A clamp card is a pretty popular finishing piece, or greeblie, that people like to use with their Star Wars Original Trilogy style lightsabers. Lightsaber enthusiasts also use clamp cards with their own custom designs that include activation boxes. Using a clamp card is a neat way to give a lightsaber a ‘Star Wars’ feel since clamp cards are so strongly associated with many of the Original Trilogy lightsaber designs.
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Most standard sized lightsaber clamp cards are about 2 inches long and range in width from around 0.57 inches to 0.63 inches. Clamp cards often require modification (i.e. sanding down or trimming) in order to install them on lightsaber hilts.
Let’s take a look at 6 common places to find lightsaber clamp cards.
Slothfurnace United States
We can’t talk about clamp cards without talking about Slothfurnace. Slothfurnace is one of the largest clamp card vendors and the company offers the widest selection of clamp card styles. Most Slothfurnace designs are based on movie hilts. Many Slothfurnace cards are double sided featuring a different design on each side.
Skywampa Etsy Seller United Kingdom
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Skywampa [AFFILIATE LINK]
Skywampa’s clamp card selection isn’t quite as extensive as Slothfurnace’s selection, nevertheless the vendor carries several Graflex style and Luke ROTJ style clamp cards.
Wanna Wanga Netherlands
Wanna Wanga is a lightsaber parts store that carries three styles of Graflex clamp cards. Wanna Wanga clamp cards include free worldwide shipping.
The Custom Saber Shop United States
The Custom Saber Shop, which is currently the largest custom lightsaber parts store, carries three styles of basic clamp cards. The cards are called: Red Card, Black Card, and Natural Card (i.e. a greenish color). All three cards are the same design–they just each use a different color of plastic.
The Red Card in particular is a bit of a departure from most clamp cards on the market, because none of the movie hilts use a red card. The cards are located in the MHSV1 Clamps & Boxes section on The Custom Saber Shop’s website.
One Replicas Etsy Seller United Kingdom and/or Spain
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ONEREPLICASstore [AFFILIATE LINK]
One Replicas is most well known for making slimmed down versions of a Graflex lightsaber and a Qui-Gon Jinn lightsaber (the designs are called SS-Gf and SSqY, respectively). One Replicas also offers multiple clamp card designs. One Replicas clamp cards are smaller than standard. The cards, which are only 0.5 inches wide, are designed to be used with slimmed down One Replicas hilts.
The Saber Armory by KR Sabers United Kingdom
The Saber Armory is a lightsaber parts store that also carries empty hilts and a few functional lightsabers. The company currently offers three Graflex style clamp cards.
Saberforge United States
Saberforge sells multiple designs of clamp cards (they call them ‘activation cards’) sized for Saberforge hilts.
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Do you know of any other companies that sell lightsaber clamp cards? Feel free to comment below.
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Do yourself a favour. Don’t ever order anything from custom saber shops because they are pirates. They will charge you 4 times as much as any item is worth, and then twice that again for shipping. The “clamp card” can be made from the contact strips off old PCB boards, PC graphics cards and sound cards. I find old computers for free, strip the parts our and use them for lightsabers. The effect is identical, and best of all, FREE.