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Weathered initiate Sentinel w/black leather wrap 1 year 4 months ago #56194

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Well here goes my first review. Figured there weren't a ton of reviews on the sentinel yet, so here's my two cents.








First off, I absolutely love the weathering. Very detailed, even on the covertech knob. It's also a very solid hilt with a nice, we'll balanced weight.

I was initially worried about how well attached the leather wrap would be when I ordered, but I've had no problems with it at all.

My only complaint is its a little shorter than I'm used to, but that's to be expected with apprentice sabers, so no fault of Saberforge. But I'd still give it a 10/10 especially if you want to use it for a saberstaff!



Hope this helps for anyone considering buying a sentinel!

P.S. I included a picture of the interior to show off how roomy and clear of obstruction it is for my fellow DIY-ers.

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Weathered initiate Sentinel w/black leather wrap 1 year 4 months ago #56196

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Great looking saber. And I'm glad to see it has room. I've been wanting to pick up an apprentice tier saber to do an install with. This one looks really good and I'm glad to hear you are pleased with the wrap. That finish is excellent as well. Congrats!


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Weathered initiate Sentinel w/black leather wrap 1 year 4 months ago #56197

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Muns, Thank you for your 2 cents and Congratulations with successful delivery of your Hilt. Between this and Arbiter, I actually prefer the look of Sentinel, surprising as I'm not completely sold on wrapped Hilts. The weathering looks to be finished well and remains consistent with your choice of Black leather. How long is the Hilt from Emitter to Pommel and from Pommel to just past the switches to Choke? Trying to gauge dimensions overall and whether it's a Wish-List inclusion piece. Do you plan on doing any upgrades to it with Sound and LED? A nice Hilt, reminiscent for me of a Crow.
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Weathered initiate Sentinel w/black leather wrap 1 year 4 months ago #56198

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Looks great! Thanks for sharing!
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Weathered initiate Sentinel w/black leather wrap 1 year 4 months ago #56201

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Thanks guys! And from emitter to pommel is 10 1/2 inches. The internal length from choke down is about 5 1/4 inches. Hope that helps.

I'm planning on installing an indigo 12w, and I have a low grade sound system I'm gonna install with just the hum, on/off and clash. It'll be my next dueling saber. :cheer:
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Weathered initiate Sentinel w/black leather wrap 1 year 4 months ago #56202

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Here's a pic next to a ruler for an idea of how long each part is.
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Weathered initiate Sentinel w/black leather wrap 1 year 4 months ago #56233

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Well for some reason my original review dissapeared, so here's another.

I was very impressed with this hilt. I absolutely love the finish! It's very detailed, even on the cover tech knob and down into the grooves.







I also am happy with the leather wrap. I was admittedly worried about how well it would be attached, but I have had no problem with it, and I doubt I will now.




My only issue is its a little short, but that's to be expected with an apprentice saber, so it's on me, not Saberforge.

P.S. here's some shots of the interior and length for my fellow DIY-ers to show off how how roomy and unobstructed the interior is.




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Weathered initiate Sentinel w/black leather wrap 1 year 4 months ago #56236

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I was wondering about the original post. I can see it was deleted, but I don't know why. I restored the one with the saber next to the ruler.
Imagine what you will know tomorrow....
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Weathered initiate Sentinel w/black leather wrap 1 year 4 months ago #56244

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Really hot Saber !!! this weathering looks much better then the one on my Campion Resilient.
I am still in the deciding phase...
I love the sentinel and i was thinking of getting it as a Hero Tier...but than there is the Bastion...
I really cant decide.
Both look really badass and i know for sure that this order will be a hero tier, but i cant decide wich too take.
Maybe even a Gladiator....this is so damn though :D
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Weathered initiate Sentinel w/black leather wrap 1 year 4 months ago #56276

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Stgthor, I know the struggle of indecision well! I'm stuck between whether to get a monarch or an archon next. Oh, the choices! Saberforge makes so many fine sabers.
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Weathered initiate Sentinel w/black leather wrap 1 year 4 months ago #56291

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Muns , yeah thats so true!
i think i will get the Sentinel as Hero Edition and the Bastion as Warrior...
taking advantage of the last day of the giveaway to get a champion extra saber :D
atleast if the giveaway is working outside the us too....
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Weathered initiate Sentinel w/black leather wrap 1 year 3 months ago #60192

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Hey, Muns! I just ordered this same saber, with an arctic blue LED set. Looking forward to receiving it. Yours looks fantastic!
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