This Saber's design and inspiration is based heavily off of Count Dooku/Darth Tyranusâ€™ Saber and backstory. Iâ€™ve always wanted to do a homage saber to a character I respect immensely from the Star Wars world, and Count Dooku is one of those characters. His tragic story is one worthy of remembrance, so I decided to dedicate the saber design to his style. The Shrouds and High shine reflects his saber itself, while the minimalist, yet flashy design is meant to embody how he conducted himself not only in battle, but also in strategizing and approach. I feel I did the character justice, while still retaining a unique and custom feel.
From a build standpoint, while I certainly could cram every bling, crystal chamber, bargraph, and feature known to the saber world into his hilt (plenty of room IMO), I decided to take a minimalist approach and focus on the details of design. This includes a polished brass tube only- as the power cell for the hilt, with the Aux plug in the pommel. I wanted only one hole in the hilt, and that is for the recharge port. Which I successfully accomplished. Everything is a simple as possible, yet incredibly efficient. I could not be happier with the design and can say with humble confidence this is by far the best work I have ever done.
Main Tools Used
-Dremel, Drill Press, Files, & SandpaperHilt Specs:
-Hand Cut and Sanded Shrouds, mimicking Dookuâ€™s Grip.
-Inlaid and Hand sewn Genuine Cowhide Leather
-Highly Polished Hilt. Not quite Chrome finish, but almost.
-Black Chrome Powdercoating
-Hidden Micro activation buttons under leather gripGut Specs:
- Crystal Focus v. 6.1 w/ CEX.
- Custom RGRb Tri-Rebel
- 7.4V 14650 Li-ion Recharge setup
- 2W Rectangular Speaker
- Instant R.I.C.E. access in Power Cell assembly
- SD Access Via Removal of Blade Holder
- Custom Qui-gon Quotes for each font.