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

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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

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

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COVER IMAGE Stock photo from Pexels

8 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!!!

    1. I purchase two premium mystery light sabers with sound on aug.2. 2020 from dxsabers (pauls) website which says 1 to 4 weeks delivery and I never received them. I have multiple screen shots of paul being very rude and disrepectful when I reached out for it to be resolved. He kept saying he shipped them, they where coming. After a month of it in transit at ups I reached out to them, ups said it was lost. I told paul that and he said they dont loose packages, he needed proof which I provided and told me a replacement would be sent out a.s.a.p. He aslo advised me that ups would not reimburse him for the lost items that he looses money to send me a replacement. He told me thats why other companies make you purchase again. The ups representative told me the opposite and sent me the claim via email. It is in my opinion that he has no product and it is a ups scam. Hes generating fake tracking numbers and claiming against them when they get “lost”. They have since refused to help me in any way, no new tracking number, no refund. There are multiple social media testimonials that correspond with my claim, that unfortunately i did not see before i made my purchase. I just do not want any one else taking advantage of like i was. This man deserves his business to be shut down. It is ripping people off. #canceldxsabers

  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.

  4. Having ordered sabers from this company back in February, I have to say…. Be wary about placing an order with this company at this time!
    Paul, the owner currently has supply issues which he is not pre-warning customers about and the lead times quoted on the website do not reflect the real delivery times for potential orders placed (in my experience)
    After placing a considerable value order, I received confirmation and was looking forward to receiving my sabers as per the delivery dates quoted on the site 2-6 weeks maximum.
    After 5 weeks I had heard nothing so decided to contact their customer services team.
    I sent 4 emails to which all were not responded to. Growing evermore concerned I decided to reach out to Paul (the owner) himself and call him.
    This unfortunately was also unsuccessful. I also had Paul’s email address so sent a series of emails and eventually got a reply. Paul informed me that he is having difficulties with suppliers & mentioned sabotage among other things for the reasons regarding the delay of my order.
    Paul assured me and made a commitment to me that he would ensure my order was completed and delivered by the end of April. I thanked him for his honesty and agreed to wait the extra amount of time (Having been assured by the owner himself). Unfortunately as the end of April neared to a close I had to email again (and again) to find out what was happening, no news, no info on shipping, nothing!

    Paul became very difficult to deal with so I decided to cancel my order on the 1st of May.
    Unfortunately this was not received in the professional manner I had hoped.
    I was told that if I wanted a refund then all I had to do was return the sabers – even though at this time they had not even been shipped out to me yet! (Which made no sense whatsoever)
    I was then told by Paul to deal directly with Customer services as he does not get involved with these things (Even though he had done and made a personal commitment to me for delivery in April)
    Customer services then failed to address the situation and comprehend the fact that I was entitled to a refund & that the order had not even been shipped out.
    I faced a very bad situation which with some extra emails and contacting via social media, eventually lead to Paul issuing a refund on the 16th of May.

    I would encourage people to be wary at this time placing any orders with this company. I have also recommended some steps to Paul which may help improve things for his business in the future.
    If you decide to buy from this company please do your research first and contact prior to purchase to gain a commitment from them for a realistic lead time.
    There are many customers who have experienced issues & dealing with Paul is far from easy! I would give one star as he did eventually refund my money which I am legally entitled to.

    If you are experiencing difficulties with your order then in this case “Persistence overcomes Resistance”

    I hope Paul sorts things out but I have a Jedi feeling it wont be anytime soon!
    Order with caution people!

  5. Ordered three sabers. The hook on one broke on day two and they told me they don’t send paid labels for returns. Returns? This is a defective piece of merchandise! YES, you send a return label so your CUSTOMER doesn’t have to pay to ship a broken product back! Made the mistake of ordering two more sabers because we try to believe in small businesses. Waited two weeks…nothing. Waited three weeks…nothing. Emailed…nothing. DM’d…nothing. Sent an email requesting a cancellation and return and WOW did we start getting emails!

    Tried to give them the benefit of the doubt when they said they only received a partial shipment. Then a friend contacted us (we referred her to DX Sabers) and they were having the same issue! Ordered weeks ago, no communication, no shipment, no nothing!

    Then when we DM’d them again and let them know we felt unsafe about this entire situation, WE GOT BLOCKED! You do NOT block a CURRENT CUSTOMER! You can, but that doesn’t mean you should!

    What to watch for:
    *We’re a small family business of only 3 people.
    *I promise we will ship your items by X date or we will give you this sound effect.
    *You are pushing us to do something.
    *You are threatening us.
    *We are a small family business and we do not have the funds to return to [you] right now.
    *We are doing our best as a small family business.
    *Many competitors of ours try to scam my customers.
    *We are a family of 3 people and doing our best so please remain patient. (They told us this soooooooooo many times…)

    If you read those statements because you are requiring them to either ship your product you’ve waited several weeks for or requesting a refund….DEMAND a refund or dispute the charge, which is what we had to do in order to get our money back!

    We love to support small family businesses, but being small does not give ANYONE the excuse to hijack your money for over a month and then say you can’t afford to pay you back because they don’t deliver or because they send defective products.

    #neveragain

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