Area 55 Labs Imperator Lightsaber Released | New Saber Alert

Area 55 Labs Imperator lightsaber

The Area 55 Labs Imperator Lightsaber has been released. The custom saber is an original design with a found parts vibe and in-universe design cues including a flared emitter and activation box area. Imperator is available as an empty hilt or installed with electronics upon request. Area55Labs affiliate link Disclaimer: This article is intended … Read more

What is scrap metal? | Lightsaber Terminology

Savi's Workshop scrap metal

Scrap metal is a term referring to the modular metal pieces that guests use to construct a Savi’s Workshop lightsaber hilt. Savi’s Workshop is the build-your-own lightsaber experience at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney World. Each Savi’s Workshop lightsaber uses six pieces of scrap metal including: 1 emitter piece, 2 grip sections, … Read more

Making a Gas Pump Nozzle Lightsaber: An Interview with ‘Octane’ Creator Wiley Abt

'The Octane' lightsaber

Star Wars fan Wiley Abt recently decided to convert a broken gas pump nozzle into a realistic lightsaber. Wiley set out to create a functional, trigger-style custom saber that lights up and makes sounds. SaberSourcing interviewed Wiley Abt about the quirky lightsaber project. How did you come up with the idea to make a broken … Read more

Hardware Store Lightsaber Hilt Review Rustic Avenger

Rustic Defender lightsaber

I purchased this hardware store lightsaber second hand. I’m not sure who made it or if it has a name so I’m naming it ‘Rustic Avenger’. Hardware store lightsaber hilts are display pieces or cosplay pieces that are cobbled together from ‘found parts’ from a hardware store or home improvement store. Many hardware store lightsaber … Read more

Salt Lake Saber Co: Found Parts Stunt Sabers, Empty Hilts and Stands | Lightsaber Company Spotlight

Salt Lake Saber Co lightsaber

Salt Lake Saber Co is a United States based custom saber company that sells its products through Etsy. The company, which is run by Blair Maynes, specializes in ‘founds parts’ style stunt sabers (light only, no sound) and empty lightsaber hilts, many of which have movie inspired designs (e.g. Vader, Skywalker, Rahm Kota, etc.). Salt Lake … Read more

Found Parts Style Lightsabers: An Interview with Salt Lake Saber Co

Salt Lake Saber Co lightsabers

Blair Maynes never thought he’d be designing and selling lightsabers for a living, but as the founder and owner of the Salt Lake Saber Co, that’s exactly what he does. The Salt Lake Saber Co Etsy store [AFFILIATE LINK], which Maynes started in 2014, sells ‘found parts’ style lightsaber hilts, made mostly out of hardware parts. … Read more

The TRUTH about lightsabers

lots of lightsabers of many sizes

The truth about lightsabers is…lightsabers are super awesome! You can get small lightsabers, you can get big lightsabers, you can get officially, licensed lightsabers, you can get stunt sabers, you can get sound sabers you can get very inexpensive toy sabers like the Space Sword from Walmart. Watch The TRUTH about lightsabers on YouTube Lightsabers … Read more

Three types of lightsaber hilts: Factory Hilts, Modular Hilts, Custom Hilts

Force FX lightsaber, Ultrasabers lightsaber, MHS parts

There are three main types of lightsaber hilts including: factory hilts, modular hilts and finally true custom hilts. The types of hilts are not necessarily mutually exclusive and could all overlap with each other, to a certain extent. FACTORY HILTS Factory hilts are mass produced hilts. Some popular licensed examples of factory hilts include the Star … Read more

Starfall Sabers Corran Horn Lightsaber | New Saber Alert

Starfall Sabers Corran Horn lightsaber

The Starfall Sabers Corran Horn lightsaber has been released. The custom saber is inspired by the “speeder bike handle lightsaber” wielded by Jedi Corran Horn. The metal hilt is available as an empty hilt (no electronics). Starfall Sabers offers electronics upgrades as well. Over the years, Starfall Sabers has made several ‘found parts’ style variations … Read more