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Darth Bane Curved Lightsaber #3 review
« on: January 18, 2012, 09:47:16 PM »
CURVED DARTH BANE LIGHTSABER #3 BY GENESIS CUSTOM SABERS


I wish I had a little more time to devote to the review of this stunning saber.  Please excuse my rushed job.  :(

Let me just start off by saying, WOW!  As awesome as all the pictures, videos, and build-up to this saber were, having this saber and experiencing it in person is something entirely different.  This is one of the coolest custom sabers ever!  A true work of art by Rob inside and out and from top to bottom.  The design and execution with literally everything with this saber is phenomenal!  The saber is amazingly comfortable to wield and spin, even with the claw and the general trickiness of handling a curved hilt.  This saber just feels so natural to grasp, and the two-handed grip that the hilt was designed to accomodate is simply excellent!  The new bone material is very nice and durable, and also feels great.  Revealing the crystal chamber is incredibly easy, and the crystal chamber and the bargraph look absolutely stunning!  Being the sucker for the worn look that I am, I had to get this weathered, and the weathering by Rob is also excellent; very subtle, capturing the used but well taken care of look that this ancient saber would have.  

Ragarding the light and sounds:  BRIGHT AND LOUUUUUUUUD!!!!!!!......VERY, VERY LOUD!  I love me a loud saber, and this is easily the loudest saber I've ever owned.  And the sounds are crystal clear, with no distortion in the least! - the best of both worlds.  And the clash and swing settings are spot on and perfect.  Excellent job fine tuning all these settings rob, all the sounds are perfectly responsive.  The P4 red has never been brighter!  Awesome, awesome, awesome looking blade!!

Dealing with Rob is always a true treat for me , and for many others I'm sure.  His work is amazing and his customer service is equally top notch.  He's easily one of the best we've got in this hobby, and I'm lucky to own such a gem by him.  A big, sithy red 10/10 on this incredible work of art, man!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Darth Bane Curved Lightsaber #3 review
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 09:58:56 PM »
AHHHHHH, you got your review done first!  :D I simply have had ZERO time.  :'(

GREAT review though, man. I agree with everything you said 100%

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Re: Darth Bane Curved Lightsaber #3 review
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 10:09:10 PM »
Thanks Caine, and I know what you mean by zero time, I barely had the time to do even this short, rushed review, let alone one that's fitting of such a gem of a saber.  

I'll leave the video to you though!   ;D  You'll wow us with a live action piece showing off this saber better than anyone else.   :D
« Last Edit: January 18, 2012, 10:10:45 PM by OBI-WAN KENOBI »


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Re: Darth Bane Curved Lightsaber #3 review
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 10:14:58 PM »
Thank you so much Obi-Wan!!! You know how much I was dying for your review as I'm out of the country, and it's such an awesome review as always :) so excited for mine!

Looks so incredible as I knew it would, can't wait to hold it in my hands! Glad you're enjoying it, It's such a masterpiece!

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Re: Darth Bane Curved Lightsaber #3 review
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 10:24:43 PM »
great review obi the saber looks very nice
congrats to all recipients and great job by rob on another top saber


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Re: Darth Bane Curved Lightsaber #3 review
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 10:33:05 PM »
It's great to hear that this is super loud and bright! Are you enjoying the new font on it that Rob included?

It's such a unique saber, which makes it that much more incredible!

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Re: Darth Bane Curved Lightsaber #3 review
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 10:47:38 PM »
Thanks fellas.  Dave, yeah the crystal chamber sound font is epic, another great font in a long line of awesome fonts by Rob.   8) 


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Re: Darth Bane Curved Lightsaber #3 review
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 11:14:57 PM »
Yeah, when I watched the video of the secret font and he did the lockup thing at the end, I was actually sitting at my computer cringing and half expecting to get injured in the explosion.  Thanks, Hollywood.   :D

Nice review.  I'm trying to find any info on this saber at all, and any shots of it are a real treat.  ;)
    


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Re: Darth Bane Curved Lightsaber #3 review
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2012, 07:35:11 AM »
Awesome saber.. I like all your pictures.

That red blade definitely looks incredible.
Good call with the weathering - it's subtle but it looks great that way.



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Re: Darth Bane Curved Lightsaber #3 review
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2012, 09:55:19 AM »
Glad to you like the review guys.  This is actually the first time I've used my phone to take pics for anything forum related, since my regular camera is out of commission, so sorry if the quality isn't great.  Doesn't matter what kind of camera you use though, pics simply won't do this saber any justice. 


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Re: Darth Bane Curved Lightsaber #3 review
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2012, 09:59:10 AM »
I find this to be the case with all sabers. A special "saber camera" needs to be invented, where it shows exactly what the human eye sees (a saber fan's human eye of course).

Your pictures look awesome though mate :) love the ones with the blade in and the crystal chamber showing whilst it's glowing red!

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Re: Darth Bane Curved Lightsaber #3 review
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2012, 10:00:25 AM »
Very Nice OBI-WAN KENOBI : Thanks for sharing the red blade color look's Awesome  8)

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Re: Darth Bane Curved Lightsaber #3 review
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2012, 11:16:55 AM »
Agreed,
Your phone evidently does what my camera cannot...

MAKE A RED BLADE LOOK RED!

Much appreciated review.

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Re: Darth Bane Curved Lightsaber #3 review
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2012, 12:04:20 PM »
Great review, Obi-Wan!  Man, I wish I could fast -forward time  to next week when #9 gets to me, Lol. In the meantime, I have to live off reviews and Caine's upcoming video!

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Re: Darth Bane Curved Lightsaber #3 review
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2012, 08:42:54 PM »
Thanks a lot everyone.

Much appreciated review.

Much appreciated saber!!!!   ;D


 

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