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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 7 months ago #60715

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So yesterday the Guardian I ordered from Jordan Moll arrived, it is the Guardian with a few modifications to it, mainly the shattered weathering, knurled knob and the weathering on the black sections of the saber.

A quick overview follows in this video, after which I'll disccus it in more detail and provide pictures


The first thing that hit me about the saber is how thin the hilt is. Now, I don't have any others to compare it to, but this thing was surprisingly thin to me. I have fairly small hands and was expecting to only just fit my hands around it, and instead I can more than do so.

I have also seen many reviews where people have commented on the hilt being heavier than they expected, and while this is not the case, once the blade was in I did find it a fair bit heavier than I thought it would be. The balance point with a 32" blade in for me is in the 2nd choke point down from the emitter. I'm sure with some time however I will be able to wield it holding it further down the hilt on the grip section.

In terms of the hilt itself, it is seriously beautiful. Absolutely solid workmanship, and as I say in the video, the modifcations to this make it even more impressive, with the weathering and cracking contributing to the look of a version of Qui-Gon's saber that looks like it has been through a lot, perhaps something that would have ocurred if Qui-Gon had survived his fight with Maul, or if Obi-Wan had carried on using it rather than making a new hilt. The knurled knob is a small yet very charcterful addition, bringing it that bit closer to the movie hilt it is based on, and makes for a very nice activation button. The blade plug is a very nice two-tone silver and black colour, and really fits the rest of the saber and its balancing of the silver shroud and black main body.

The Viridium soundboard is very loud, even on the low sound intensity setting, and even though it is not my favourite soundfont ever, it does very much suit the saber, pairing very nicely with the 12W+ Green LED, which is crazy bright, even being visible during the day, although in the dark is when it truly shines (pardon the pun)

I haven't had much time actually wielding the saber, although from the limited spins I have done with it, it handles very well, with very little to get in the wielders way, even with the added red knob, there are several ways to grip and use the saber, with no sharp edges or things to catch on, and can comfortably be used one or two handed (although again, I do have smaller hands than most, so bear this in mind)

Now, onto the part you all wanted, the pictures :) I'm going to start with Jordan's pictures from the sale post, as they are of higher quality than the stuff I am likely to take, but will include a few of my own too :)
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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 7 months ago #60717

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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 7 months ago #60718

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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 7 months ago #60719

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That's all for the pictures now folks, enjoy :)
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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 6 months ago #60721

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From the hands of Shameem passed on to a worthy Master, entrusted to assume responsibility of an exceptionally crafted Hilt, who is this new figure? We know him as TheGrandAdmiral. Thank you for enabling us to witness the beauty of the now yours Guardian. Solid pickup, solid Showcase.
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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 6 months ago #60722

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Was hard not buying this when I saw it :P
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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 6 months ago #60723

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OvrcAHst wrote:
From the hands of Shameem passed on to a worthy Master, entrusted to assume responsibility of an exceptionally crafted Hilt, who is this new figure? We know him as TheGrandAdmiral. Thank you for enabling us to witness the beauty of the now yours Guardian. Solid pickup, solid Showcase.

No problem, its a pleasure to own a hilt with a history such as this one, it will be a prized posession for many years to come.
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Was hard not buying this when I saw it :P

Yeah, I can believe it haha. It was a while of deliberaton for me, since I had so recently ordered my first sabers, but I don't regret it one bit. Truly a work of art, thanks to the work of both SaberForge and Shameem.
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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 6 months ago #60767

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I have to admit, and I am not saying this for effect, I think this is best looking Guardian I have ever seen. Man, that is nice. Congrats! I love the weathering on this one. It's just right without being overdone.


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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 6 months ago #60768

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HotRod wrote:
I have to admit, and I am not saying this for effect, I think this is best looking Guardian I have ever seen. Man, that is nice. Congrats! I love the weathering on this one. It's just right without being overdone.

Thanks :) I absolutely agree, some sabers suit being crazily weathered with cracks all over them, but the changes to this one are subtle enough to not change the overall feel of the hilt too much, while still adding a touch of age and character to it. As always, Shameem's work is gorgeous, and fits the hilt perfectly.
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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 6 months ago #60771

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Ah my old Guardian lol
I was the one who had Shameem do the weathering and light shatter to it.
Congrats on the solid buy.
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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 6 months ago #60772

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NeBosa wrote:
Ah my old Guardian lol
I was the one who had Shameem do the weathering and light shatter to it.
Congrats on the solid buy.

Haha, its been through many hands. You do have very good taste :)
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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 6 months ago #60773

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I think that means that saber's a ho ;)
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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 6 months ago #60776

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It was originally Shameems. It was a standard finish with the red button.
Then I bought it from him and had him do the weathering and shatter.
From there I traded it to Jordan for a Redeemer.
And now it's on to you lol
All those photos of it on the brown table I took as well =P
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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 6 months ago #60778

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NeBosa wrote:
And now it's on to you lol

However, unlike previous owners, I will not be passing it on. This is mine til the end now :lol:
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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 6 months ago #60809

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TheGrandAdmiral wrote:
NeBosa wrote:
And now it's on to you lol

However, unlike previous owners, I will not be passing it on. This is mine til the end now :lol:
Well try not to cross paths with this guy,


Or you may find it no longer in your possession!
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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 6 months ago #60816

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Seen this beauty before. And it's still exquisite. Congratulations on a unique piece!
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
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=Ottomatix= wrote:
TheGrandAdmiral wrote:
NeBosa wrote:
And now it's on to you lol

However, unlike previous owners, I will not be passing it on. This is mine til the end now :lol:
Well try not to cross paths with this guy,


Or you may find it no longer in your possession!

Well, you never know, Qui-Gon's saber *did* kill Maul as well ;) Well, "killed" him, except when he came back in the Clone Wars, a plot decision I still don't understand...
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Seen this beauty before. And it's still exquisite. Congratulations on a unique piece!

Aye, it is a lovely hilt, thank you :)
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12W+ Green Guardian with Shattered Weathering 1 year 6 months ago #60821

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I thought I'd add a few new photos to display the illumination when its in the dark as opposed to partially in daylight. I'm sure its nothing new that hasn't been shown before, but I figured why not.




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