Whatever sci-fi/fantasy fandom side of the fence you sit on, it is hard to argue that the lightsaber from Star Wars is the coolest weapon ever. And in recent years, fans have been creating custom lightsabers which rival anything we’ve ever seen on film before. Now, a fans and “sabersmith” by named Carl Danby, using hilts created by KRSabers, has made several sabers inspired by other beloved franchises. You can see some of Danby’s most amazing works from his Vaults of Valhalla Instagram and Facebook accounts down below:
The Amazons of Themyscira are the fiercest warriors on the planet, with skills passed down by the Gods. Now imagine if their fighting prowess was coupled with a Jedi’s ultimate weapon? I know I can picture Wonder Woman in my mind’s eye swinging this lightsaber against Ares. This is technically still a work in progress. If it’s this beautiful already, I can’t wait for the finished product!
This next saber is technically not superhero related, but based on real world Norse mythology. One can’t help but think of one superhero in particular when looking at this saber however, and that is Thor. Each side of the hilt is sporting Yggdrasil, the world tree from Norse myth. One can just imagine the God of Thunder holding this in one hand, and his hammer Mjolnir in the other.
Imagine if the armies marching against Mordor had these beauties at their disposal? These lightsabers would be cutting through orcs like they cut through Skywalker limbs. Maybe if Aragorn had held the Saber of Numenòr in his hand, The Return of the King’s final act wouldn’t have been near as long.
Danby also has a lot of sabers inspired by video games, like World of Warcraft, God of War, and several others. Be sure to check out more of his amazing Star Wars-inspired weapons by heading over to his official Instagram account. And to check out KRSabers’ work, be sure to head on over to their Instagram account as well, and their online shop The Saber Armory.
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