About the clash sounds, I think they're unique in the sense that Jedi have certain sounds and Sith have certain sounds. The video I put up has them (I guess you have to crank up the volume a bit to hear them), but I'll look into getting a sound recording of the saber.
The first couple pics are misleading, but I put them up since that's how it automatically shows up on my camera. I thought I saw some similar pics online before that were blue, and now you have some more. :) Just look at the fourth and fifth ones for what the saber really looks like. And Phineas may have the best pics on the net, but these are my (not as great) pics, so let's please keep the distinction between the two. 8)