This is a modified Ultra Sabers E-Series "Elder"
Cyprium is the original Long Latin for Copper or Cuprum (Cu) on the Periodic table.
The reason it was called Cyprium is because copper was heavily mined near Cypress. It was shortened to the Latin Cuprum later.
I wanted something that looked like it had seen battle, then tossed into the Valley of the Dark Lords for a few millennia.
The electronics are not in yet, because I have a little more work to do on the hilt.
I made my lathe cuts rough, and fast to simulate the weathering, and to make it imperfect. I even used a dulled bit and let it "sing" a little here and there (Machinists will know what I mean, by running it hard and hot with little to no lubrication).
The hilt was then dabbed in oil, baked at 500o
F for 25 minutes. Allowed to cool until warm to the touch, then scoured.
It was re-coated with another light coat of oil, and then baked @ 425o
for another 15 minutes to darken and seal.
The hilt was then polished with 0000 grade steel wool, and re assembled.
It will keep the Cyan blade it originally had. Lux III SRD.