Ever since I watched The Phantom Menace, I was interested in the intricate saberstaff. As a kid I had a telescoping Maul lightsaber, and I loved using it. I'm seventeen now, and my sword fighting is much more refined. I wanted to test my skills on friends so I needed a lightsaber that I could use for combat. I looked into the ultra sabers but they were a bit (and by I bit I mean way) too expensive for me to afford. So I got the FX Darth Maul Saberstaff. I immediately fell in love with it. I went outside and started spinning it, something I had never forgotten how to do. The LED lights are great, producing a nice, vibrant red, though you can't see the color well outside in the day time. The wider hilt is great for a double bladed weapon. The only problem I have with the saber is with the buttons. The saber constantly turns off as I'm using it.