What is hydro dipping? | Lightsaber Terminology

Hydro dipping, also known as immersion printing or watermarbling, is a water transfer printing method of applying a printed design to a lightsaber hilt or other three dimensional surface (e.g. helmets, car parts, cellphone covers, household items, etc.). Since the process involves submerging a lightsaber hilt in water, all electronics and anything that could be … Read more

What is a crown emitter? | Lightsaber Terminology

A crown emitter is a lightsaber emitter style featuring a series of cutouts encircling the top of the hilt that create the appearance of the prongs or points on a crown. A crown is a circular ornamental headdress worn by a monarch. The quantity, size, and shape of the crown prongs on a crown emitter … Read more

4 Lightsaber Hilt Pommel Attachment Styles

lightsaber pommel

Let’s talk about 4 different lightsaber hilt pommel attachment styles. A lightsaber hilt pommel, sometimes called an end cap, is a piece that attaches to the bottom of a lightsaber hilt. Some pommels are vented with sound holes (for sound sabers), while other pommels are solid (for stunt sabers [no sound] or display pieces). Watch … Read more

What is fluting? | Lightsaber Terminology

lightsaber fluting

Fluting is a series of hollowed-out vertical grooves on a lightsaber hilt. The grip section is one of the most common areas on a lightsaber hilt to find fluting. The fluting can vary in length, width, and depth. Some lightsaber fluting is more flat and rectangular while other lightsaber fluting is more rounded and almost … Read more

What is a grenade grip? | Lightsaber Terminology

grenade grip lightsaber

A grenade grip is a lightsaber hilt grip section style characterized by a series of intersecting grooves. The grooves, which vary in depth, are sometimes ‘pineapple’ like in texture and appearance. The Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) is the first lightsaber to use the grenade grip style. The Star … Read more

Ultrasabers Initiate V5 vs Initiate V4 Lightsaber Hilt Comparison

Ultrasabers Initiate V5 vs V4 lightsaber

Let’s compare an Ultrasabers Initiate V5 lightsaber hilt to is predecessor the Ultrasabers Initiate V4 lightsaber hilt. Both hilt designs are part of the Ultrasabers Core Saber line-up, which is comprised of some of the custom saber company’s most affordable, entry-level lightsabers. Watch Ultrasabers Initiate V5 vs Initiate V4 Lightsaber Hilt Comparison on YouTube Unlike many … Read more

What is a turbine blade plug? | Lightsaber Terminology

turbine blade plug and a jet engine turbine

A turbine blade plug is a lightsaber blade plug design that’s inspired by or includes elements of the rotary mechanical devices you find on jet engines, in power plants or in other industrial settings. Turbine style blade plugs are a common style sold by many different custom saber companies. Unlike a traditional ‘static’ sword comprised of … Read more

What are finger grooves? | Lightsaber Terminology

finger grooves on a lightsaber hilt

Finger grooves are a contoured, lightsaber hilt grip section style that’s intended to be more form-fitting to the wielder’s fingers and hands than other grip section styles. If the grip contours fit your fingers, holding the hilt can be comfortable. If the grip contours don’t fit your fingers, holding the hilt can be uncomfortable. Due to … Read more

What is a lightsaber katana? | Lightsaber Terminology

katana lightsaber

A lightsaber katana is a mashup lightsaber or crossover lightsaber design that incorporates one or many elements of a katana, a traditional Japanese long sword associated with the samurai. Star Wars borrows many elements from the samurai warriors and other Japanese influences, making lightsaber katana and accessories appealing and popular among many lightsaber enthusiasts. Many … Read more

Death Star Corridor Pattern and Lightsaber Design

Quest Design Canada lightsaber stand

The Death Star corridor pattern, sometimes called the Imperial corridor pattern or Star Wars light panels, serves as a distinctive and memorable backdrop to the lightsaber duel between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The Death Star corridor pattern is comprised of bright, rounded-off ‘light panels’ offset by … Read more