Post by Daddy Solo on Apr 14, 2012 15:52:17 GMT -5
Bought an R2T razor, blade plug from ARKM through IRA (not over there ;)) It rocks!! Great communication. Fast fabrication & shipping. Here it is in my Ducos Rossis reworked saber RENOVATIO (pics clicky):
Post by To The Hilt Sabers LLC. on Jun 23, 2012 2:22:35 GMT -5
I also bought two R2T's from ARKM. Very very pleased!!! They are soooo sweet!!! ARKM's communication was stellar and the products/his work is/are phenominal!!! A Great transaction and I will definitely be doing business with him again!!!!
I had ARKM custom make me a plug for my Graflex ages back and was extremely happy with the result. (and I'm kinda anal about things)
this time around I had ARKM do some precision machining done on 6 or so items I sent him. He did a fantastic job, and even threw in a couple items done for free we thought would work for an issue or two I had brought up while we chatted about it via skype.
Post by IndustrialAction on Sept 17, 2012 16:42:46 GMT -5
ARKM has made a ton of blade plugs for me but the ones produced for my Tactical line are some of the coolest I've ever seen (with the one he did for Purge rivaling them). As always he's a great guy to work with and can do awesome things with general ideas.
Another blade plug-R2TB, another win. Despite a small hiccup - slight damage during shipping (which is completely fixable) , ARKM went above and beyond by doing some custom machining for me, which evens everything out in the end. A big 10/10
Post by Darth Inferis on Nov 23, 2012 9:19:41 GMT -5
My blade plugs just arrived a few minutes ago. What can I say about this purchase? Well for starters the craftsmanship is exceptional. What you see in the photos is exactly what you get. ARKM goes to great lengths to make sure that every individual blade plug is as well protected as possible. Each one housed in it's own holder & taped in place, wrapped up in a ziplock bag which is then packed in a padded mailing envelope. I'm utterly over the moon with my own blade plug & I'm sure the customers who will be getting the other two plugs as a free surprise will love them. Tis the season after all. I'll definitely buy more of these to go with my premium custom builds & for my finacee's new saber when I get a chance to build it. ARKM certainly gets a heartfelt & deeply grateful 10/10 from me.
Post by Tony Stark on Nov 26, 2012 14:12:04 GMT -5
just got my second order of the razor blade plugs. man i love these things. i am so glad you are back bud. these are just amazing. i think i can safely say these are the best blade plugs period. hands down. no one can beat these blade plugs. i dont know how you can. these are amazing.
I just realized that I didn't leave feedback for the 3 blade plugs I bought several weeks ago. I apologize for that! Anyway his plugs are awesome! Fast shipping and excellent customer service! I would definitely buy from him again!
You guys have seen the etching ARKM did for me on a shroud. Got the saber today and it looks better than I hoped. The lines are clean and precise with no pitting on the other parts of the hilt. I am glad I intrusted the most unique characteristic of my hilt to ARKM 10/10
Post by Jedi Yar-Nala on Aug 30, 2013 0:27:02 GMT -5
I had these for a couple of weeks now, and my forgetfullness got to me....
ARKM did a number of etchings for various shrouds for me... 5 total....
That's totally understating it.
His communication during the process was amazing.... he constantly kept me updated on the progress of how they were going.... and did various test pieces before doing the masterpieces that they turned out to be.
These are BAR NONE... the best etching I've seen done.
I haven't revealed them yet, as those hilts are still being finished up (though some test pieces were briefly shown)... but when you get to see the final products... I think everyone will agree that they level of detail... the cleaness of the etchings... all of it... are the top of what's put out there, IMO.
The hugest of 10/10 ratings for him...
Oh... and he lathed down some shroud pieces... so add 10/10 to that... so I guess he gets a 20/20?
Post by Machinimax on Dec 27, 2013 18:26:39 GMT -5
I needed some rubber grips for an ESB Graflex and ARKM was able to hook me up! Not only that but he included a pair of screws I was also looking for free of charge. Package shipped very quickly. What an awesome guy to deal with!!
Last Edit: Dec 27, 2013 19:30:22 GMT -5 by Machinimax
"Don't get the idea that your [lightsaber] is a quick little project to be slapped together." - Luke Skywalker
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5