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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 2 weeks ago #75136

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Introducing a piece born from Saberforge Customs that was received in 2016, before the New Site was completely operational and before Legacy Sabers were an available option of choice.

No surprise, since I Posted a Preview of its receipt some time ago (here), just never got around to doing a writeup for it or take pictures of it for that matter. No surprise still that it’s a Grandmaster either or rather, another iteration to one of the Singles I already own or is it the only Grandmaster Staff that I own having previously shared the Bastila Tribute, amongst my Collection.


This became a sought-after and imminent purchase really, one that would inevitably happen at some point. With the changeover of Crew in Customs, there was some apprehension with going through that particular department again as my previous endeavour was when Justin Polachek was running it. Still, I moved forward with the venture/commission and after discussions with the etch options to consider, I ultimately decided (resulting from desiring something different) went for a reverse etch. This produced shallow recesses of the adopted etch pattern to become the negative space and the patterns background to become the positive rather than through traditional execution of the opposite. It results in a more aggressive appearance one that arguably resembles a tribal influence more so than the elegant swirls typically associated with the character of influence, Satele Shan.


Some Specs and Measurements:
For now, its running: Dual Sabercore 2.0 Viridian| Dual 12watt+ Light Blue LED|
Dual Silver, Blue-lit Momentary AV switches| Dual in-hilt, external recharge ports|
3.7v 18650 3400mAh Li-Ion Batteries| Dual 28mm Premium Speakers|
covertech delete*| Custom Reverse Etch**| Custom Low Profile Coupler***| Standard Finish
*/**/***: will come back to these later

Total Staff Length: 607mm
(emitter claw to emitter claw)
Blade socket depth: 64mm
Weight (empty Hilt): 1086 grams

images hereafter are shown with two 26” V4 Infinity Blades inserted
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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 2 weeks ago #75137

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Single 8-32 retention setscrews in each emitter.


**/***This is how I prefer to have them aligned and also how I perceived and expected them to align. The body faux switch panels/flats on the one side
(much like you would imagine the greeblies/knobs to appear on a Mauler).
In doing so however, it creates chaos with the fluidity of the etch pattern as it stretches from one side of the staff to the other.

The Coupler supplied wasn’t even timed for alignment rather what was supplied, was with it already attached to one hilt using a single timing shim that you would find from ASP. And just the one, without any additional spares.


When both hilts are attached and completely tightened, the one side that creates the opposite symmetry of the etch pattern doesn’t line up either.


Left Tit, right Tit; Big Tit, small Tit…
*The delivered execution of covertech delete, was to simply plug the holes with polished button head screws. Silver setscrews could also have worked, better still, same sized heads on the used screws could also have been forgiven.


From my perspective and in my opinion, what is a flawed demonstration of execution is the way the two hilt parts have been etched and the hilts configured. Granted that if you order and receive a single only, the flaw is non-existent and would only become so if ordinarily two halves were ordered and received separate to one another. BUT, when you order it as a Staff at the same time, the treatment applied should be done differently. This is also through Customs, one that carries a different Lead Time to normal production hilts.

When the mirrored symmetry of the etch pattern is lined up, focusing on the pattern only will see all sides (during a horizontal axis rotation) match and flow (as it should) from one end of the hilt to the other, more accurately representing a Staff.


What becomes an eyesore though is the placement and positioning of the switch holes, switches, recharge ports and the faux switch panels/flats that throws it all out.


Line up the flats/panels and the etched pattern is thrown into chaos, as too are the switch positions. With the dollars associated with a Legacy Purchase, attention to detail has fallen slightly short. What is essentially a Staff and should represent a Staff with body configuration of detailing included, what has resulted however is simply two singles joined by a Coupler and treated as independents- no different than taking two entirely different single Hilts and joining them with said coupler.
*sigh*

Back to the bigger picture…
I do like this Hilt, it’s aesthetic for what it is and who it represents and takes influence from. I’m not new to the brightness of SFs LEDs or the Light Blue colour and the volume output, brightness and blade illumination is more than satisfactory.
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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 2 weeks ago #75138

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That is all… for now ;).
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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 2 weeks ago #75144

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Gorgeous! Love the Grand Master. Congrats on a beautiful staff!
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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 2 weeks ago #75161

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Unbelievably beautiful. I'm all the more excited to get my staff etched, now. Congrats, Ovrcahst! I know I've said it before, but you sure know how to pick 'em.
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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 2 weeks ago #75174

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Thanks Blade ;)

Thanks Borom. Reckon the etch you ultimately decide on when you get it done (by the once mentioned 3rd party from another thread) will be great too. Gives you time to think about a single internal setup versus running a dual setup too :)
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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 2 weeks ago #75176

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The Grand Master in staff form just seems like something that has to happen for me eventually. Every time I see one, I am more convinced of this, and yours just fans the flames!

Congrats! B) :woohoo:
Imagine what you will know tomorrow....
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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 2 weeks ago #75177

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Incredible. A truly beautiful piece. Congrats OvrcAHst! B)
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 2 weeks ago #75178

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I should be getting my first Grand Master saber hilt tomorrow, next to a Dooku saber (being my no.1 saber hilt) it has been on my list of sabers to get, the etching on yours are just gorgeous. congratulations!
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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 2 weeks ago #75182

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Ok, first:

Don't you have like 12 of these already?

Second,

I always love your story posts, but seriously, you've got at least 12 right....
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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 2 weeks ago #75185

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Thanks Fellas B)
Don't you have like 12 of these already?
:lol: No.
I always love your story posts, but seriously, you've got at least 12 right..
Of GMs? Refer above. Hilts in general? a little more than 12. :blush:
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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 2 weeks ago #75189

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Very very very very verySWEET!!!!!!
I like the reverse etch. B) B)
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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 2 weeks ago #75196

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That saber is next level! What a beaut!
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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 2 weeks ago #75214

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Hello,

wow, just wow! Always was looking for that Satele Shan Staff, and today i realized there is something like that in the store.

https://saberforge.com/collections/legacy-sabers/products/custom-grandmaster-staff?variant=35135562634

BUT

Your pictures look way better than the one i could order. Are here any extra options? How can i buy this beauty?
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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 2 weeks ago #75235

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Otto, DK: Thank you.

sth2die4 wrote:
Your pictures look way better than the one i could order. Are here any extra options? How can i buy this beauty?
The link you referenced above is for the standard etch. I mentioned in the intro of my writeup that it was ordered before Legacy Sabers were an option from the New (current) Site. It may still be a possibility to achieve but you'll have to initiate a dialogue with SF Customs as only they can confirm if it can be repeated. :)
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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 2 weeks ago #75259

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Just everytime you post something, I gotta love it; this reverse etching is amazing :woohoo:
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Legacy Grandmaster Staff SF Custom|Story... 8 months 1 week ago #75315

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CrimsonJax88 wrote:
Just everytime you post something, I gotta love it; this reverse etching is amazing :woohoo:
:lol: Thanks Jax. I reckon the epitome of you loving a Post might just be if I had a TNA2 available but sadly, I don't. TNA2 may just be your ultimate unicorn now. Question remains which will come first, the actual unicorn or the metaphor.. :whistle:
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