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Gladius Maximus 9 months 4 days ago #60299

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Saber Forge has done it again.
Champion Gladius 12W+ Deep Blue standard finish with brown leather wrap and SaberCore Crimson font paired with spear extension standard finish with brown leather wrap. Whew!
Alright, now I understand why the Gladius is such a beloved design-it's incredible. And with the spear extension it's even more so. The finish is flawless. The SaberCore Crimson soundfont is loud,deep and clear. With the extension attached it has a slight metallic pitch that gives it a unique sound. Both sections of leather are very nice and well applied. It's actually quite sticky(in a good way) despite looking smooth and shiny. And the 12W+ Deep Blue is stunning. It wreaks havoc on cameras, so it can look indigo-ish in pics but in reality it is the purest blue. I've had this beast for about 2 weeks now and I can't put it down. I love it. Excellent job Saber Forge!


With 32" blade.
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Champion Gladius 12W+ Deep Blue standard finish with brown leather wrap and SaberCore Crimson font paired with spear extension standard finish with brown leather wrap.
:lol: Now say that ten times fast. That's an extraordinary piece Mr.Greysider and configured with the extension would be difficult not to imagine the wielder in a non threatening way. I've always wondered when attaching an extension if the weight is still balanced or becomes top-half heavy? I've played a lot of Snooker/Billiards and whilst the premise is only similar when attaching the extension, balance tipping is greatly affected. That's a great looking Plug in image#3, an aftermarket piece? Thank you for sharing, oh and finally, how heavy is that combined Hilt? Am curious from the practical application of it specific to endurance.
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Gladius Maximus 9 months 4 days ago #60324

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Wow, that's a Fierce saber Greysider!
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Gladius Maximus 9 months 4 days ago #60330

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This thing is a monster! Awesome! Does it feel front heavy at all? Just curious.


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Gladius Maximus 9 months 4 days ago #60348

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OvrcAHst wrote:
Champion Gladius 12W+ Deep Blue standard finish with brown leather wrap and SaberCore Crimson font paired with spear extension standard finish with brown leather wrap.
:lol: Now say that ten times fast. That's an extraordinary piece Mr.Greysider and configured with the extension would be difficult not to imagine the wielder in a non threatening way. I've always wondered when attaching an extension if the weight is still balanced or becomes top-half heavy? I've played a lot of Snooker/Billiards and whilst the premise is only similar when attaching the extension, balance tipping is greatly affected. That's a great looking Plug in image#3, an aftermarket piece? Thank you for sharing, oh and finally, how heavy is that combined Hilt? Am curious from the practical application of it specific to endurance.

When I first got it the extra weight of the extension took a second to get used to. But it balances perfectly just above the switch section so that was a quick adjustment. Gripping with two hands is like holding an axe handle. You can deliver some devastating blows with this one. That blade plug is one I've had for a while from Darkside Engineering called Razor I believe. It goes well with the Gladius emitter so I popped it in for the pic. ;)
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HotRod wrote:
This thing is a monster! Awesome! Does it feel front heavy at all? Just curious.

Not at all. Which surprised me. With the blade in and extension attached it balances perfectly a little above the switch section. Not sure of the total weight of the hilt, but the extension adds about 8 ounces or so. Definitely a two-hand hilt.
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Gladius Maximus 9 months 4 days ago #60352

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Love the Gladius, and yours with the extension adds another dimension to a quintessential favorite. This saber, along with the Fallen, and Silver Knight seem like designs that lend themselves to straight-up dueling in total comfort. No greeblies, no boxes, and no uncomfortable surfaces. In addition to that, this design is a fairly close approximation of the saber that you assemble in Star Wars: The Old Republic when playing a Jedi character, so that makes desirable to have from that perspective as well.

That is a beast of a saber you have put together there! Use it with pride!
Imagine what you will know tomorrow....
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Greysider wrote:
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This thing is a monster! Awesome! Does it feel front heavy at all? Just curious.

Not at all. Which surprised me. With the blade in and extension attached it balances perfectly a little above the switch section. Not sure of the total weight of the hilt, but the extension adds about 8 ounces or so. Definitely a two-hand hilt.

That is awesome! I can't believe it balances so well. Just means it's great craftsmanship and you did a good job with your selection!


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Gladius Maximus 8 months 3 weeks ago #60922

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Greysider,
this thing is fuckin awesome!
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That thing's a beast!
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Thanks for all the great feedback everyone! :cheer:
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