I have the priveledge to introduce to you the stunt and LED VERSION of my original Malius saber. Ryan at Random Sabers has outdone himself in my opinion. Of course, I may be a bit bias.
So without any further adieu...... I give you the first of Ryan's creations........The Malius Stunt version (yay)
Here's what Ryan has to say about it:
"The stunt copy of the saber features many of the same details, and is the exact same length, but because it wont see any up close screen time, we left off the majority of the details, keeping the price down as well. This version still keeps similar forward thumbscrews around the emitter and shroud, without the milled slot in the top. The activation box is bolted into place, with a similar domed button on top, but the copper wrap around the hilt was removed. The stunt version uses a similar fluted tubing for the grip, as well as a similar looking pommel cap, but the biggest difference in this hilt from the LED version: is that the stunt version is coated completely in gold-tinted epoxy and then covered in a glossy laquer to try to keep the color intact."
Now, for the REALLY cool one..........
Here's Ryan's comments:
"This arduous project began some time ago, and the saber designs are based off of an ancient design currently in the hands of the owner of Corbin's Components.
The largest obstacle in this project was trying to make a 'new' version of a 'weathered' original, especially since the hardware parts used on the original are out of production anymore. We used more brass on this saber than any other project yet. The hilt begins with a large, sweeping S-curve shroud, forked on top, with a small copper stud in the milled slot. The underside of the emitter hiding in the shroud is laced with small vent holes, while large thumbscrews sit on top, and hang from the bottom/sides of the shroud. The top thumbscrew features a glossy red acrylic sphere in it, while the two side thumbscrews feature blade set bolts for the LED blade. Along the slender grip section of the saber, lies a small section of grooved tubing, bolted to the body, and the sabers most prominent detail: a large activation box. The solid brass box features an oval shape, with rounded sides, along with a large domed button on top. Two machined brass bolts are screwed into the sides, anchoring the box to a shaped piece of copper wrapping around the saber. There is even a small recharge port on the side of the activation box, to recharge the batteries inside the handle. The grip of the saber is a piece of fluted tubing we had brass plated especially for this project. A small Krusell wheel flanks the side of the grip, while a stepped pommel section holds the electronics actual activation button.
Adam (the owner of these) and I will be meeting this weekend to compare the old and new Malius sabers. I'm sure we'll take pictures too. Here's a picture of the original Malius saber I made that these new ones are based on: