Does Saberkit still exist? Anyone dealt through them?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by pfillery, May 8, 2012.

  1. pfillery

    pfillery Active Member

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    Emailed them via the website and the mail bounced back as no such domain. I was going to order a graflex button replica (as the only company I've found after ages of googling who sells a functional replica graflex red button on its own) but was reluctant to sign up to the google wallet programme (after all paypal is widely accepted so see no reason to get another payment account).

    Are they still around and legit? Obviously I don't want to order and pay if they are not selling any more - if they aren't contactable by email it makes it seem a little suspicious.
     
  2. Darth Lars

    Darth Lars Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The Custom Saber Shop also sells the same thumbscrew.
    Note that it is a thumbscrew and will not fit a real Graflex or work as a button. A real button has threading below the knurls on the switch body and is not a screw.

    Saberkit seems to be another web page for Parksabers. They (and TCSS) used to sell replica Graflex buttons that worked.
    Perhaps you could post a WTB thread in the Junkyard (once you have privileges) or on TCSS's forum. People sometimes buy parts for projects they never complete... ;)
     
  3. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ^ I never knew that. Thank you haha
     
  4. pfillery

    pfillery Active Member

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    The one I was looking at on saberkit or parks was the replica button not the thumbscrew. Although as far as "working" is concerned it doesn't actually do anything on the saber anyway. My next option is to pick up a thumbscrew type fake button and fit it in the space until I can get a replacement.

    I have put a WTB thread in the JY but everybody seems to want red buttons for esb version builds. Surely with the number of builders out there you would expect more places to be making the buttons.
     
  5. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm not sure working completely meant as a clicky button. The sides of the replica buttons online have a threaded stick in the middle, that would screw down into their black inserts online. Real buttons are threaded around the rim and screw into the graflex body
     
  6. IMFletcher

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    I hope they still exist! I just ordered a dang Kobold D-ring assembly.....
     

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