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Gorgeous Lightsabers Inspired by Wonder Woman, Tolkien, and More

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.

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Vestige V1 uniformly weathered to a matte grey, featuring a Norse/Grey Jedi themed etch. The emitter section features a geometric, straight edged knotwork design, with each side sporting Yggdrasil - the world tree, a Valknut overhead and Huginn & Muninn in flight either side. 4 runes, 2 chosen by myself and 2 by Red surround the world trees roots. The join at the rear is banded by a vertically aligned runic text that states "I bring balance". The 2nd ring has a simple Celtic style knotwork surrounding Norse brackets & Vegvisir, the Icelandic Wayfinder dead center. Similarly the switch collar features a more complicated knotwork surround the "Grey Jedi" icon on the rear of the saber (or as I like to call it, obviously Ahsoka looking in a mirror 😅). The grip I styled on a Katana woven twist wrap, in that the plaques containing text were the gaps between the weave on a normal Japanese blade. Each "weave" contains a segment of the Grey Jedi code. The pommel rings both feature a simple line of Futhark runes to finish. #7chambers #saber #sabersmith #lightsaber #lightsabers #customsaber #acidetch #electronicsprojects #norsemythology #greyjedi #norse #vegvisir #valknut #vestigev1 #starwars #starwarsfan #starwarscosplay #jeditraining #jedi #jedicosplay #sithcosplay #sith

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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.

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So I had planned to have this ready for a special May 4th reveal, but unfortunately it took a little bit longer than I anticipated. So, here she is, the Saber of Numenòr. This is the most lavish saber I have managed to produce and you'll see why in the description. The shrouds feature the white tree of Gondor and the front face of the Crown of Numenòr, backed by the riddle of Strider in Elvish Quenya. The emitter section sports an Evenstar on both sides, with some light flourishes around the sides and weathering on the smallest inner ring and surrounding shroud collar upper and lower. The switch collar features the lines from the riddle of Strider "From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring. Renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king" Underneath all of that we have the grip section, herringbone stitched in genuine navy suede using navy waxed cotton thread, 2 brass olives with the One Ring lettering etched into them (those rings have 2 distinct sharp angle changes on the surface, this was not an easy thing to do...😅) And to polish it off - genuine twisted pattern sterling silver (925) wire wrap over the suede with the remainder used to line the top shroud band. The pommel also features a very light etching of a gondorian banner on the outer faces. Until then, this is to date my most extravagant creation and I hope you enjoy it 😊 Edit: if you're enjoying my work and haven't done so, you can find further updates and other sabers at Vaults of Valhalla on Facebook 👌 #saber #sabersmith #lightsaber #leathercraft #lightsabers #customsaber #jrrtolkien #gondor #thelordoftherings #starwars #starwarsart #starwarsfan #sith #jeditraining #jedi #jedicosplay #acidetch #electronicsprojects

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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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God of War inspired Flagship V2 without shrouds. Emitter section features the iconic Omega symbol with Viking runes engraved throughout, the quote top and bottom reads in order; "Hope is what makes us strong, it is why we are here. It is what we fight with when all else is lost" Under emitter and switch collar features a traditional Greek border design with wine red leather inlay. The grip is stitched in herringbone using antique wine leather recycled from an old Edwardian era arm chair (it's really, really nice this leather, I'm a bit jealous 😂) and finished with top and bottom contrasting white leather strips. Fire orange leather accents in the grip rings finish it off. The idea was to match the Chaos Blades grip & molten effect as requested by Kim. The pommel features inverted Norse knot and Omega patterns. One of the requests on this saber was to try to incorporate several cultures used in the games, so I managed to mix in Greek and Norse together. #godofwar #kratos #atreus #greekmythology #norsemythology #saber #sabersmith #lightsaber #customsaber #lightsabers #sithcosplay #sith #starwars #starwarsfan #starwarscosplay #jeditraining #jedi #jedicosplay #acidetch #electronicsprojects #krsabers

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