OK here is a progress pic. I know it doesn't look like much but it represents hours of machining time for me. turning down the copper and brass pieces, parting them, threading them, grooving them all in the exact same place and cutting them down to the exact same size. And of course there is the blade holder that takes a little time as well (but its only one so far).
The neck ring is not the correct one. It is one I made a while back when making the first hybrid saber. The dimensions are just off a little. I am just showing it on the neck piece for reference.
I hope to have all the blade holders done by the end of next weekend and then I will move to the grenade section. Once the new brass piece comes in I can finish the neck ring.
again thanks for the patience and hopefully I will be able to continue the progress I am making now.