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Is My Hilt Too big? 11 months 1 week ago #39929

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I've designed my ideal saber, look wise, with the ASP website. I have no complaints and the designer was very easy to use. I'm very new to Sabers and I decided on Saberforge for its great quality and warranty policy. Because this is my first saber I have many questions. My biggest would be "Is my hilt too big?" It measures 1'4.9" (4'0.9" with the blade). I want to be able to duel with it using one hand and do some basic forward and back spins and maybe even the "Obi-Ani" if I get good at the basics. I have no clue if this is possible with my current size ASP saber though. Any tips and or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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http://www.saberparts.com/#/configure?code=4.117.4.0-3.109.4.22-2.51.4.0-1.43.4.0-7.152.19.0-5.143.0.0
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Is My Hilt Too big? 11 months 1 week ago #40119

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The biggest issues I can see here (although I'm not great at spins myself) is just the length of the blade, and the emitter claw. the shorter the blade is, the easier spins are, and I haven't tried the claws but it seems like they'd get in the way of the obi-ani spin.
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Is My Hilt Too big? 11 months 1 week ago #40138

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Looks great to me. Looks like your hands will be mainly on the body and the switch parts with a bit of the emitter to spare. The pommel wont be where you will be holding it so that's going to be more of counter weight. So I think you should be ok.
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Is My Hilt Too big? 11 months 1 week ago #40266

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Thanks so much! It was greatly appreciated!
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Is My Hilt Too big? 11 months 1 week ago #40268

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By length of the blade do you mean too long or too short?
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Is My Hilt Too big? 11 months 1 week ago #40386

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It looked like you had the longest blade of the 3 in the builder. as I said before, it's easier to spin a sword with a shorter blade, especially if you aren't particularly tall. as someone who is about 5'8" I would not use the longest blade if I wanted to do spins. the middle one should be fine though, and the shorter one will be slightly easier.
although weight matters too, it might be tough to spin if you took the blade off, since (I think) those have somewhat substantial weight that can help bring the weapon back around.

if you have access to a dowel or wooden broomstick you can cut up, you might try calculating your hilt+blade length and sorta drawing it up on there, so you can see how the length is before settling on a blade.
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Is My Hilt Too big? 7 months 1 week ago #58766

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The length delivery for the hilt is long because of the claws. It's a fantastic design. It should be fine


This is my design and I was thinking it might be a bit long at 13.5"
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Is My Hilt Too big? 7 months 1 week ago #58770

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Darth Khlōros wrote:


This is my design and I was thinking it might be a bit long at 13.5"

It may look a it longer than the average saber, but I think it'll work in practice. You can put one hand above the control box and one below for some extra leverage when dueling (top hand pushes, bottom hand pulls).

Before I settled on the ASP design I ordered, this one was in the running (w/37" blade):

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Is My Hilt Too big? 7 months 1 week ago #58796

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I would agree. If the control box wasn't there, it might be a bit long, but with the control box there I bet you'll appreciate the length. My Monarch clocks in at 13" and I don't feel it's too long.


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Is My Hilt Too big? 7 months 1 week ago #58815

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Mine isn't too disimilar to the original posters, ends up being 18" long in the saber builder

http://www.saberparts.com/#/configure?code=4.167.4.0-3.86.1.0-2.58.1.0-1.43.1.0-6.147.3.0



As a complete newbie to the saber scene (and also being 6' 5" tall) i figured a long hilt would be nice.
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Is My Hilt Too big? 6 months 5 days ago #62621

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to be fair if we consider a real lightsabers blade would be weightless than having a long hilt actually makes it easier for spins especailly if emitter or pommel are heavy to help the swings and spins.
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Is My Hilt Too big? 6 months 3 days ago #62918

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Honestly I'd say that question is going to depend on your size, figthing style and just personal preference. The taller you are the easier it'll be to handle a longer weapon. At 5'9" my venom is 11" from pommel to claw tips and with a 37" blade doesn't cause me any problems even while spinning and the emitter claws certainly don't get in the way as my grip is usually just below the emitter windows. It also depends on preference too because different blade lengths are useful at different times. I have a 26" for practicing spins in my apartment without destroying my ceiling lol and the lighter blade is able to perform quicker spins and allows for more maneuverability. My 37" blade (which is my standard use blade) allows for more powerful swings because of the weight it adds on and gives me a greater reach. On top of that the length of your pommel might increase the width of your grip and that would change how you use it while fighting I would say.
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