Hello Everybody, I hope you have all had fun spending your money on the Black Friday sales and got some bargains. I recently got two bargains my new Jedi robe and a new saber which I have mentioned before. Well I have a couple of sneak peeks at the end of this post of the saber but first I’d like to show off a saber I built after I came into possession of some Coaxium!
Now Coaxium is a very special and expensive commodity. It is a substance used to fuel spaceships and costs a small fortune as it has a complex refining process. You may have seen Coaxium in the movie SOLO – A Star Wars Story – it is the glowing blue crystaline substance in the metallic cylinders Han and Chewie attempt to “steal” for Dryden Vos of Crimson Dawn (you can see the vials in the pics above). Well I managed to obtain a few cannisters of unrefined Coaxium myself and thought “Hmm, if this is starship fuel…what would it do in a lightsaber?” So I built a saber powered by Coaxium. First off I needed smaller capsules to contain the stuff so here are my containment capsules…
The pinkish purple helix are the molecules of Coaxium before they are compressed into the crystals seen in the movie. When this capsule is attached to my new hilt it automatically injects and compresses the substance and creates enormous power for the saber! And it takes a skilled Jedi Master to control this amount of energy…I nearly cut a hole in the wall of my cave when I first tried using this! But you want to see the saber itself too don’t you? OK here are the Glamour shots of my “Coaxium Saber”…
I decided to go with an elegant classic look to the saber with a pretty emitter and thin necked design. The emitter and neck have nice contrasting accents and tops a very comfortable ribbed handgrip. The handgrip is reminiscent of both Luke Skywalker’s and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s sabers but is slightly less awkward to hold as there is no “control box” just a single illuminated activation switch. Then at the pommel end of the hilt is where the magic or chemistry happens! You attach the capsule to the bottom of the handgrip, then pull the endcap out to extend the inner tube – then just like a hypodermic syringe press the tube back down into the hilt! This activates the refining process and turns the Helix compounds into the crystals which in turn are drawn into the saber to power it. AND MAN does it have a kick! You can see in the pictures I had to add several hex-head bolts to strengthen this thing.
OK, the Coaxium Saber is elegant and simple yet complex at the same time (in my honest opinion) and I have to say I enjoyed designing this. But I have some other interesting pictures to show you of an equally fun saber….my newly acquired Flyte saber. Now I have mentioned that this lightsaber has colour changing technology so the blade isn’t restricted to one set colour. This saber has four small LEDs, each a different colour, in the emitter and by controlling the voltage to each LED you can mix different colours. This is done by programming a few numbers into a file the circuit board reads to control the light – and it works in a similar way to how “Colour Balance” on a TV works with settings for Red Green and Blue on screen. I connected my saber to my laptop to charge up and to examine the sound effects files when I discovered the file that controls the light effects and I found out I can type in new numbers and set colours. So I now have a green blade with an orange flash effect when it clashes with another blade! Just like Qui-Gon Jinn’s did in The Phantom Menace. I can’t show all the colours but here are three sneak peeks….
EEK! How did that red saber get in there! Don’t worry, I haven’t turned to the Darkside, I just posted this to show what the Flyte can do! I will attempt to get some more pictures of the hilt and do a proper review, possibly in next week’s post.
I am running out of time for this post, I hope you liked the design and the new technology I came up with for it. I have an even more decorative hilt that also uses this Coaxtech (< I just realised I should have called the saber this!) which I’ll post in an upcoming post. But for now I’d like to say a big thank you to all of you for checking this out and I really hope you’ll call back for more. I appreciate the support of me and my site, especially in these crazy and busy holiday times. So stay safe and enjoy any celebrations responsibly. Till next time….
“Coaxium Saber” and “Coaxtech” are “For Tyeth Edition” creations and are Copyright of For Tyeth/FTSabersite 2016-2020. “Coaxium” appears in SOLO – A Star Wars Story which is Trademark/Copyright of Disney/Lucasfilm.