I don't know if there would be enough interest to make a run of these or not. IF I did make a small run I would probably have it with a single CF with one button to turn on both blades, but have the second blade have a small delay to turn on after the first one and have a power on font to reflect that. This also means that it would be the whole saber staff and not the battle damaged versions too. That is option 1, Option 2 would be to use 2 PCs and have the saber unscrew in the middle so that you could have 2 battle damaged sabers. (NO QUICK DISCONNECT OF THE SABERS) The quick disconnect would take away from the accuracy of the hilt and I want it to be as close as possible IF I do the run.
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To begin, I would not be able to afford a run like this, just like the obi and the qui-gon. However, I would like to see this hilt come into fruition because it is one of my favorites. Let's be real, Darth mauls staff never ever ever came apart in the movies. so why would we want it to for a custom? So we can have the "battle damaged" replica? I would definetely prefer the hilt be one staff than two unscrewing pieces.
as far as the soundboard. I would vote one CF, with a custom font for double bladed sabers, and a delay power on. like ryhen mentioned.
Price range. This would be extremely tough to make, so I would not be surprised OR offended if this hilt cost more than the current obi run saber. There is more metal, advanced wiring... it would be an expensive saber.