DX Sabers: What We Know About the Company and Its Custom Sabers

DX Sabers, sometimes written as DXSabers, is a custom saber company that operates an Etsy store and stand-alone website DXSabers.com. Founded in 2020, the company website states that DX Sabers operates out of shared office space in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Shen Zhen, Guangdong, China. SaberSourcing has not purchased any items from DX Sabers.

DX Sabers LLC is a registered business entity in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, according to Pennsylvania Department of State records.
Source: https://www.corporations.pa.gov/search/corpsearch; Retrieved 5/7/2020

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Who runs DX Sabers?

According to the DX Sabers Etsy store and Facebook page, Paul Doghramji, Jr. (“The Dark Jedi”) serves as Owner, Creator, and Customer Service. Additionally, the DX Sabers website states that DX Sabers works with “Chris Lee (Wuxi Victor MFG), Damien Xu and Vera Jones (CEO of LGT Sabers), and Makiyo Tuang (CEO of YDD Sabers).”
Source: https://www.dxsabers.com/about; Retrieved 5/5/2020

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Screenshot of DXSabers.com About page (Retrieved 5/6/2020)

“We started this company because we are tired of other companies profiting so hard off of these awesome lightsabers.” The DX Sabers Facebook page about section says. “We are bringing affordable and super well made lightsabers to the marketplace so that everyone can afford the lightsaber of their dreams!”
Source: https://www.facebook.com/dxsabers; Retrieved 5/5/2020

DX Sabers Saber Designs

DX Sabers sells a selection of hilt designs that are made in China, including products from LGT Sabers and YDD Sabers. Some of the designs are character inspired and others are not. Multiple designs are available on Alibaba and AliExpress or from other resellers. Reselling LGT Sabers and YDD Sabers is extremely common and not inherently a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ endeavor.

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A custom saber from Wedoam Store on AliExpress (left) and a custom saber from DXSabers (right)

Some of the photos used by DX Sabers originate from different companies. For example, an image for a Revan style lightsaber in the DX Sabers store is the same as an image for 3D printed Thingiverse lightsaber design by CaseStudyno8 from 2016.

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CaseStudyno8 3D printed Revan’s lightsabers (left) and DX Sabers “The Revan Duo Force Fx lightsaber” (right)

Brittain Woolley of the custom saber company Saber Royale has alleged on Facebook that DX Sabers is selling a recast of a Saber Royale design. “They are selling an old [Starkiller style] design of mine as well, sans permission or royalties of course.”
Source: 4/30/2020 Facebook post in The Vault: A Custom Lightsaber Community

Additionally, DX Sabers has been banned from the r/lightsabers subreddit. The r/lightsabers subreddit is the largest lightsaber-themed subreddit on reddit with over 49,000 members. The r/lightsabers moderator T_Quach discusses the ban in the r/lightsabers subreddit thread ‘My experience with DX sabers’.
Source: r/lightsabers subreddit thread ‘My experience with DX sabers’; Retrieved 5/5/2020)

DX Sabers Facebook Recommendations

As of May 5, 2020, DX Sabers has 13 Facebook reviews, 12 of which recommend the company and one of which does not recommend the company. Three of the March 2020 reviews are made by Facebook profiles using a stock photo of a person or a photo of a person posted elsewhere on the internet. Five out of the seven Facebook recommendations for DX Sabers posted in March 2020 have Facebook profile photos that were uploaded on the same day as the recommendation and have no Facebook friends or other info publicly listed on their Facebook profiles.
Source: https://www.facebook.com/dxsabers; Retrieved 5/5/2020

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Top image is a free Pexels stock photo. The bottom DX Sabers Facebook recommendation uses the Pexels stock photo as a profile image.

Does DX Sabers sell “Force FX Lightsabers”?

A “Force FX Lightsaber” is a trademarked term for an officially licensed, character inspired lightsaber manufactured by Hasbro (currently) or Master Replicas (formerly). DX Sabers lists many of its custom sabers as “Force FX Lightsabers” even though none of its products are officially licensed or described as Hasbro or Master Replicas products.
Source: Force FX Lightsaber Trademark record http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4801:uvr2dw.2.1; Retrieved 5/6/2020

Sophie’s Sabers Foundation

The DX Sabers website states that, “Every purchase of THE MASTER REY lightsaber will donate a portion to Sophie’s Sabers Foundation. The money gets put into an account that Sophie’s parents can use to spend on her bills, fun times, etc.” The website also features a “Donate” button on the Sophie’s Sabers Foundation page.
Source: https://www.dxsabers.com/sophiessabers; Retrieved 5/5/2020

The DX Sabers website states that “Sophie’s Sabers Foundation is registered with the IRS and the United States Goverment as a non-profit organization.” Google results for “Sophie’s Sabers Foundation” all refer to the DX Sabers website. SaberSourcing could not locate an independent “Sophie’s Sabers Foundation” website, Facebook page, or contact information.

On May 7, 2020, the DX Sabers Facebook page posts that the EIN for “Sophie’s Sabers Foundation” is 85-0905941. SaberSourcing could not locate or verify the nonprofit status of the organization using the IRS Tax Exempt Organization Search. SaberSourcing searches for the organization name “Sophie’s Sabers Foundation” and the EIN 85-0905941 “did not return any result”. The IRS states, “Certain eligible donees (i.e., churches, group ruling subordinates, and governmental units) may not be listed.”

Source: https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/tax-exempt-organization-search; Retrieved 5/6/2020

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DX Sabers Lightsaber Arm Attachment

On May 6, 2020, DX Sabers posts an image of lightsaber arm attachments on DX Sabers Facebook page, writing, “If you are someone who would love a lightsaber arm please reach out to us as we can make them custom just for your arm!!!” The photo is from reddit user EatPrayNub. When asked if EatPrayNub gave DX Sabers permission to use the photo, EatPrayNub responds, “We did not, and I have just submitted a copyright claim via Facebook and Instagram. Not sure what good it will do, but this is annoying.”
Source: r/lightsabers subreddit thread ‘My best friend and I wearing our lightsaber arm attachments. May the 4th be with you.‘; Retrieved 5/7/2020

In a separate reddit post, EatPrayNub writes, “The [lightsaber arm attachment] adapter was designed by myself and a friend at the bionics company Össur, then machined by SaberForge to fit their adaptive saber parts….DX sabers has stolen that picture from me, which I posted on my social media 2 days ago [May 4, 2020].”
Source: r/lightsabers subreddit thread ‘DX Sabers Is Threatening to Sue Me (SaberSourcing)‘; Retrieved 5/7/2020

The lightsaber arm attachment photo has been removed from the DX Sabers Facebook account and Instagram account.

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DX Sabers used a photo from reddit user EatPrayNub on the DX Saber Facebook page without the permission of the creator. EatPrayNub photo (left) and a screenshot of the DX Sabers Facebook page (right)

‘CALL OR COURT’ Email from DX Sabers to SaberSourcing

Following the initial posting of this article on May 5, 2020, DX Sabers emailed SaberSourcing a series of at 5 messages within the span of 40 minutes.

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Emails from Paul Doghramji to SaberSourcing

In one email, entitled “CALL OR COURT”, DX Sabers founder Paul Doghramji, Jr. writes, “You have no idea how much in violation of the law you are and we expect this article taken down immediately or you will be hearing from my attorney.”

A screenshot of the email is enclosed below. Note, I am not blacking out the contact information listed in the email because the same email address and phone number are publicly listed on the DXSabers.com contact page.

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Screenshot of an email from DX Sabers founder Paul Doghramji, Jr. to SaberSourcing

COVER IMAGE Stock photo from Pexels

5 comments

  1. Thanks for the in depth info. Was looking into this company for a saber purchase and couldn’t find much.

  2. I bough a lightsaber from DX sabers. 3 months later, it arrived with a damaged box and no blade. Then, it takes another 4 weeks to get a blade mailed to me! It arrives broken with the cheapest parts ever imaginable! The blade plug also had a dead spot! Then, one week later, the hilt just stops working! Everything about this $500 Kenobi neopixel lightsaber is junk! Pure junk!!! This Paul character blames everything on Covid 19! What? What does the coronavirus have to do with your lightsabers being crap? DO NOT BUY FROM THIS COMPANY!!! They come across nice, untill they have your money! Also, based in Philadelphia, but everything is bought from China! Deceiving! PURE CHINESE JUNK!!! RUN AWAY! AVOID STRESS AND HEADACHES!!! WARNING: They will scam you and in the end, after months and months, you will have a $500 pile of cheap junk!!!

  3. So they’ve renamed themselves (on Instagram) as “Dxsaberz” so you may want to include that variation

    1. I just had bad dealings with theese guys and had bought a neopixel DV saber on sale back in May and when I inquired several times as to when it would be shipping I got empty promises that never happened.

      As I followed up via txt messages, the replies back from Paul (DX Sabers) were rude and snotty. Not what you would expext from the CEO of a company.

      After a month and two empty promises from him….I decided this was not a reputable company to do business with.

      With the order still pending after a month, and the CEO calling me a liar….I decided to cancel this order and request a refund. The next day he responded to my txt and refused and stated its not per his policy…..something that us a contridiction in terms the way its written.

      I filed a non-delivery claim against his company with PayPal and was notified today the judgement is in my favor and a full refund is being issued back to me.

      Beware of this guy and his dealings…..he is a major scam artist.

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