clark yes the sanjuro stand is awesom and really took me a long time to decide on exactly what i wanted i knew i wanted wood used for the stand to mimic the saber and the gold shine through to be the main contrast and it looks really nice the overall design and center motif was all sanjuros input, i asked jonh to make a stand that "fits" the saber and i think he succeeded..
to answer a few questions..
the saber is made of alluminium with a wooden walnut overlay which looks convincingly like real wood and has a very deep detailed grain to it hilighted by the several coats of polycrylic wood sealer
it was completely scratch built by goodman copying the original prop as closely as he could..
cheers man yes the cex really adds a whole awesome level to these sabers,, btw your rhabdos is awesome another goodman classic