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Rave contacted us a few months ago about building a saber pike for him. We were thrilled to make another one. The last one we did, we worked with Do-Clo to create a really nice Pike.
We wanted this to be a collaboration as well and went through the list of Sabersmith's we hadn't worked with yet. Rhyen Skytracker of Saber Concepts seemed like a good fit, and after talking to him, ...he seemed up to the task. And he did not disappoint! My favorite part is that emitter, .....it's really cool. I might have to get Rhyen to make a few more of those.

We want this partially MHS compatible and needed to be able to break down into small pieces, ..to powdercoat and to be able to ship overseas.
The pieces were done by Rhyen and we used an MHS main body as the center of the saber.


The hilt uses a MR soundboard and the main LED is a red Bin II LUX III. The entire Pike and saber are powder coated in gloss black.

The hilt seperates from the pike so Raze can use it as a typical lightsaber. The Pike section is hollow and allows him to place his blade in it for easier storage.

The pommel/Pike end is a modified Darth Maul pommel.

Here's some pics and stuff:



   

 



   

   









and the video:

http://www.youtube.com/user/GeminiConcepts?feature=mhum#p/u/0/lKT5SybnSAE

Rave, we hope u like it, it's a really cool piece and might be one of my favorites.

Rhyen, u rock man, ..thanks for helping us make this, your work is solid and I hope we get to work together again.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2011, 10:02:08 PM by DARTH VADER »

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Re: Gemini and SaberConcepts Presents: A new Imperial Royal Guard Saber Pike
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2011, 10:12:28 PM »
Beautiful work!  The storage feature is nice.  I do think a red ring AV switch would have gone well, and still a nice unified look. 

And on an unrelated note, I prefer the spirit/force wookie more than the impaled sig.

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Re: Gemini and SaberConcepts Presents: A new Imperial Royal Guard Saber Pike
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2011, 10:20:02 PM »
Beautiful work!  The storage feature is nice.  I do think a red ring AV switch would have gone well, and still a nice unified look.  

And on an unrelated note, I prefer the spirit/force wookie more than the impaled sig.

Thanks.
An illuminated switch, ...while a cool feature, .....will stray too far from the accuracy standpoint of these. It's the same reason we didn't put one in on the last pike as well.
Not a whole a lot of pictures exist of a pike, ...but the ones that do, ...have no blinkies or illumination whatsoever beside the blade.

Rave can correct me if I wrong, ...but I believe he is part of a costuming group, and Im not sure how strict they are about accuracy.
form and function over blinkies.


edit: and thanks for the compliments about the sig, ...Ri-On Ozryel made them for me. He does good work.
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Re: Gemini and SaberConcepts Presents: A new Imperial Royal Guard Saber Pike
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2011, 10:33:15 PM »
Nice guys, really spectacular.  If rave is in a costume group, I'm sure that this pike will suit his needs very well, looks just like something a gaurd would use.


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Re: Gemini and SaberConcepts Presents: A new Imperial Royal Guard Saber Pike
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2011, 10:48:27 PM »
Very nice guys! Great color scheme, and awesome job on the powercoating, kudos to Rhyen on the machining! And yes Vader, I'm a fan of the signature! ;)

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Re: Gemini and SaberConcepts Presents: A new Imperial Royal Guard Saber Pike
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2011, 11:43:53 PM »
Congrats to all concerned. Nice to see that not EVERY saber needs a lighted AV to be AWESOME eh?  ;) And I'm loving that powdercoating...what colour is that? verrrrrry slick looking folks!  ;D
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Re: Gemini and SaberConcepts Presents: A new Imperial Royal Guard Saber Pike
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 04:52:27 AM »
Thanks guys.    :)

And I'm loving that powdercoating...what colour is that? verrrrrry slick looking folks!  ;D

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Re: Gemini and SaberConcepts Presents: A new Imperial Royal Guard Saber Pike
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2011, 06:41:13 AM »
Nice job Guys!  Excellent collab!  Emitter is awesome and the PC job is sweet :D.



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Re: Gemini and SaberConcepts Presents: A new Imperial Royal Guard Saber Pike
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2011, 07:01:01 AM »
Excellent job fellas!  Details are awesome....   A bit too long for my taste, but if its what the buyer wanted, you have def delivered..    ;D

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Re: Gemini and SaberConcepts Presents: A new Imperial Royal Guard Saber Pike
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011, 07:47:31 AM »
Very nice saber :) love the glossiness to it, it really looks good guys, I'm sure he couldn't be happier with it, looks PERFECT!!
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Re: Gemini and SaberConcepts Presents: A new Imperial Royal Guard Saber Pike
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2011, 09:15:03 AM »
I'm the one getting this master piece! It's awsome! can't wait to have it here! :)

and yes, im in a costuming group, the 501st Legion, and they're indeed very strict about everything that has to do with the costume.

As soon as i have all finished, i will post some images of the final costume ^^ and it has to be long, because i'm 1,86 m high, a shorter one would seem like a "bigger lightsaber" ;)

Sorry for my bad english...  ::)

Greetings from Spain ^^

and again... Congratulations for the final work!
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Re: Gemini and SaberConcepts Presents: A new Imperial Royal Guard Saber Pike
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2011, 09:22:40 AM »
I'm the one getting this master piece! It's awsome! can't wait to have it here! :)

and yes, im in a costuming group, the 501st Legion, and they're indeed very strict about everything that has to do with the costume.

As soon as i have all finished, i will post some images of the final costume ^^ and it has to be long, because i'm 1,86 cm high, a shorter one would seem like a "bigger lightsaber" ;)

Sorry for my bad english...  ::)

Greetings from Spain ^^

and again... Congratulations for the final work!
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Re: Gemini and SaberConcepts Presents: A new Imperial Royal Guard Saber Pike
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2011, 09:27:23 AM »
1,86 cm? You some kinda pocket-fellow?   J/K, propably meant in meters  ;D ;D



Great work on the saber pike, I bet it'd be fun to duel with that beast!
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Re: Gemini and SaberConcepts Presents: A new Imperial Royal Guard Saber Pike
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2011, 11:45:06 AM »
1,86 cm? You some kinda pocket-fellow?   J/K, propably meant in meters  ;D ;D



Great work on the saber pike, I bet it'd be fun to duel with that beast!

Yep, i mean meters.... jaja  ;D

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Re: Gemini and SaberConcepts Presents: A new Imperial Royal Guard Saber Pike
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2011, 12:45:57 PM »
Looks good.