Korbanth OWK Apprentice Lightsaber | New Saber Alert
Korbanth OWK Apprentice lightsaber has been released. The custom saber is inspired by the design of the the Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber depicted in the Jedi Apprentice young adult novel series. JSJ (James Wareham) designed the hilt. Korbanth offers the OWK Apprentice lightsaber as an empty hilt (for DIY) or as an installed pixel saber. Korbanth released the lightsaber, a limited run of 50 units, in September 2022.
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The Korbanth OWK Apprentice lightsaber is comprised of a machined aluminum hilt with black accents and copper accents near the emitter. Blade holder accepts a 1 inch diameter blade. Hilt shares design elements with the the Obi-Wan Kenobi TPM/AOTC lightsaber and the Obi-Wan Kenobi ROTS/ANH lightsaber.
Hilt features a flared, bell-shaped emitter with a faux thin neck design. A metallic red thumbscrew and brass greeblie attach over a hilt shroud in the middle of the hilt and enable a two-button configuration. Design features a series of horizontal rings that extend from near the emitter to the lower part of the hilt. A black Covertec wheel attaches to the lower part of the hilt, enabling the wielder to wear the hilt with a Covertec clip (sold separately). A notched pommel section with sound vents caps off the end of the hilt.
Korbanth offers the OWK Apprentice lightsaber as an empty hilt for DIY. Empty hilt may be installed with common soundboards including: Proffieboard v2.2, Sabertec Golden Harvest V3, and Plecter Labs Crystal Focus 10 (CFX). Korbanth offers an installed pixel saber option as well. The pixel saber is equipped with a Proffieboard soundboard with 20 to 25 sound fonts including some youngling OWK voices! A 34 inch long, 1 inch diameter pixel blade is available as an add-on.
Custom saber companies rarely produce hilt designs inspired by the Jedi Apprentice series Obi-Wan Kenobi. A couple previous hilt runs by other companies include:
2017 Force Relics x LDM Custom Sabers Obi-Wan Apprentice Lightsaber
2006 Luuke Obi-Wan Apprentice Lightsaber
Korbanth is a United States based custom saber company that offers may custom character inspired lightsabers. The company sells a rotating assortment of empty hilts and installed neopixel sabers.
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