I thought I might start a query as to why people might get into / buy a sabre (?) So...Me first. I myself have loved all forms of sword play for a VERY long time (I grew up watching old movies like Capt. Blood and Seven Samurai etc) and have dabbled in some martial arts like European fencing (Olympic style as well as S.C.A.) Some Kendo as well as some Chinese martial arts. I worked in a major cutlery chain for over 20 years (till they closed down...sad...) and can say I'm old enough to have seen Star Wars when it first came out in the theaters (two days after my 14th birthday...Whoops there's my age showing) Besides Light Sabres just look...AWESOME... anyway now it's your turn!!!