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Introducing: "Black Mamba" Venom Black Finish 3 months 3 weeks ago #67562

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Greetings,

This is my first post. I've been a fan of Saberforge for a while and finally decided to order one. Well, after about 15 weeks (due to a shortage in parts) it ARRIVED!

Venom Champion Edition
Hilt Finish Black
Belt Clasp Covertech System
Blade Color Red
Blade LED Power 12W
LED Quick Connects Quick Connects
Blade Type Staff 32 inch (I'm going to order a 26 inch, 32 is a bit too long for my style)
Sound SaberCore Crimson (dark font)

What can I say? It's a work of art. It's everything I expected and more. I think it is the first Venom with Black Finish Red 12W LED that I've seen out there. Hence, the nickname 'Black Mamba'.

There are a few reviews of the Venom that I've read on this forum that cover the concerns regarding the claws. In my opinion, they are a bit sharp, so gloves will be needed if you like to grip near the emitter. Also, 1 critique would be that the screws are too visible. I would like a solid Venom Claw which hides the screws. But really, I don't even think it matters that much.

All in all, I absolutely LOVE THIS SABER. I CAN'T PUT IT DOWN :evil:

I attached a few photos we took right after she arrived. Let me know what you think.

More to come!









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Introducing: "Black Mamba" Venom Black Finish 3 months 3 weeks ago #67604

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Congrats, Vis Venenati! In all Black, that is bad to the bone. Very nice! Thanks for sharing it! Glad to hear you can't put it down. :-) They are like that.


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Introducing: "Black Mamba" Venom Black Finish 3 months 2 weeks ago #67712

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That's a bad-ass Venom right there. All black suits this hilt. Nice.
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Introducing: "Black Mamba" Venom Black Finish 3 months 2 weeks ago #67715

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HotRod wrote:
Congrats, Vis Venenati! In all Black, that is bad to the bone. Very nice! Thanks for sharing it! Glad to hear you can't put it down. :-) They are like that.

Thank You! Nearly a week later, I am still finding it difficult to put down! lol

This photo was from last night.

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Introducing: "Black Mamba" Venom Black Finish 3 months 2 weeks ago #67716

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Greysider wrote:
That's a bad-ass Venom right there. All black suits this hilt. Nice.
Right?

I had a "Force-Vision" and emailed SF customer service immediately asking if they could switch it from weathered to an all-black finish, since my order had not hit the build queue yet.

It's nicer than I expected.

So bad-ass indeed. :evil:
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Introducing: "Black Mamba" Venom Black Finish 3 months 2 weeks ago #67864

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Very nice one of a kind I cannot wait to post mine. I am very happy with how it turned out. I went blood orange but the deep red was hard to pass. Wish there were pics of the new colors on here though.

Off menu finish? Interesting I have heard of the grey weathering, but have yet to see any pics.
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Introducing: "Black Mamba" Venom Black Finish 3 months 2 weeks ago #67917

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Thank you. I love this saber.

I couldn't pass on the Red. It's so perfect with this black hilt. I wanted blood orange too, at first, but I am glad I went with Red.... Plus, the light reflects an almost blood-orange against a white background.

Grey weathering? I've seen the standard Weathering they offer in one of the threads on the forum and videos posted online.
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Introducing: "Black Mamba" Venom Black Finish 2 months 1 week ago #69326

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As a long time venom fan, I loved your saber. I thought about getting it all black too but then I decided that I like the weathered look more, but now I see that I'd be happy with all black too.

Also, I have a question, the 12w+ red looks kinda orangish right? I mean, when the blade is installed, can you say that it is 100% red, or is it just me?

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Introducing: "Black Mamba" Venom Black Finish 2 months 6 days ago #69376

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Hi Darth Sauron,

That's a good question; it does seem a bit 'blood-orange' in certain settings, especially against a white background. When you're in the dark, it looks more pure Red. It also depends on which camera you use. In some shots with the iPhone it looks pure red, but when I use the laptop camera it has more of a purple-ish tone to it. I also noticed it gets more pink just before the battery died.

I have a question for you: did you ever resolve the issue you had with the speaker after you dropped it? And did you get to replace the claws? I am constantly worried about dropping the hilt and damaging the claws.

One final observation I've had; The motion detection doesn't work 100% of the time. For no reason at all. It usually comes back after I turn it off, use the kill-key and mess with the settings. Did you have any of those issues?
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Introducing: "Black Mamba" Venom Black Finish 2 months 6 days ago #69390

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Yes I did, the wobbling speaker and dizzy sound were because of the misplaced C ring. My dad put the ring in its place so the speaker is now stabilised.

I didnt attempt to replace the claws, I mean I didnt write to SF. My dad (again) fixed it somehow. But if you look at the pic I uploaded to my review, you can see that it wasnt an unfixable issue.

I guess we will always be worried about dropping our hilts. I mean, you drop it, anything can happen if it falls in the right angle. God forbid tho.

I cant say I had problems with the motion detection. It doesnt always catch my every move and work, but it does 80% of the time. I guess your issue is more serious here since you follow some steps to get the sound back.

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