REVIEW Saberforge Metal Round Kill Key | Knurled Edge

Saberforge makes a really cool item called Metal Round Kill Key. A kill key attaches to a lightsaber recharge port when the lightsaber is not in use. The top part of the Metal Round Kill Key, the metal part, is the piece that is visible from the outside of the lightsaber hilt. Saberforge states that … Read more

What is a bubble strip? | Lightsaber Terminology

lightsaber bubble strip

A lightsaber bubble strip, sometimes called a bubble card, is a greeblie (i.e. decorative piece) added to the activation box of a lightsaber hilt. Bubble Strip Usage on Lightsaber HiltsThe bubble strip is most commonly associated with lightsabers from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. All three lightsabers in Star Wars Episode IV: A … Read more

Making Slothfurnace Lightsaber Clamp Cards: An Interview with creator Bradley W. Lewis

Slothfurnace lightsaber

Nothing completes the look of an Original Trilogy style lightsaber quite like a clamp card. Slothfurnace is one of the most popular clamp card makers around. Although most Slothfurnace cards are painstakingly modeled after lightsaber clamp cards shown in the movies, the striking IMP Celebration 2017 SE instead takes design inspiration from Imperial corridor patterning. … Read more

The Custom Saber Shop Red Card Full Review lightsaber clamp card

The Custom Saber Shop red card

The Custom Saber Shop Red Card is a clamp card intended to be added to an activation box on a lightsaber hilt. The card is a pretty standard size: 2 inches long and 0.57 inches wide. As with clamp cards from other companies, you may need to sand down the card or modify it slightly … Read more

Who sells lightsaber clamp cards? (Slothfurnace and beyond)

lightsaber clamp cards

A clamp card is a pretty popular finishing piece, or greeblie, that people like to use with their Star Wars Original Trilogy style lightsabers. Lightsaber enthusiasts also use clamp cards with their own custom designs that include activation boxes. Using a clamp card is a neat way to give a lightsaber a ‘Star Wars’ feel … Read more

What is a clamp card? | Lightsaber Terminology

clamp cards on various lightsabers

A lightsaber clamp card is a printed circuit board (PCB) style piece that attaches to a lightsaber’s activation box. Clamp cards are most commonly associated with Star Wars: Original Trilogy lightsabers, especially the Graflex or Skywalker style lightsaber. A clamp card is also considered to be a greeblie, which is an add-on piece or garnish … Read more

Common Types of Lightsaber Hilt Screws: Thumb, Socket Head, Button Head, Set

adjusting a blade retention screw on a lightsaber hilt

Let’s talk about four common types of screws used on lightsaber hilts. Common types of lightsaber screws include: thumb screw, socket head screw, button head screw and set screw. Let’s examine each of these screws and how and where they are commonly used on custom saber hilts. Watch Common Types of Lightsaber Hilt Screws: Thumb, … Read more

What is a greeblie? | Lightsaber Terminology

closeup on Saberforge Avenger red thumb screw greeblie

Greeblies are small, decorative pieces that add the finishing touches to a lightsaber hilt. Primarily ornamental, a greeblie may or may not serve a function. Some greeblies serve a purely decorative purpose while other greeblies serve a minor function. Although a greeblie may serve a minor function, often a simpler, cheaper or less ornate component … Read more

One Replicas Clamp Card for Luke ROTJ V2 Full review

One Replicas Luke V2 clamp card

The One Replicas Clamp Card for Luke ROTJ [Etsy Affiliate Link] is made by United Kingdom-based Etsy seller One Replicas. The clamp card is 2 inches long and 3/4 inches wide, featuring a gold foil pattern along with some faint numbering at the top. It’s a single-sided card, so the reverse is totally blank. The … Read more