UNDER $150: 15 Budget Friendly Empty Lightsaber Hilt Companies | DIY Custom Saber Project
Looking for an affordably priced empty custom lightsaber hilt for a DIY project, display or cosplay? Let’s explore some of the custom saber companies that sell empty lightsaber hilts under $150. The list is no particular order.
These budget friendly hilts range in design complexity. Some hilts are ready for display right out of the box while others may require some assembly. All of the lightsaber hilts are custom made and are not licensed by Lucasfilm/Disney.
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United States | https://www.etsy.com/shop/HighCouncilSabers
HighCouncilSabers makes two lightsaber hilt designs: Starkiller (a Graflex style saber) and Emissary (a Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan mashup hilt). Although by default the hilts are designed only for display, the hilts can be made to accommodate electronics if the buyer requests an electronics ready hilt before purchasing.
2. Saberforge (Various Designs)
Saberforge offers a wide selection of empty lightsaber hilts under $150. All Saberforge Shoto Sabers, Apprentice Sabers, and many Elite Sabers are priced at under $150 for an empty hilt. Hilt designs range in complexity, and some are character inspired. Additionally, Saberforge occasionally puts discontinued lightsaber hilt designs in the Closeout Section. The Saberforge Adaptive Saber Parts (ASP) system also allows lightsaber enthusiasts to create a custom hilt out of a mix-and-match emitter, switch sections, hilt bodies, and pommels.
3. The Custom Saber Shop (TCSS)
United States | https://www.thecustomsabershop.com
The Custom Saber Shop is a one-stop lightsaber shop. The company manufactures a lightsaber hilt parts system called the Modular Hilt System (MHS). MHS allows lightsaber enthusiasts to build their own lightsaber hilt by mixing and matching: blade holders, hilt body’s, pommels along with option extension and choke pieces. Many MHS hilt parts combinations are under $150.
The company sells some character inspired hilt kits as well. Additionally, The Custom Saber Shop stocks lots of lightsaber electronics, batteries, screws, soundboards, and other necessary items for building a lightsaber.
4. Ultrasabers (100+ variations)
United States | https://ultrasabers.com
Ultrasabers offers an extensive selection of empty hilts under $150. The empty hilts range from simple and basic to more intricate character inspired designs. Ultrasabers commonly runs sales where buyers can get an additional 10% up to 20% off.
5. One Replicas Super Stunt line
One Replicas makes a line of empty lightsaber hilts called ‘Super Stunt’. The One Replicas super stunt sabers are slimmed down versions of character inspired designs. The company has made: SSQy Super Stunt (Qui-Gon inspired), SSGf Super Stunt (Graflex inspired), and SSOb (Obi-Wan EpI/EpII). The Super Stunt hilt designs are released in limited runs and are not always available.
United States | https://www.ebay.com/sch/aynranfan/m.html
Ebay seller aynranfan, operated by Jeffrey Parks of Parks Sabers, offers a limited selection of ‘Parks Sabers’ character inspired hilts. The hilts available ranges and some hilts are only offered in bundles of 2 or 3. Additionally, hilt designs may sell out.
7. Atom Sabers
Atom Sabers releases limited runs of character inspired empty hilts and also some more generic designs. Some of the hilt designs are for niche character hilts, including several Clone Wars padawan hilt designs (e.g. Nahdar Vebb inspired, Byph inspired, Ganodi inspired, etc.).
9. Fantasy Relics
The Etsy Stores Spazbros and Fantasy relics appear to sell similar hilts. A Nihilus inspired empty hilt is available. The company has also made a Galen Marek inspired hilt, Sith Maurader inspired hilt, and Sith Acolyte inspired hilt. Sometimes the hilt designs sell out.
10. KR Sabers Flagship
United Kingdom | https://thesaberarmory.com
KR Sabers makes an extremely customizable ‘blank slate’ hilt called KR Sabers Flagship. The hilt design is friendly to acid etching, powder coating, adding leather wrap, and other forms of customization and electronics installations. KR Sabers also often sells additional character inspired empty hilts, although most of the hilts are above $150.
11. 7 Chambers
United Kingdom | https://saberstore.com
7 Chambers manufactures limited runs of character inspired hilts. Several designs are under $150 and some are a bit higher in price.
12. Roman Props Antigonee V1 and Antigonee V2
United States | http://romanprops.com
Roman Props manufactures two hilt designs under $150. The hilts are called Antigonee V1 and Antigonee V2. The store sells additional custom saber parts and character inspired hilts above $150.
United States | https://www.etsy.com/shop/GreatLakesSaberCo
GreatLakesSaberCo makes affordably priced, hand-crafted empty lightsaber hilts. The company offers electronics installation services as well.
14. Ox Works
Finland | https://www.facebook.com/oxworks
Ox Works makes a selection of affordably priced empty hilts. The hilts are released as limited runs. Many of the hilts are simple, yet elegant in design.
15. The Pach Store
Hong Kong | https://www.thepachstore.com
The Pach Store sells a selection of affordably priced empty hilts, many of which are character inspired in design and some katana sabers as well. Some of the specific available hilt designs may vary over time.
BONUS: Lightsaber Hilt Props for Display Only
As a bonus, here are a few sellers that sell lightsaber hilt props designed for display purposes only (i.e. not designed for electronics installations).
Volt1987 (Etsy) https://www.etsy.com/shop/volt1987
United Kingdom based Volt1987 makes Graflex inspired and Vader inspired display hilts. Hilts have ‘found parts’ style.
eannclement (eBay) https://www.ebay.com/usr/eannclement
United States based eannclement makes lightsaber hilt props for display, including some curved-hilt designs.
TheronThings (Etsy) https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheronThings
United States based TheronThings makes character inspired custom wooden lightsabers. The wooden hilts may be painted or displayed out of the box.
Demonhunter Bricks (Etsy) https://www.etsy.com/shop/Demonhunterbricks
United Kingdom based Demonhunter Bricks makes lightsaber hilt props made out of LEGO.
Scrap Metal Sabers https://darranrobinson.bigcartel.com
United States based Scrap Metal Sabers makes some scrap metal/found parts style lightsaber hilts.
The Graflex Shop https://www.graflexshop.com
United States based The Graflex Shop offers a blemished version of their Graflex Replica for $150. The replica could be used to construct a Skywalker style lightsaber hilt.