Ignition Saber Co. x Gary Morris Subversion Lightsaber | New Saber Alert

Ignition Saber Co. x Gary Morris Subversion lightsaber has been unveiled. The custom saber is an original design with shrouds, brass accents, and a crystal chamber. The hilt is the first collaboration between Ignition Saber Co. and sabersmith Gary Morris. Subversion, a limited run, is available as an empty hilt capable of accepting electronics. Subversion … Read more

Saberbay The Valor Lightsaber (Blank Canvas Hilt) | New Saber Alert

Saberbay The Valor lightsaber, a custom saber, features a blank canvas design favoring DIY customization including: etching, powder coating, leather wraps, weathering, etc. The Valor is available as an empty hilt (chassis included) that may accept electronics. The company offers in-house installation and customization services as well. Saberbay plans to begin accepting orders for the … Read more

Larz’s Bone Works Carved in Bone Lightsaber Released | New Saber Alert

Larz's Bone Works Carved in Bone Lightsaber

The Larz’s Bone Works Carved in Bone lightsaber has been released. The custom saber, an original design, features a faux bone lower section, two etched shrouds, and a leather grip. The ‘Carved in Bone’ lightsaber is available as a empty hilt for DIY projects. Each hilt is made-to-order. Larz’s Bone Works (Etsy) https://www.etsy.com/shop/LarzsBoneWorks affiliate linkLarz’s … Read more

Lavish Lord of the Rings Lightsaber Goes Viral, Sells for £2000

A custom Lord of the Rings tribute lightsaber known as ‘Saber of Numenòr’ sold at auction for £2000 (the equivalent of about $2458) on May 9, 2020. The winning bidder is a lightsaber enthusiast in Illinois. The ornately decorated hilt, customized by Carl Danby of Vaults of Valhalla, is now reportedly the most expensive empty … Read more

KR Sabers Flagship V2 Lightsaber Hilt | New Saber Alert

KR Sabers Flagship V2 lightsaber

KR Sabers has unveiled the KR Sabers Flagship V2 Lightsaber Hilt. The custom saber hilt features a simple and elegant “blank canvas” design sensibility, making the KR Sabers Flagship V2 lightsaber hilt extremely customizable in appearance. The hilt design is not character inspired. The KR Sabers Flagship V2 Lightsaber Hilt is available as an aluminum … Read more

What is lightsaber acid etching? | Lightsaber Terminology

Shadowcrest Design etching

Lightsaber acid etching, sometimes simply called lightsaber etching, is a method of adding surface detail to a lightsaber hilt. During the etching process, the acid cuts away at unprotected parts of the surface in order to create a design in the metal. Etching designs vary from simple to ornate and add personality to an otherwise … Read more

Lightsaber Etching and Artistry: An Interview with Shadowcrest Design

Shadowcrest Design lightsaber etching

It’s hard to believe that Shadowcrest Design, a now popular and established lightsaber etching company, started out as a failure. Dale Sniderhan first started the company to make business logos and corporate design. The idea flopped. Then in 2015, after Sniderhan rediscovered his passion for lightsabers, Shadowcrest Design started evolving into its present day form: … Read more

What is a mashup lightsaber? | Lightsaber Terminology

mashup lightsaber

A mashup lightsaber is a lightsaber that uses at least one design element from another pop culture franchise or history. Some common examples of mashup lightsabers include incorporating an element from Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, sports teams, etc. Superhero mashup lightsabers, for both DC and Marvel heroes and villains, are … Read more