The Saberforge Acolyte lightsaber is a custom saber with an aggressive, Old Republic style vibe. The one that I have is a Warrior Tier Saber, meaning it’s a stunt saber (lights up, no sound), and features a white LED. Saberforge Acolyte comes in one of three main finishes: Standard Finish (the one shown in this review–two-toned black and silver), Weathered (tarnished silver appearance), or Black (a tactical, all-black finish). As an Apprentice Saber, Acolyte is comprised primarily of a main body and a removable pommel.
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Saberforge Acolyte, a standard sized lightsaber, measures 11.8 inches long and accepts a 1 inch diameter blade. The aluminum hilt is comprised primarily of a main body and a vented pommel. Acolyte’s slanted emitter creates a familiar lightsaber profile. An aggressive, u-shaped cutout bisects the middle of the emitter. The cutout is flanked on either side by two long, gill like window slits that run parallel to the angle of the emitter. A choke point is situated below a series of horizontal grooves. The choke point increases the control and maneuverability of the lightsaber, making the lightsaber easier to sping and use in dueling.
A recessed activation switch is located below the choke point. There’s also a dummy switch below the activation switch (on some versions of the hilt a recharge port is installed in the dummy switch location). The lower grip section of the hilt is comprised of many milled details, including two thin, stadium-shaped indentations that echo the window slits in the emitter. A Covertec wheel attaches to the lower part of the hilt. The lowest part of the hilt is angled, echoing the aesthetics of the emitter. A notched knob style pommel caps off the end of the hilt. The pommel, which is vented, somewhat resembles the pommel on a Revan style lightsaber.
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Saberforge, based in Oregon, is one of the largest custom saber companies in the world. The company makes a selection of custom character inspired hilts and original designs varying in complexity. Saberforge also offers the affordably priced ECO Saber line as a budget friendly alternative.
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