For every Star Wars fan, it has been an ultimate dream moment to wave those neo-plasma charged lethal, yet bad-ass, lightsabers and stand in the epitome of glory living the moment as a young Jedi.
What if I told you there’s a much easier, and a way lot cheaper way, to build your own “Double Bladed Lightsaber”? Yes! You read that right. We’re not talking about the self- constructed single-blade blue lightsaber that Luke Skywalker held in Return of the Jedi, or even the Symbolic Red one that Darth Vader held. We’re Talking about the mostly Deadly one of them all: Darth Maul’s Lightsaber!
“I never planned on killing you, but I will make you share my pain, Obi Wan Kenobi.” -Darth Maul, ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’.
But before we get started let me remind you the words of a very wise man, “You must unlearn what you have learned.”
So, what do we need to build this elegant photon blade?
To choose the best product for to the dream Double-Bladed lightsaber, that you need to stagger your opponent like Darth Maul during the Battle of Naboo, here are the types of connectors, blades and hilts you could choose from.
- 2 Complete lightsaber kit
- Hilt, Blade,
- A compatible lightsaber connecter
The most important part of every single combat weaponry is a handle. This part helps its wielder to drive the strokes around its opponent which itself is a complete piece of art.
It is the power source, activator switch, blade emitter and the handgrip all-inclusive. Over the time people have customized the hilt to their liking by creating new designs and adding several features to it. Some types of iconic hilts, like the shoto, used by Jedi was a shorter design so it can be used with ease in the of-hand.
The ’Curved-Hilt’ was another majorly talked about hilt among the fans. This hilt was developed for the Form II: Makashi, the double light saber. It projected a beam from each end of the hilt.
Dual-phase hilts were unique in that they allowed the person who had created them to adjust the beam length of their weapon; such as Darth Maul Lightsaber.
However, the hilt of a lightsaber is a rather complex device as it houses quite a few circuitries to control the plasma blades along with the iconic ‘Whoosh’ sound when drawing it out. That being said, it is not easy for everyone to build it on their own, since it may require at least an above average understanding of electrical and mechanical engineering. So, our best option would be to outsource this. Neo sabers provides you a few pocket friendly options to make your life easier.
Moving on from the most Loyal part of our weapon to the most lethal one. These glowing plasma blades have always been the centerpiece of the enigmatic fight sequences, for decades. The way these deadly neon rapiers clash is a mesmerizing cinematic marvel.
So, what blades should we get? The two main types of blades to consider for your very own double-bladed lightsaber are Standard and NEO.
A polycarbonate tube that can be appended and eliminated from a lightsaber grip utilizing an in-hilt LED. These contain blade diffusion film and a mirrored blade tip in order more evenly distribute the light from the in-hilt LED throughout the length of the blade.
A neopixel blade is a detachable polycarbonate tube blade that contains a neo pixel LED strip within the blade itself. These blades are acknowledged for their brightness and diverse customization effects. This blade is more robust than a string blade. is duel worthy, but easy to break and more costly to replace than a standard blade.
Note: If you are buying a Neopixel blade keep in mind that it can only be used with a neopixel lightsaber and is not compatible with an in-hilt LED lightsaber
What is better than a single blade lightsaber? You guessed it, a double-bladed lightsaber! So now this is where things get interesting. With just one additional attachment, you’ll be swinging two glowing blades instead of one. Ain’t that sweet?
A coupler’s function is as simple as its name. It joins two light sabers to make a saber staff. Are you ready warriors to double up your dueling game by turning your light sabers into double bladed lightsabers for a ‘more slaughter per swing experience’?
There are several types of couplers to choose from:
A strong coupler with next to no openings or vents is intended for fancy hilts or trick sabers as it were. Since the Sound saber requires a coupler with holes or vents to allow the sound to project out of the hilt, a solid coupler won’t work with it.
This coupler is a must for sound sabers, but can also be used with a display hilt or a stunt saber.
An extension piece is a longer coupler that extends the length of the hilt. Some extension pieces may have windows or vents that could allow the piece to be used as a crystal chamber.
An adjustable coupler allows lightsabers enthusiasts to align the buttons and switches on the two adjoining lightsaber hilts.
Quick Release Coupler:
A quick release coupler allows the user to easily disconnect a double-bladed lightsaber into two separate lightsabers or connect two lightsabers together without screwing or unscrewing.
Note: to certify that the coupler is well-suited with your lightsaber hilt model, try buying it from the same company.
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Now it comes down to the easiest part of the gig. Assembling these parts are easier than getting them.
- You just need to join the blade you chose to the Hilt and power it up with the right batteries.
- Then attach the coupler to the other end of the Hilt
- Add the second blade.
Power it up and ‘by the Z’gag!’ you’re ready for a battle beyond the galaxy. But remember “You are the chosen one. You have brought balance to this world. Stay on this path, and you will do it again for the galaxy. But beware your heart” (-The Father: Ghost of Mortis)
May the Force be with you 😊