Lightsaber Spinning: An Interview with YouTuber Darth Cephalus

If you’ve ever looked for lightsaber spinning demos or tutorials or lightsaber review videos on YouTube, chances are you’ve stumbled onto a Darth Cephalus video or two. James Kiser, who lives in Oregon, first launched the Darth Cephalus YouTube channel in 2011. “Reverse Obi/Ani light saber spin”, his earliest listed lightsaber spinning video, was posted in … Read more

One-Shot Custom Lightsabers: An Interview with Advanced Light Weaponry

Advanced Light Weaponry lightsabers

Bob Iannaccone, founder of Advanced Light Weaponry (ALW), designs and builds one-of-a-kind lightsabers from scratch. Iannaccone, who has a background in painting, sculpting and filmmaking, approaches each lightsaber build with an artist’s eye: no two lightsaber designs are alike. Iannaccone sells ready-to-ship lightsabers in his Advanced Light Weaponry eBay store [AFFILIATE LINK] and accepts custom lightsaber … Read more

Empty Lightsaber Hilts and More: An Interview with Great Lakes Saber Co

Great Lakes Saber Co lightsaber hilt

Star Wars fan Brent Murray launched the Great Lakes Saber Co Etsy Store [AFFILIATE LINK] in 2016. Although the custom lightsaber company currently specializes in empty lightsaber hilts and some custom commissions, Murray plans to bring back the Build-a-Saber 3D printed parts line and add sound sabers to the store in the near future. SaberSourcing … 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

Paper Lightsabers from Scratch: An Interview with Creator Alejandro Sanchez

Paper lightsabers

Star Wars fan Alejandro Sanchez always wanted his own lightsaber collection, but the metal replicas were too expensive. Undeterred, Sanchez, who lives in Argentina, decided to design, build and paint his own lightsabers out of paper. In just a few short years, Sanchez has created and amassed a highly detailed and realistic collection of paper lightsabers … Read more

Free Lightsabers for Everybody: An Interview with Thingiverse Lightsaber Designer Brad Harris

Brad Harris lightsabers

In his spare time, toy designer Brad Harris develops 1:1 scale 3D printed lightsaber hilts. He posts the lightsaber files for free on Thingiverse. Harris, who goes by the username CaseStudyno8, has posted 31 lightsaber hilts so far along with 4 other Star Wars props, including Chirrut Imwe’s Staff. All of his lightsaber designs are inspired … Read more

Plecter Labs and the Evolution of Lightsaber Soundboards: An Interview with Erv Plecter

Erv Plecter and Plecter Labs lightsaber soundboards

Erv Plecter, electronics engineer and founder of Plecter Labs, launched his eponymous prop electronics company in 2005. Based in France, Plecter is the brains behind some of the most popular custom lightsaber boards on the market, including: Nano Biscotte, Pico Crumble, Crystal Focus, PRIZM and more. Plecter Labs soundboards, especially the entry-level Nano Biscotte and … Read more

Lightsabers You Can Hug: An Interview with Softsabers Creator Michelle Sharp

SoftSabers lightsaber pillow

When you think ‘soft’ and ‘cuddly’, lightsabers may not be the first things to come to mind. But that’s exactly what Michelle Sharp’s Softsabers are–plush lightsaber pillows for hugging and out of this world pillow fights.

How Bendu Armory Developed the Carbon Fiber Lightsaber: An Interview with Founder Andrew Woods

Bendu Armory custom saber hilts

Although most custom lightsaber manufacturers produce metal lightsabers, newcomer Bendu Armory decided to develop a carbon fiber lightsaber instead. The company released its first carbon fiber lightsaber, The Obsidian, in July 2018 and plans to release two additional carbon fiber lightsaber designs in the near future. SaberSourcing interviewed Bendu Armory founder and CEO Andrew Woods about … Read more

Star Wars fan’s 13-month-old son MESMERIZED by morning ritual of turning on lightsabers [INTERVIEW]

baby with lightsabers

Star Wars fan Ricky Borba posted a heart-warming photo on Reddit of his lightsaber-encircled 13-month-old son with the caption, “I work from home. Every morning my 13 month old son pulls all my lightsabers off the wall and sits mesmerized as I turn them on for him. Every. Morning. Man I love Star Wars”. Within … Read more