View Full Version : My Longsaber hilt

08-13-2010, 06:58 AM
This will be a work in progress, but here's the body of the saber!
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/wrzSFfDDw5UUdRnmmQMl53JAr83B8ajegKJTfeLlr0nDZP4oGs o_COGV1jiNx9tEzfC6kxetlaOQCq8gy5kwGxzLeA=s512

Crystal Chambers
08-13-2010, 07:03 AM
It doesn't look that long. Looks nice..how long is it? 13-14"?

08-13-2010, 07:19 AM
That looks about as long as my first saber design.
(All the parts being a bladeholder, choke, main body, adapter, extension, and pommel. )
Id imagine its about how long CC said.

08-13-2010, 07:29 AM
15.4" Depending i might increase the back extension later.

08-13-2010, 07:34 AM
I like the design tho, well done. In my opinion you could leave it as is. but the extension would add that much more playroom with the electronics. Id say a win/win either way.

Crystal Chambers
08-13-2010, 08:25 AM
14" should be more then enough length for two of any sized hands and ample room for any electronics set-up.

08-13-2010, 12:17 PM
My longsaber is 14" long and is the pefect length for my gorilla hands. I wouldn't go any longer though.

Rhyen Skytracker
08-13-2010, 12:23 PM
I make most of my personal sabers 13" - 14" and it works great for the times when you need a 2 handed grip.

Rian Jardrit
08-13-2010, 01:36 PM
the saber I will build soon... has a length of 13.95" or 35.43 cm... I see it more as a THREE hander that big :P

In the movies the two handers weren't nearly as long as this will be, but I always wanted to make a three hander!

08-13-2010, 04:47 PM
It's got a nice design to it. Although I prefer shorter hilts personally around 10.5" to 12". But I could see how the extra length provides an advantage when dueling and general "showing off". Nice work. How long of a blade are you planning on?

08-16-2010, 05:28 AM
Thanks for all the positive feedback :).

I really wanted to emphesize the length of the blade, so I was thinking of going the full 40" blade.

I like the extra room on a handle for leverage and control personally, hence why I went for the longer design

08-21-2010, 05:55 PM
It doesn't look that long. Looks nice..how long is it? 13-14"?

Geez, hard to please :p LOL!

But honestly, it looks longer than 'standard' (if their is such a thing). It's all about how it 'feels' in your hands. I know personally i prefer One and a Half style, with no weird clamps (a la graflex) popping out. Smooth flows if that makes any sense :cool: