Darth Matth, I really like VV blades because they are very evenly lit and if you get the shine through tip option, the entire blade color blends, instead of having a nice blade but the tip is dull, and has the dead spot tip effect which spoils the look. If you want a fuller, wider edge to edge look, the Trans White Option is what you want. On Blues, Greens and Purples it can slightly alter or "wash out" the color a little. The VV clear blades are sanded and while you get a slight "light in a tube effect" vs Trans white, the color will not get washed out at all. You will get a very bright, evenly lit blade. If you have a saber with a Green led, try a VV PHOTON blade. They absolutely make your green colored blade brighter and have more color saturation!
With a traditional graflex, a 1" blade is the norm, you just may need to sand your blade down a bit. It's easy and does not take too long, just tape the bottom opening or place a cotton ball inside the blade so the shavings don't get inside your blade.