11 Popular Custom Lightsaber Companies You Should Know About in 2020

Want a real lightsaber for dueling, spinning, cosplay, or collecting? Here are 11 of the most popular and influential custom saber companies of 2020. The company list, which is in no particular order, includes old favorites along with newer up-and-comers. Please research a company and its products before purchasing from them.

Disclaimer: The following list contains some affiliate links, meaning SaberSourcing receives some money if you click through and purchase an item.

1. SABERFORGE (SF)

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Saberforge  | https://saberforge.com
Lightsaber Types: empty hilts, stunt sabers (no sound), sound sabers
Price Range: budget friendly, midrange
Location: United States

Out of all of the custom saber companies, Saberforge offers one of the largest varieties of lightsaber hilt designs, including many character inspired designs. In addition to lightsabers, the company sells custom prop replicas and themed items including: helmets, blasters, holocrons, etc. Although the Saberforge Mystery Box Saber is popular item, Mystery Box Sabers often sell out quickly and may be out of stock for months or more.

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Saberforge Prodigal Son (left) and The Count (right) | IMAGE CREDIT Saberforge

2. SABERTRIO (ST)

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Sabertrio | https://sabertrio.com
Lightsaber Types: stunt saber (no sound), sound sabers, neopixel sabers
Price Range: midrange
Location: Malaysia

Sabertrio is a fast growing custom saber company that makes high quality lightsabers at a reasonable price point. The company offers 7 different hilt designs. Although Sabertrio makes no character inspired hilts, the company designs sleek, ergonomic, and attractive designs. Sabertrio has developed a reputation for being extremely transparent, communicative, and responsive with their customers. The company temporary stopped accepting order in early 2020 due parts shortages from coronavirus supply chain disruptions.

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Various Sabertrio lightsabers | IMAGE CREDIT Sabertrio

3. VADER’S VAULT (VV)

https://vadersvault.com
Lightsaber Types: sound sabers, neopixel sabers
Price Range: midrange, high end
Location: United States

Vader’s Vault is highly regarded in the custom saber community for making high quality midrange to high end custom sabers. The company offers detailed, realistic weathering options as well. The lead time for Vader’s Vault lightsabers is often several months or more, but Vader’s Vault is extremely communicative with customers and the custom saber community at large.

Periodically, Vader’s Vault hosts a popular Read To Ship (RTS) promotion. During the promotion, Vader’s Vault releases a limited number of pre-build lightsabers that ship within only a few weeks rather than a few months.

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Vader’s Vault Ardent Elite (left) and Mitsurugi 3K (right) | IMAGE CREDIT Vader’s Vault

4. THE PACH STORE

https://www.thepachstore.com
Lightsaber Types: empty hilts, stunt saber (no sound), sound sabers, neopixel
Price Range: budget friendly, midrange
Location: Hong Kong

The Pach Store specializes in budget friendly and midrange custom sabers, but the company offers higher end products occasionally as well. The Pach Store sells budget friendly WonderForce and YDD Sabers products, including the extremely popular Tiny Giant Kyojin, along with character inspired hilt by Ultimate Works. Lightsaber enthusiasts commonly report The Pach Store provides fast shipping and good communication.

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The Pach Store The Tiny Giant Kyojin (left) and Shadowblade (right) | IMAGE CREDIT The Pac

5. ULTRASABERS (US)

https://ultrasabers.com
Lightsaber Types: empty hilts, stunt sabers (no sound), sound sabers
Price Range: budget friendly, midrange
Location: United States

Founded in 2005, Ultrasabers is a large and established custom saber company. The company offers a variety of basic and affordable designs along with more complex character inspired designs. Ultrasabers Mystery Box Sabers and Grab Bag Sabers are popular, especially as starter lightsabers. The company frequently hosts sales, promotions, and discounts on their products.

In late February 2020, Ultrasabers reported experiencing an “extreme delay in obtaining [certain lightsaber] parts” of an unspecified duration.

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Ultrasabers Initiate LE V4 (left) and Butcher (right) | IMAGE CREDIT Ultrasabers

6. KYBERLIGHT (KL)

https://kyberlight.com
Lightsaber Types: sound saber
Price Range: budget friendly, midrange
Location: United States

Originally launched as a Kickstarter campaign, Kyberlight offers only one lightsaber hilt model. The user customizes the lightsaber hilt with mix-and-match parts. Kyberlight’s modular system parts includes various: top pieces, sleeves and pommels that allow the user to easily and quickly change the outer appearance of the hilt. The easy customization and low price point make Kyberlight an attractive first lightsaber option.

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Kyberlight Master Pack | IMAGE CREDIT Kyberlight

7. ELECTRUM SABERCRAFTS (ES)

https://electrumsabers.com
Lightsaber Types: sound saber, neopixel sabers
Price Range: midrange
Location: Canada

Electrum Sabercrafts makes 9 designs of Smart Sabers, which are Bluetooth equipped custom sabers that can be changed on the fly with your smartphone. Electrum Sabercrafts hilts are slim and maneuverable and use their signature touch switches to activate the saber. Electrum Sabercrafts are high quality, reasonably priced midrange lightsabers, although some users have found app usage a bit buggy. The company actively works on the bugs and Electrum Sabercrafts has developed a reputation for being extremely communicative and helpful with their customers.

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Electrum Sabercrafts Allegiant Smart Saber (left) and Aurora Smart Saber (right) | IMAGE CREDIT Electrum Sabercrafts

8. KORBANTH SABERS

https://www.korbanth.com
Lightsaber Types: empty hilts, neopixel sabers
Price Range: midrange
Location: United States

Korbanth offers a selection of character inspired empty hilt kits and neopixel sabers. The company releases new designs as limited runs, so available hilt designs rotate over the years. In addition to selling lightsabers, the company offers custom costumes and models as well.

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Korbanth Darkness Folding Lightsaber Hilt (left) and MPP 2.5 Lightsaber Hilt (right) | IMAGE CREDIT Korbanth

9. THE CUSTOM SABER SHOP (TCSS)

https://www.thecustomsabershop.com
Lightsaber Types: empty hilts
Price Range: budget friendly, midrange
Location: United States

The Custom Saber Shop (TCSS) is an established ‘one-stop-shop’ for lightsaber parts, supplies, and some empty hilts. If you’d like to build or your own lightsaber or mod a lightsaber you already have, The Custom Saber Shop one of the largest dedicated custom saber parts stores in the world. The website’s forums also serve as a valuable and helpful resource for DIY lightsaber builders.

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Lightsaber hilt kits and parts from The Custom Saber Shop | IMAGE CREDIT The Custom Saber Shop

10. ONE REPLICAS (OR)

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ONEREPLICASstore
Lightsaber Types:
empty hilts
Price Range: budget friendly, midrange
Location: Spain

One Replicas sells empty lightsaber hilts along with clamp cards, switches, and other parts for building a lightsaber. The One Replicas Super Stunt series of empty hilts is comprised of three different designs of slimmed down, character inspired hilts.

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One Replicas SSQy lightsaber hilt (left) and Obi Arena lightsaber hilt (right) | IMAGE CREDIT One Replicas

11. KR Sabers (KRS)

https://thesaberarmory.com
Lightsaber Types:
empty hilts
Price Range: budget friendly, midrange
Location: United Kingdom

The Saber Armory by KR Sabers sells a selection of empty hilts including character inspired hilts an the extremely customizable KR Sabers Flagship V2 Hilt. The company periodically releases limited runs on empty hilts. Additionally, the shop offers prop kits and a selection of chassis, components and accessories for DIY lightsaber builders. KR Sabers has developed a reputation for excellent communication with customers and custom saber community at large.

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KR Sabers Flagship V2 Lightsaber Hilt (left) and Phoenix Props The Sentinel Lightsaber Hilt (right) | IMAGE CREDIT KR Sabers

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A few additional custom lightsaber companies:
ACLightsabers (Etsy) Malaysia
Advanced Light Weaponry (eBay) United States
aynranfan (eBay) United States
Bendu Armory United States [see also Bendu Armory Etsy Store]
Custom Diversions (Etsy) United States
Genesis Custom Sabers Canada
JQ Sabers United Kingdom
SaberBay (Etsy) United States
WonderForce Hong Kong [see also WonderForce Etsy Store]
SaberMach Singapore [see also SaberMach Etsy Store]
WarSabers Russia

For a more comprehensive list of lightsaber companies, visit SaberSourcing’s List of Lightsaber Companies.

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Cover image depicts custom sabers from various companies. The photos are from their respective companies.

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