REVIEW Custom Saberforge ASP Lightsaber ‘Smoldering Vengeance’
This is a Saberforge ASP lightsaber that I’m naming ‘Smoldering Vengeance’. Adaptive Saber Parts (ASP) lightsabers are mix and match creations. The ASP system enables lightsaber enthusiasts build your own lightsaber from a series of mix-and-match parts. To create a lightsaber, the user selects: a blade holder, switch section, hilt body, and pommel. The hilt features a custom smoky gray powder coated finish and two added red switches of unknown origins.
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I’m calling this Saberforge ASP lightsaber ‘Smoldering Vengeance’ because the hilt features a ‘Smolding’ smoky-colored, powder coating throughout. Additionally, the hilt is comprised of an ASP ‘Vengeance’ body section (from the Vengeance lightsaber hilt).
The Smoldering Vengeance lightsaber is about 10.25 inches long and accepts a 1 inch diameter blade. The hilt is a bit shorter than most standard sized lightsaber hilts, but not quite short enough to serve as a lightsaber shoto. The blade holder features pin-hole windows in the emitter shroud. The switch section is situated below a slight taper (i.e. choke point). Note, since I purchased this lightsaber hilt second hand, I’m not sure where the red switches came from. The switch section, called ASP 08 Switch, is the same switch section present in the Saberforge Ares lightsaber. A stadium-shaped raised switch guard encircles the switch section. The switch section is encircled with milled stadium-shaped indentations as well.
The body of the Smoldering Vengeance lightsaber is ‘ASP Vengeance Body’. Seven metal vertical grips, which are black in color, encircle the grip section, giving the hilt a classic look. The black grips are lower profile and shorter than T-track grips. The grips are more rounded than T-track grips. Additionally, the grips are made of metal rather than plastic or rubber. A Covertec wheel attaches to the bottom of the body section. A super low profile Jade Fire pommel, which is vented, caps off the end of the hilt.
If you’d like to build your own version of the ‘Smoldering Vengeance’ ASP Lightsaber, you will need these parts:
x1 Saberforge ASP 10 Emitter
x1 Saberforge ASP 08 Switch (same as the Ares saber)
x1 Saberforge ASP Vengeance Body
x1 Saberforge ASP Jade Fire pommel
x2 red switches (unknown origins)
Additionally, the Smoky Vengeance lightsaber features a custom smoky gray powder coated finish.
Saberforge, based in Oregon, is one of the largest custom saber companies in the world.
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