Why large lightsaber group is ‘formally denouncing Ultrasabers’

The r/lightsabers subreddit team announced they are “formally denouncing Ultrasabers”.T_Quach, an r/lightsabers subreddit moderator, posted the announcement in the subreddit on June 18, 2020. The r/lightsabers subreddit is the largest subreddit dedicated to lightsabers and one of the largest online lightsaber groups, with over 53,000 members as of June 2020 (Update: over 127,000 members as … Read more

Ultrasabers Announces “Extreme” Lightsaber Parts Delays | Lightsaber Company News

A selection of Ultrasabers lightsabers with various blade colors

Ultrasabers owner Emory Harris announced today that the custom saber company is experiencing “an extreme delay in obtaining [certain lightsaber] parts” due to the “current crisis going on in Asia”. Ultrasabers emailed the announcement to customers with outstanding orders with the company. SaberSourcing was unable to locate the announcement on the Ultrasabers website itself. “We … Read more

Sabertrio Abruptly Closes Due to Coronavirus Related Parts Shortages

Sabertrio Vektra and Reaver lightsabers

Lightsaber company Sabertrio announced they are temporarily closing their store and that “everything is out of stock for the next 2 – 3 months” due to delays from parts manufactured in China. “Right now, we are experiencing severe delays for components from China,” Sabertrio stated in a post on their Facebook page, “and this is … Read more

Lightsaber Scams: How a Good Sabersmith Goes Bad

Lightsaber Scams

Sometimes even a well-liked and established sabersmith (i.e. an individual who accepts lightsaber commissions) ultimately scams the lightsaber community, disappearing from the public eye and refusing to refund money and return lightsabers to buyers. Sabersmiths play a crucial role in the custom saber community by helping lightsaber enthusiasts turn their dream lightsaber into reality. A … Read more

Why people hate Saberforge: What you should know

Saberforge controversies

Saberforge [Etsy affiliate link], founded by Philip Isherwood, is one of the largest and most established custom lightsaber manufacturers in the United States and world. The Oregon based company offers a wider selection of unique lightsaber hilt models than any other company. The company also likely has one of the highest sales volumes out of … Read more

Saberforge Announces IMPROVED Real-Time Order Status Updates

Saberforge lightsabers

Custom saber manufacturer Saberforge announced that they will be digitizing their inventory and providing customers with multiple, real-time order updates. Saberforge is digitizing their inventory by adding barcodes to their parts. In the past, Saberforge has used the old-fashioned, paper and pen method of maintaining inventory. The new barcodes will allow Saberforge to scan pieces and … Read more

Yes, you can ‘lose’ on an Ultrasabers Grab Bag Saber (no guaranteed value)

Ultrasabers Dominix V2 lightsaber

Yes, you can lose money on an Ultrasabers Grab Bag Saber. I received an Ultrasabers Dominix V2 as a Grab Bag Saber. The saber hilt has no upgrades and a Fire Orange LED. Dominix V2 retails for $64.99 on the Ultrasabers website. An Ultrasabers Grab Bag Saber retails for $70, so that’s a loss of $4.99. Watch Yes, … Read more

Why people hate Ultrasabers: What you should know

Ultrasabers lightsaber (various budget friendly hilt models)

Ultrasabers is a very popular and profitable custom saber company, but they’re not without some controversies. Let’s talk about some of the reasons that people hate Ultrasabers. There are plenty of reasons that people love Ultrasabers as well and I’d love to hear about things you like and things you don’t like about Ultrasabers in … Read more

Ultrasabers lack of transparency on Mystery Box Sabers and Grab Bag Sabers

Ultrasabers custom sabers (various hilt models)

Ultrasabers lacks transparency on their Mystery Box Sabers and Grab Bag Sabers in several ways. First, Ultrasabers does not post the odds of receiving any given lightsaber or type of lightsaber as a Mystery Box or Grab Bag Saber. In my own experience and based on unboxing videos and posts from other buyers, it seems … Read more

Worst Ultrasabers Mystery Box and Grab Bag Sabers I’ve received?

Let’s talk about the three worst lightsabers I’ve gotten from Ultrasabers as Grab Bag Sabers or Mystery Box Sabers. Some of the reasons they’re the ‘worst’ may surprise you. Talking about the ‘worst’ Ultrasabers lightsaber or worst ANYTHING is inherently pretty controversial. I understand I could get some backlash from that so feel free to … Read more