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SF Customs Ka'Tano 1 year 8 months ago #64771

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-Review in-progress, edits abound-

Had a stunt Ka'Tano on the way...saw this and couldn't resist. Picked it up secondhand and immediately sold the stock stunt Ka'Tano. Came with a 12w+ Green, recharge port/lit AV, custom paint/sanding, graflex pins, and a stunt control board that enabled some flicker.















Gutted it, tossed in a NBv3 + a Lime/Green/White Tri-Rebel (Idea stolen from Shameem)




Easily one of my favorite hilts. Hangs well off the belt (and replaced the covertech with a 2-tone). The smooth finish is exquisite. I'm a huge sucker for Graflex pins on anything. Reasonably loud without being TOO loud. Justin/SFC paint appears to be holding up well. I did superglue the two upper knobs down. The large one was cut way too short; so the threads didn't hold well. The lower red one also kept coming loose when handled. Now they're set and the hilt feels great. Even the fake "Activation Box" is a nice feel with the CNC'd grooves. I'd wager the only way that could be improved would be to do Shameem's mini control box.


All in all, awesome hilt.
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SF Customs Ka'Tano 1 year 8 months ago #64797

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That is amazing with the control box and pins! Wow, that makes such a big difference! I am REALLY digging this.

Is Shameem's mini control box one where you would move the activation switch there?


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SF Customs Ka'Tano 1 year 8 months ago #64814

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Damn that is sweet! This is one of the sabers that's next on my list...the graflex pins look awesome on that! Is the red greeblie painted on or is it a separate piece that was added on?---that's a really nice touch to the saber too
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SF Customs Ka'Tano 1 year 8 months ago #64820

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Shameem's mini box can be seen here:



It almost looks like the Reliant control box. If I were to modify and have him add that, I'd definitely consider having the activation moved there. My only issue would be having the holes drilled already. Would be an excuse to turn the current AV to an Aux switch and go CF8 ;) Someday maybe.


The red greeblie is on the stock Ka'Tano. SFC painted it and I glued it down. I might redo that to a silver/gold scheme at some point. I wouldn't have minded that being the activation honestly lol.

Also the Fulcrum font Shameem sells is great for this.
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SF Customs Ka'Tano 1 year 8 months ago #64822

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I'll be a pedantic snob and point out it's probably a Tri-Rebel in there.

Beyond that, the hilt looks really nice polished. The textured matte finish did a nice job of capturing the animation look (aaaaand suddenly I'd like to see a silver-finish SF Graflex modded into a Clone Wars hilt), but this is just~ really nice.
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SF Customs Ka'Tano 1 year 8 months ago #64825

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Kouri wrote:
I'll be a pedantic snob and point out it's probably a Tri-Rebel in there.

Beyond that, the hilt looks really nice polished. The textured matte finish did a nice job of capturing the animation look (aaaaand suddenly I'd like to see a silver-finish SF Graflex modded into a Clone Wars hilt), but this is just~ really nice.

D'oh. You are correct, I wrote that in a hurry lol. Tri-Rebel from LuxeonStar.
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