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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25605

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Hi all,

As there are other excellent reviews of the Guardian on these forums, this will be more "show and tell"

But first, the specs:

Guardian, Champion Edition
12W+ green LED
Viridium Sound
Brass powdercoat on shroud and emitter lip
Bronze powdercoat on main body
Brass covertech knob and AV switch
V4 32” Blade
Length: 11.25in/29cm
Emitter width: 1.75in/4.5cm
Body width: 1.5in/4cm
Time from order placement to delivery: 4 weeks 4 days

On to the good stuff!

I love the bronze/brass combo on this saber, it gives it a regal or Temple Guard feel




The fit and finish are excellent here; no sharp edges whatsoever and the polish is nice and shiny on the brass


I designed the colors around a green blade, but yellow would also be a lovely color with this saber


Even in overcast outdoor light, the 12W+ shines!


I requested a brass switch, so Justin sanded one of their standard switches (which are plated brass) and it came out nicely






As for the hilt design itself, it's extremely comfortable to wield and spin. If anyone is considering a Guardian purchase, you won't regret it!

I couldn't be more pleased with how this saber came out, so many thanks to Justin in the customs shop for this immaculate creation!
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25607

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Beautiful saber! I'm loving seeing these new customs with the powdercoat finish.
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25609

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That is gorgeous! WOW!!!!
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25610

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It's stunning.
Brass blade plug as well? They really went to town on it for ya! Brilliant!
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25615

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Thanks everyone, glad you like it!

xyster wrote:
It's stunning.
Brass blade plug as well? They really went to town on it for ya! Brilliant!

Yessir, brass blade plug! Justin even went the extra mile and gave it two tone flair (brass and silver) as opposed to their solid brass stock plug.
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25617

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Think I can see that now in the second pic! :cheer:

Awesome.
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25620

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I don't know if it's my phone but it looks like the brass parts have a cool wood grain look
The light shall burn away the darkness
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25621

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It does. How cool would that be?
Likely a reflection off of the shiny shiny. B)
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25623

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True but that would be wicked
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25624

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hmm, wooden hilts encapsulating plasma at 000's of degrees?

Better be some quality varnish :lol:

As a custom effect though, it'd be neat.
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25625

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Wookie jedi use wood ;)
That brass would look good with black too
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25627

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True and they are awesomeness.

Imagine how quickly they would sell... if anyone got round to actually fabricating some...(nudge, hint, nudge SF)
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25640

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That is so wicked looking--Now I gotta have something with Bronze and brass, or Bronze and a platinum like color. And 4 weeks from order to delivery !??! :blink: As I enter week 12 of waiting for my Etsy sabers needless to say the color of your blade matches my envious status. You lucky dog!!! :P From what I am hearing here Justin has a wicked fast turn around time--wish I had known that 12 weeks ago---alas, live and learn. If you don't mind me asking does the powder coating add a great amount to the cost? (All things being relative , of course).

By the by--for someone who never has--what is the best way to contact the custom shop?
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25641

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Truely one of the most elegant sabers i have ever seen! Congrats!
“Oh no, my young Jedi. You will find that it is you who are mistaken…about a great many things.”
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25642

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Beautiful saber!!
Fallen 12W Purple/12W+ Red
Epoch 6W Cyan
Reborn 12W+ Indigo DT
Next Order: Parks/Korbanth Graflex 2.0
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25651

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That is one unique Guardian, and just a flat-out gorgeous saber! Justin is THE man!

Congrats man!
Imagine what you will know tomorrow....
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25669

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:woohoo: OUTSTANDING.
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25671

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Thanks everyone for the kind words! I couldn't be happier with it :cheer:

Dav Yeager wrote:
I don't know if it's my phone but it looks like the brass parts have a cool wood grain look

Haha that would be cool! But no, it's just a reflection of the wood siding on the house ;)

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That is so wicked looking--Now I gotta have something with Bronze and brass, or Bronze and a platinum like color. And 4 weeks from order to delivery !??! :blink: As I enter week 12 of waiting for my Etsy sabers needless to say the color of your blade matches my envious status. You lucky dog!!! :P From what I am hearing here Justin has a wicked fast turn around time--wish I had known that 12 weeks ago---alas, live and learn. If you don't mind me asking does the powder coating add a great amount to the cost? (All things being relative , of course).

By the by--for someone who never has--what is the best way to contact the custom shop?

Thanks man! It's no so much the powdercoat that costs extra as Justin's time. He charges by the hour, so the more complicated or involved the build is, the more it costs. The whole thing cost more than my Gladiator, but... WORTH. IT. You can contact the custom shop (aka Justin) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25676

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Excellent thanks for the info. And curse you at the same time, now I am looking at a Fury with a similar powder coat job. :P
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Custom Guardian 12W+ 2 years 1 month ago #25683

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That's absolutely amazing design! After seeing this and Ottomatix's Archon, I am definitely considering using a brass finish on a future saber!
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