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Title: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: JANGO FETT on December 08, 2010, 10:11:18 PM
The idea behind this build is an Officer of the Imperial Knights' weapon.
My idea was it should be built by the men in the officers command as a gift.
Highly polished for Dress or as a serious weapon

The Crystal Cave chamber was inspired by the Giant Crystal Caves.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/04/photogalleries/giant-crystals-cave/ (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/04/photogalleries/giant-crystals-cave/)
The leds in the chamber a a combination of HB, off white and blue white.
Also a 10w White should have a serious crystal chamber. 8)

The grip and emitter were knurled as a favor for me by Acerocket. He also did the cutouts in the body for the crystal cave chamber.
Thank you, again.

The blade is made in Erv's style with a wrap of corbin film on the outside and 4-5 ft. of film on the inside.
The tip lights up, by using 2 sheets of mylar

Specs
CF 4.1
10w White 2 dies in series off the main pads and 2 dies in series for the CoF
4 White accent Leds ~ 3 in Crystal Cave Chamber, 1 in pommel
In-hilt recharge with 2xAW 18650 Li-ion 2400 mah (wrapped in a decorative Nickel finish tape)
Custom killkey

Fonts
Novastar ~ Crystaline Workshop, Rainsizzle, Ep V remastered, StarKiller, Zen
Shadeslinger ~ Reaver

Boot ~ Avvatar

Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvUAkjKo0Os (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvUAkjKo0Os)

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Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: Methos on December 08, 2010, 10:43:02 PM
I shining knight in armor! Jango, this is an outstanding saber.

May I ask if this will be for sale?
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: gchu149 on December 08, 2010, 10:51:08 PM
Wow, jango. That's quite a nice K3gr1 you made there. The crystal cave is amazingly beautiful and the rough interior the cave gives is a perfect complement to the perfected exterior! Very nice!

@menthos, jango said in the video it is a personal saber, not for sale (I was a little bummed put too) ;D
Haha.
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: pneumoniaprone on December 08, 2010, 11:00:48 PM
Nicely done Jango. Super clean yet with some really exquisite details.
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: Darksaber 3 on December 08, 2010, 11:15:37 PM
I like it, Jango. How does the 10W white compare to a P4, can I ask?
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: Methos on December 08, 2010, 11:22:26 PM

@menthos, jango said in the video it is a personal saber, not for sale (I was a little bummed put too) ;D
Haha.

I didn't watch the video yet. You are right. Too bad....
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: cannibal869 on December 08, 2010, 11:34:39 PM
that is an incredibly beautiful work of art there! Really impressive work!! 8)
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: bluerolla on December 08, 2010, 11:59:43 PM
Nice saber jango! the crystal cave is awesome. i wish one day i could own a K3GR1 :)
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: Jedi Yar Nala on December 09, 2010, 12:01:25 AM
Beautiful hilt Jango...

The crystals inside remind me of Superman's Fortress of Solitude :)

Amazingly done...and VERY cool to look at... an oooooh and aaaah moment when one draws closer to the chamber window.

Love the knurled job by Ace on the pommel and emitter too... I'm sure that it is fun to grip.

And Ace... of course the hilt itself is spectacular...

I like how you OWNED this, Jango... great job... enjoyed the video and the photos of this.... :)
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: RedArc on December 09, 2010, 12:31:59 AM
Very nice grips  :o

crystal cave .... awesome

I think you make some people want to have an K3GR1 saber  :D

congrats
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on December 09, 2010, 01:27:16 AM
Amazing, esp the crystal cave chamber, and the knurling ROCKS...that is my favourite Kegger yet...BRAVO!
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: GreyJedi on December 09, 2010, 03:40:32 AM
That is beautiful
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: JamoUp on December 09, 2010, 04:36:22 AM
gorgeous ! absolutely stunning. I am a huge fan of the K3GR1 series, this one is top 2 for me! I've never liked the knurled grips or that look on a saber in general, but it is so aesthetically pleasing the way you pulled it off.
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: JANGO FETT on December 09, 2010, 05:55:51 AM
I shining knight in armor! Jango, this is an outstanding saber.

May I ask if this will be for sale?

Sorry, No.
I like it, Jango. How does the 10W white compare to a P4, can I ask?
overdriving the P4 @ 1200 puts it on par with the 10W on 2 dies(regular operation) There is a noticeable difference when the CoF is activated and the 10 is much brighter. I tried to show it in the video

Amazing, esp the crystal cave chamber, and the knurling ROCKS...that is my favourite Kegger yet...BRAVO!
gorgeous ! absolutely stunning. I am a huge fan of the K3GR1 series, this one is top 2 for me! I've never liked the knurled grips or that look on a saber in general, but it is so aesthetically pleasing the way you pulled it off.
The knurling is great and reminds me of chain mail. I have one more knurled grip for another k3gr1, and want to anodize it in black.


Thanks for all the compliments. This is one of my favorite builds and I learned a lot while building it.
IMHO, the blade is the best I've ever made, but no shots do it justice. It's something you have to see in person.
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: daddy solo on December 09, 2010, 07:20:06 AM
that build is painfully AWESOME!!!!!! where do you go from there?!!!
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: LUMINARA UNDULI on December 09, 2010, 07:25:08 AM
I love this!  I love the subtle changes you made to the KG3R1 and the multiple crystals in the chamber :D.  I love the "shining knight" concept and I think this is one of the most nicely done KG3R1s I've seen to date.  It is elegant and classy.  Well done!!!
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: OBI-WAN KENOBI on December 09, 2010, 07:40:04 AM
That's pretty awesome!  I'm starting to dig white blades more and more.  It fits this hilt perfectly.
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: Hon_Rev on December 09, 2010, 07:43:54 AM
Looking nice brother! Im loving the crystal cave!! ;D
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: Iggy on December 09, 2010, 07:46:02 AM
No kidding, that cave is amazing. Never thought to ad that many crystals in a chamber before.
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: Shadeslinger on December 09, 2010, 08:19:02 AM
Great saber! I like the placement on that chamber, and I bet the different color leds in there really blend well together.

Congrats on the blade as well. It takes a really well made blade to do a white led justice.
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: Lord Dracus on December 09, 2010, 05:00:10 PM
 That saber is fantastic Jango !!! ;D I love the crystal chamber !!! :o Actually I love the whole thing !!! :D Congrats on a job well done !!! :)
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: Jin Ke on December 09, 2010, 05:06:26 PM
Again....  Outstanding....   ;D
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: Ty Ree on December 09, 2010, 06:34:47 PM
I reserve the videos for happy hour...that was worth a 2nd viewing! Would have loved to see a build thread on the crystal chamber. Very creative work. Ty Ree
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: Forgetful Jedi Knight on December 09, 2010, 06:53:49 PM
I just came across this. GREAT build Jango!!! I like the crystal chamber and the knurled grip. I hope you get lots of enjoyment out of this one!
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: Binks on December 10, 2010, 05:07:35 PM
This saber came out awesome! I love the sound fonts and I just love this saber.
I have not had the chance to play with it yet, but I know I will soon:)
It is now my new favorite saber
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: ARKM on December 12, 2010, 02:07:09 PM
Very cool looking.  Nice knurling.
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: Erebos on December 12, 2010, 04:42:11 PM
I like the Sci-Fi/Medieval look this saber achieves.  8)

Great job!
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: ANAKIN SKYWALKER on December 12, 2010, 07:52:15 PM
even just in the vid i need sunglasses
Title: Re: K3GR1 Shining Knight CF 4.1
Post by: Skottsaber on December 14, 2010, 04:52:57 AM
I think this saber definitely should have the Steel Sword font  ;D
Great work, just remember to take sunglasses  :D