I think the V3 set up is remarkably similar to Bunkers' diagram. The hole in the emitter is the perfect size for a bearing! Not sure how it deep it would need to go?
Lol can't believe we didn't pick up on that hole sooner. Yeah unfortunately he doesn't turn it far enough to see.
I always figured the D ring got swapped later idk but...
Also uhm. Sorry for the quick drawing and probably a bad choice of V3 pic:
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Does the scalloped edge seem a LOT thicker than the V3..?
I think we're getting ahead of ourselves here. A D-ring is something that can be swapped out at any time---Hell, any part of the hilt can be, really---using that as a basis for a whole new hilt isn't very convincing to me. Considering that they are right next to an open bay door in a dark warehouse, it's the only light source coming in form that side. Could it be that it's just an angular shadow caused by a single light source? Nevermind, Mark is holding it closer to the camera and away from the lens' focal point (his face).
The wide, flat blocky pommel cubes; the rough positioning of the d-ring in the cube (close to the top corner of the cube), and the overall length of the emitter and windvane when he holds the thing upside down to demonstrate to camera the Tusken stunt he did in ANH, have me more inclined to believe this to be the V3 than anything else.
(Also, in the passing years and all the things that have been catalogued and brought out from the Archives, surely, a hypothetical tertiary metal stunt saber would've surfaced and possibly modified for touring ala the V3 as it stands today.)
To be honest, there is boxes in the archives that haven’t been opened in 40 years. From what I’ve heard there may be big news (non Kenobi stunt related) coming out soon..
Then I think it is more reasonable to wait until further information is either provided or leaked before claiming gospel on speculation based on poor sources that have been floating around forever and losing sight on what is tangible and available today. And to be honest, I doubt what will ever be published will cater to the niche group like the RPF (though I hope I'm wrong) who want to focus on more esoteric pieces instead of what the public is more familiar and interested in.
What do you think about the pommel?
Gaff tape? Nah, that's easy to add and rip off. I see a strip on the upper clamp in the first photo anyways. Now... lets see what I have..LOM is the master when it comes to v3 scaling.. I wonder what he thinks
Tom I got something for you to think about...
The stunt used in the throne room clearly has gaffers tape on the neck
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But then we see a stunt with it just tape on the neck.. but all over the clamp as well
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Is this the same stunt? Or are we looking at 2 different ones..
When the stunt broke and the blade and emitter came out.. was it fixed on set? Or did they just hand Hamill a back up?