Ultrasabers Midgrade vs Heavy Grade Lightsaber Blade Comparison
Ultrasabers is a pretty common and affordable source for purchasing 1 inch diameter lightsaber blades. The company offers two blade thicknesses: Midgrade and Heavy Grade. The two main differences between Ultrasabers Midgrade Blades and Heavy Grade Blades are lightsaber blade durability and brightness. All Ultrasabers lightsaber blades are made out of: a polycarbonate tube, blade tip (attached with glue), and blade diffusion film (rolled up on the inside of the tube).
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Lightsaber Blade Durability
Ultrasabers Heavy Grade Blades are designs for heavy dueling and they’re designed to take a beating. Heavy Grade blades are drastically heavier than Midgrade Blades. My 36 inch Ultrasabers Ultraedge Heavy Grade Blade weighs 10.7 ounces and my Ultrasabers Ultraedge Midgrade Blade weighs only 6.4 ounces. Similarly, Ultrasabers Heavy Grade blades are nearly double the thickness of Ultrasabers Midgrade Blades. If you need a durable, duel worthy, blade, you would want to select an Ultrasabers Heavy Grade Blade.
Lightsaber Blade Brightness
Ultrasabers Heavy Grade Blades block out more of the light from the LED, so they are not as bright as Ultrasabers Midgrade Blades. If you’re more interested in blade brightness and less interested in heavy dueling, then a Midgrade Blade may be a better fit for you.
What is ‘Ultraedge’ and how does it affect the blade?
The Ultrasabers term ‘Ultraedge’ denotes a white blade that Ultrasabers. The term ‘Ultraedge’ does not affect the durability of the blade. Ultrasabers offers two types of non-Ultraedge blades simply called ‘Heavy Grade Blades’ and ‘Midgrade Blades’ that have a more silvery appearance as well as a coring effect while illuminated. ‘Ultraedge Heavy Grade Blades’ and ‘Ultraedge Midgrade Blades’ are white blades.
Ultrasabers Blade Buying Tips
Ultrasabers Grab Bag Sabers include the option of selecting a Heavy Grade Blade free of charge. All Mystery Box Sabers only include Midgrade Blades (no option for Heavy Grade). All of the rest of the Ultrasabers lightsabers offer a Heavy Grade Blades as an upgrade. Ultrasabers sells lightsaber blades of various lengths in the Lightsaber Parts section of the store.
Ultrasabers also sells some ‘bargain basement’ blades called Grab Bag Blades. Grab Bag Blades are divided into two categories: Initiate Grab Bag Blades (all 24 inch blades) and Full Size Grab Bag Blades (32 inch, 36 inch, 40 inch; no 24 inch blades). You can’t control the blade thickness or blade style that you receive as a Grab Bag Blade, although it’s possible to receive a mix of Midgrade Blades and Heavy Grade Blades.