Thanks for the compliments, everyone!
I went back to the custom choke. It's just much more appropriate. The short choke was on there for easier dueling... but really, there's not going to be any dueling with this... it's too pretty ;) This is a Christmas present, so I'm not going to change it anymore - I swear...
Anyway, I cleaned up the overall hilt, blackened the screws around the main power switch, put in a blade retention screw, and updated the sound banks.
I went with an Asian theme:
- EP 2
- Steel sword
- Satori Zen