Post by goodie2325 on Jan 14, 2017 20:25:47 GMT -5
I probably should have done this a long time ago (I didn't do that on purpose, it just fits in this instance). Been a member here since April 2016 and I have had the pleasure of exchanging with some great members that have helped me progress in this hobby over the last 9 months. Like most if not all of you, I grew up on loving the original trilogy from the time I was 7 and I've had the Star Wars bug ever since. Over the years I've worked hard at gathering a number of collectables (most of them lightsabers) from Star Wars. In the mid 90's I picked up my first prop replica, Icons Authentic Replicas Skywalker Lightsaber. When I was in college, Master Replicas came onto the scene with their Luke Hero from ROTJ static prop in 2002 and I was lucky enough to pick one up. Luke's lightsaber from ROTJ is my favorite hilt out there, whether it's the Hero or the V2, you had me at Luke and ROTJ. I've grabbed quite a few MR static hilts of other characters (both full size and .45) over the next few years as well as some of their early Fx sabers. It wasn't until seeing TFA where I really started searching for fx lightsabers. I came across some of the more popular however questionable companies (even purchased a couple) before finding sites like this that gave me the confidence to try DIY. It took a while to get some of the lingo but I picked up things here and there. In all this time I've built a few lightsabers with the help of some members from here, YouTube and other places and will probably do a few more just for fun. I'm definitely more of a canon saber guy although I've some designs outside of canon that look amazing. That's about it for now but thank you for helping me become a part of this community.
Rogue Five: Hi Bentley! Where y'all been?
Sept 22, 2017 14:14:13 GMT -5
Rogue Five: Sandpeople-Cool! I don't have any of the Noble Collection swords but I have a few of the United Cutlery ones and they are superb replicas as they're modeled directly from the original props. If you're interested in buying another one, I highly recommend
Sept 22, 2017 14:15:08 GMT -5
Rogue Five: Anduril. I have one and it is gorgeous and sturdily made. I believe it is a full tang sword so you could swing it around without it flying apart. Trust me, you'll feel like the King of Gondor holding this thing lol.
Sept 22, 2017 14:17:54 GMT -5
ARKM: "full tang United Cutlery" is an oxymoron.
Sept 22, 2017 15:02:54 GMT -5
ARKM: That does not mean that they aren't nice for hanging on the wall though. I have a UC Kurgan sword. I like it.
Sept 22, 2017 15:05:02 GMT -5
Rogue Five: Yeah I wouldn't go looking for a fight with any wall hanger swords lol. I think Anduril and Strider's Ranger sword are the only full tang swords in the LOTR line.
Sept 22, 2017 15:42:13 GMT -5
Rogue Five: I looked into getting a functional Anduril from a custom swordsmith but no one I found made a screen accurate one.
Sept 22, 2017 15:51:24 GMT -5
Rogue Five: That Kurgan one is nice. Sword afficianados like to dump on it because it has a two piece blade and they're right but who cares! It looks bad a**
Sept 22, 2017 16:09:42 GMT -5