I think I took it the wrong way, I thought he said that the guy faked it but really I think he meant MR just used the same old Vader blade for the Maul's. My mistake. The sounds were kind of different though which is cool. Now people can stop with that.
I don't think MR used the same blade. Oui-Gon says the blade feels more durable.
I agree, the blade is MUCH stronger. In fact, I've had mine since the middle of April and it still has not warped. And yes, they DO hurt when you get the smack-down from one of these puppies! :o