Darth Alice Sabers: Katana Lightsabers, Museum Quality Masterpieces

Darth Alice Sabers

Darth Alice Sabers makes handmade, high-end katana style lightsabers along with various other custom sabers made to customer specifications. A self described “metal artist”, sabersmith Todd Johnson’s passion for mechanical drafting, art, and machine shop all combine to drive his innovative, in-demand, and lucrative custom lightsaber business. Darth Alice Sabers has developed a reputation for … Read more

Starfall Sabers: Hand Built, One-Of-A-Kind Custom Sabers | Lightsaber Company Spotlight

Saberfall Sabers, operated by sabersmith Nick Cohen, is a custom saber company that offers one-of-a-kind custom sabers with real world aesthetic. Each lightsaber hilt is hand built and available as an empty hilt or configured as a stunt saber (no sound) or a sound saber. Starfall Sabers makes several made-to-order character inspired designs, Mystery Sabers, … Read more

Shameem to transition ‘out of the world of custom saber building’

Shameem lightsaber

Custom saber builder and lightsaber enthusiast Shameem Moshrefzadeh, of Shameem’s Saber Customization Services, announced today on Facebook that he will be “transitioning out of the world of custom saber building.” Shameem states he will complete existing lightsaber commissions and “likely take only a few CFX install commissions for the rest of the year before closing … Read more

It’s a Wrap!: 3 Common Types of Wrap for Lightsaber Hilts

lightsaber wrap

Adding a wrap to a lightsaber hilt grip section can make a lightsaber easier to handle and maneuver while enhancing the personality and charm of the hilt as well. Let’s examine 3 common types of wraps for lightsaber hilts. 1. Leather Wrap for Lightsabers A leather wrap (or faux leather wrap) is a one of … Read more

What is a shroud? | Lightsaber Terminology

lightsaber shroud

A lightsaber shroud is an overlay or a piece that covers up part of the main body of the lightsaber hilt. Sometimes a shroud will cover a lot of the lightsaber hilt and sometimes it will only cover part of it. The only real requirement for a shroud is it must serve as an overlay … Read more

Lightsaber Scams: How a Good Sabersmith Goes Bad

Lightsaber Scams

Sometimes even a well-liked and established sabersmith (i.e. an individual who accepts lightsaber commissions) ultimately scams the lightsaber community, disappearing from the public eye and refusing to refund money and return lightsabers to buyers. Sabersmiths play a crucial role in the custom saber community by helping lightsaber enthusiasts turn their dream lightsaber into reality. A … Read more

What is a sabersmith? | Lightsaber Terminology

lightsabers from various custom saber companies

A sabersmith is a lightsaber enthusiast who accepts commissions on custom lightsaber projects. A sabersmith may provide one or multiple lightsaber services including, but not limited to: one-off custom custom lightsaber builds from scratch, electronics installs, repairs, Force FX conversions, powder coating, weathering, etc. A sabersmith is typically a skilled, small scale, individual artisan/technician rather … 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

What is powder coating? | Lightsaber Terminology

powder coating of parts from The Custom Saber Shop

Powder coating is a dry finishing process commonly applied to metal lightsaber hilts and hilt components. Along with anodizing, powder coating is one of the most common methods of applying a color to a lightsaber hilt. The coating is usually applied electrostatically as a dry powder and cured with heat. Powder coating is available in … Read more

Lux Sabers: Sabersmith and Soundfont Artist | Lightsaber Company Spotlight

Lux Sabers Yoda lightsaber (installed)

Lux Sabers, a sabersmith and Etsy seller [AFFILIATE LINK], makes empty lightsaber hilts, installed sabers, and lightsaber sound fonts. The company, based in France, also offers additional services including: custom soundfont design, chassis design and saber installs. Lux Saber LightsabersLux Sabers is currently offering a run of Lux Sabers Yoda inspired lightsaber hilts available as an … Read more