I've done some more research in the past couple of days, including visiting some marinas and talking to used boat dealers. None of them had old antennas in storage. There is a simple reason for that - old antennas like the HMP CX-4 tend to loose their function, because the materials get weaker in time, and it does make no sense to keep them after they have been replaced by a new antenna. One dealer even said to me "if you want one, rip it off a boat". Funny.I knew the end result of this would be the desirability of the vintage skyrocketing, lol. Quick, someone in Europe visit all of the derelict shipping yards and parts depots...
I thought about that again, too, and my gut feeling is that you are right. At least for Vaders stunt duelling blade in ANH, possibly also for Luke's stunt Graflex blade in Ben's hut. The shape of that blade is virtually identical to the HMP CX-4 antenna.I’m pretty sure by the time of the ANH duel, the blades are the same as ESB/RoTJ
You may be right!Motion can play tricks on the eye, Bob and Mark have almost identical blades in that walk-through in the carbon chamber.
Some blades are white, and some rehearsal sabers that are "older" in a sense, have damaged dark blades that seem to have never been replaced in those few years