CUSTOM MACHINED AND DESIGNED LIGHTSABER
Sometime in the late summer of 2006 I stumbled across a great site:http://www.randomsabers.com
The site is run by a hugely talented machinist,Ryan,who for some years now has been machining and aiding with the design of custom lightsabers.I had been toying with a design for a lightsaber for some time and in October 2006 contacted Ryan and we discussed my design and I made some final alterations to the design itself.The wait period was normally running around six months to a year for one of Ryan's hilts however due to some personal circumstances Ryan had to cut back his machining work and so the wait period necessarily pushed back.
So we come to February 2009 and the saber has arrived.It really is a beautiful piece and Ryan did an unbelievable job in realising my design.See Ryan's own personal description of his work on the hilt here:http://www.randomsabers.com/saber.php?name=harbinger
I am so pleased with this.I had wanted a saber that looked fit for use by a Dark Lord of the Sith and something to be THE signature piece in my replica saber collection and Ryan has undoubtedly accomplished this for me.It feels really great to finally have a unique saber that is completely mine and it holds it's place in my replica collection with pride.
My sincere thanks and admiration to Ryan and his machining skills.Please take the time to visit his site at the link above and spend some time looking through their saber gallery at some of the amazing work there.