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Title: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on February 27, 2017, 11:07:02 PM
Hey there, everybody. I received a package earlier today containing the Emperor's Hand, my free initiate with the current promo, another Emperor's Hand pommel and an Ultra Sabers stand.

Here are the specs I ordered for it:
(I have a Quick Disconnect LED in Bane's Heart with Silver Clash already, so I decided to get Violet Amethyst with Bane's Heart to use with one of my other sabers)

Emperor's Hand with Obsidian Premium Sound
[Blade LED Color:Violet Amethyst]
[Flash on Clash:Flash Bane's Heart (EMPEROR'S DEALS)]
[Battery Configuration:Li-Ion Setup with BuckPuck (Batteries & XTAR VC2 Plus Charger Included) (EMPEROR'S DEALS)]
[Recharge Port:Recharge Port + 1.2A Fast Charger (EMPEROR'S DEALS)]
[Blade Length:32" Length]
[Blade Option: Heavy Grade]
[Blade Tip:Round Tip]
[Emperor's Hand Grip Screw Type:Black]
[Quick Disconnect:Sure, Add Them!]
[Sound:Obsidian USB V4 Sound! [V4]]
[Switch Type:Blue Illuminated Silver AV Switch]
[Emperor's Hand Pommel Type:Black]
[Emperor's Hand Pommel Type:Silver]
[Emperor's Hand Activation Box Type:Angled]

Here's my review video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-R9kuJtmJg

This is a most excellent addition to the Ultra Sabers lineup, and I am very impressed!  So glad I ordered it - it's right up there with the Graflex, Guardian and Bellicose, just to name a few that I own.  Love the way this saber feels, the grip (especially the riveted section) and how assertive the emitter feels when I wield it. I feel really formidable and just plain cool when I'm holding this saber in a two handed grip (I may not look it, but I feel it).  Lord Sidious said it well that this is one of the finest sabers Ultra Sabers has ever made and it's a most worthy addition to their lineup.

Here are some pics - enjoy:

AV Switch side with VA blade:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4736_zps2bkliygb.jpg)

AV Switch side with BH blade:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4750_zpsf7bhbkrt.jpg)

Recharge Port/Covertec Wheel side with VA blade:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4738_zpsictqtmut.jpg)

Black EH pommel and gold covertec wheel:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4739_zps9ja0og6v.jpg)

Silver EH pommel and gold covertec wheel:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4740_zpslylsyjem.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4741_zpsueeds66r.jpg)

Black EH pommel and black covertec wheel:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4742_zpsohpbhwp7.jpg)

Closeups on the recharge port (these are especially for you, Isola815  ;)):

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4744_zps4phc5xod.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4745_zpspnag8tkt.jpg)

Closeup on the emitter, bird's eye view of the "moat":

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4746_zpsjujondnk.jpg)

The open end of the blade settles in almost 3 inches deep on this hilt. Combined with the blade set screw close to the emitter opening at the top, this blade is very, very secure. Put a heavy grade blade in there, and you are SET!

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4747_zpsoxjolvhg.jpg)

EH Silver pommel on a Dark Sentinel LE V4:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4751_zpsjfr6f5py.jpg)

EH Silver pommel on a Prophecy V3:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4752_zpszohl4snf.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4755_zpsc4wudmcl.jpg)

EH Black pommel on a Dark Prophecy V3:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4756_zpsp8acpcvv.jpg)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4757_zpsbvaqj92p.jpg)

EH with a Dark Manticore Emitter:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4759_zpsxqbdlhyv.jpg)

EH with a TCSS custom emitter with black powder coated paint job (thanks to your friendly neighborhood JediXIX  ;D)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4760_zpsfo5gzdb2.jpg)

EH with a Consular emitter:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4761_zpsehilbo5m.jpg)

EH with an Arbiter emitter:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4762_zpsu8rlpdbn.jpg)

EH with an Archon emitter:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4763_zpskhlocqoj.jpg)

EH as a saber staff joined with the Bellicose by the silver vented coupler:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4764_zpsyk1ugxiv.jpg)

EH as a saber staff joined with the Bellicose by the black quick release coupler:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4765_zpsjxvqhbp3.jpg)

Thank you, Ultra Sabers!  Your fine work does not go unnoticed!   :D


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Taegin Roan on February 27, 2017, 11:26:26 PM
I can now see an EH staff. Great pics as always LB. I'll have to watch the review tomorrow. I really like the look of the Arbiter emitter on the EH. It looks really unique. Changes it just enough to make it not look like anything that has already been made, but still looks very Star Wars-ey and lightsaber like. I'll have more to say after I watch the video, but for now, have a point.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Jediseth on February 27, 2017, 11:32:10 PM
LB, Excellent review!  A must watch for anyone considering this saber.  You covered nicely a lot of details this saber has that I would be interested in knowing.  And may I once again say, awesome shirt!


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on February 28, 2017, 12:31:17 AM
I can now see an EH staff. Great pics as always LB. I'll have to watch the review tomorrow. I really like the look of the Arbiter emitter on the EH. It looks really unique. Changes it just enough to make it not look like anything that has already been made, but still looks very Star Wars-ey and lightsaber like. I'll have more to say after I watch the video, but for now, have a point.

Hey, thanks a bunch, Taegin! Taking pics with all the different angles, options, etc. is definitely the part I enjoy most. I think the Arbiter emitter was my favorite, too, along with the custom one from JediXIX.  I also really liked the Archon emitter, too.  MHS compatible parts are so cool!  Thanks for the point, friend!   ;)

LB, Excellent review!  A must watch for anyone considering this saber.  You covered nicely a lot of details this saber has that I would be interested in knowing.  And may I once again say, awesome shirt!

Thanks, my man. Appreciate the excellent feedback and the point, because I was hoping to hit some questions that others might ask, recalling some particular points of post review inquiry that I've received on my past reviews, so I'm glad you felt I was covering some worthwhile stuff.

...and thanks for the compliment on the shirt - another "must have" that I couldn't resist when I saw it. I'm a t-shirt junkie now.  ;D


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Rapine on February 28, 2017, 01:18:00 AM
Hey great review LB. ;D

I didn't watch your entire video, TBH, but enough of it to see the emitter part.  Thanks for that.  I immediately thought of an extra blade retention screw for the third hole.  A shorter, cup-headed set screw?

I also ordered a black covertec wheel on mine.  It just looks better IMO, and I'm simply not a fan of yellow gold. :P  Thanks for the thoughts on the angled act box as well.  Good to know. ;)

Great pics too.  Finally a low profile, black pommel for the Dark Prophecy eh?  (see what I did there? :P)

Points as soon as I'm allowed again.



Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on February 28, 2017, 01:45:19 AM
Hey great review LB. ;D

I didn't watch your entire video, TBH, but enough of it to see the emitter part.  Thanks for that.  I immediately thought of an extra blade retention screw for the third hole.  A shorter, cup-headed set screw?

I also ordered a black covertec wheel on mine.  It just looks better IMO, and I'm simply not a fan of yellow gold. :P  Thanks for the thoughts on the angled act box as well.  Good to know. ;)

Great pics too.  Finally a low profile, black pommel for the Dark Prophecy eh?  (see what I did there? :P)

Points as soon as I'm allowed again.



Hey there, Rapine. Thanks, bro. You still awake, too?! Yeah I'm a little stumped by the third hole and a little confused why they didn't make that second emitter screw long enough to clamp down on the blade as a second set screw, but it's really sturdy as is. That said it'd be so easy to buy a button head screw long enough to do that. I don't think it'd be necessary to have three blade set screws since the blade burrows almost 3 inches into the emitter. That third hole could be used for a shorter button screw they serves as a reinforcement on the outer ring. It's still a mystery.

I totally get that on the Covertec wheel color, and it's cool we have choices. Like the angled activation box. So much better than the rectangular would've been for how it really saves space.

Nice delivery on the Dark Prophecy observation. Spot on! 😬


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Isola815 on February 28, 2017, 02:02:31 AM
Couple things, but first up THANK YOU for the video and the pics!! Great work as always, LB :)


1. So I'm kind of glad you went first on the recharge port and I think you've saved me $65. I will keep looking at it over the next week before I place my order... but from first impressions I don't like it. IMO it's far too invasive to the design. If I had built that saber I would have put that port right below the activation box to fill the gap between the box and the grip section. The nut would then sit at a better level rather than being the only raised section on the back of the body. I will e-mail or maybe call and ask if it can be done, but unless I can get it there I don't think I'm going to bother with it. Thank you for posting those pics as I would have been turning my EH into another destroyed/rebirthed hilt if I'd been the first to get one with a charge port.

2. Bane's Heart looks PERFECT! And that has most definitely solidified my color choice on this hilt  ;D

3. I honestly do not like this with any of those other emitters. I think I'm too much of fan of both Mara and her Saber to see it tweaked. The little bits of color change I don't mind, but seeing it actually change its body shape takes all the "cool" away from this one for me. I know others already like some of those options, and so will more. But you guys know how fussy I am by now  :P

4. That silver pommel is exactly how I pictured it on the Dark Sentinel and thank you heaps for posting that as that was what I want to do when I order my Dark Sentinel. Another choice solidified  8) however now I don't think I want a recharge port on the Sentinel either. Can't say I'm a fan of that pommel style on the Prophecies though.

5. I think you've changed my mind on the covetec wheel swap. I think I want it with gold afterall. Or maybe it's just too much black the other way. I think I might just order a black one as well as see. My color scheme is going to be different from yours, so the black one may yet work :)

6. Cool info on the emitter. I was thinking that the moat was a really cool turned piece to have on a cheaper hilt, but now it makes much more sense just being a collar on another piece.

7. Thank you for being someone else who does long video reviews so that I'm not the only one LOL

8. Points for days!!!!! Man this makes me want mine so much more. But now I really need to question some of my choices and take my time to make sure what I order is perfect.

And one question:

Do you think it would be better to get the 36" blade on this one seeing as it has such a deep socket?

Thanks again LB!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: JediJacob on February 28, 2017, 05:08:49 AM
Nice review glad to know it still feels great to hold despite seeming to be a little busy. Really makes me want one but must resist the pull right now haha.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: HoverFloat on February 28, 2017, 05:15:13 AM
Hnnggggggg!

Amazing review. Everything I was about to ask, you covered.

I was hoping you'd try the pommel out on the Prophecy. And what do you know - you actually bought an extra pommel and tried both on two Prophecies!

BH or VA? You covered that too!

Different emitters? Yes! It seems it'll take any emitter and still look nice. Now, I'm even more curious how the Shock emitter will look on it.

Size? When you said it was as wide as the Bellicose I was like "NOOOOOOOO!" I've held one before and found it too big for my hands. Then again, I don't really care anymore. The EH is still next on my list.

Thanks for the great review!


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Japarco on February 28, 2017, 08:54:28 AM
Congrats, very nice hilt, and great review. Thanks for sharing all the pics and details.+1


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on February 28, 2017, 09:59:35 AM
Hey thanks, Isola, JJ and LJ.  I appreciate the feedback from all you guys here, and highly value your opinions.  Points all around back to you guys.  I realized last night after posting this that I didn't really post any good pictures of it in Bane's Heart, so I decided I would add that while at the same time answering Isola's question about blade length. I do think a 36 inch blade is probably better, as that makes it just over 33 inches and really the perfect length.  I tried that length out (after only using a 32 inch blade in my review last night), as I'm grateful I have some 36 inch blades to use because it feels great. I think it's 36 inch for the win and plan to keep the EH at a 36 inch blade from now on. Good question, Isola!  8)

Here are pictures of both blade lengths in an UltraEdge Midgrade blade both with a rounded tip and a bullet tip (I thought, why not, while I'm doing this, show you a comparison of the tips as well  - hope this all helps you guy  ;))

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/EH%20BH%20Blade%20Comparison_zpsv2uo1bbi.jpg)


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: hazard502 on February 28, 2017, 10:15:07 AM
Yeah the 32" blade looked on the Initiate side for exposed length whereas a 36" does strike the perfect balance with the blade depth.

The screw for the emitter ring would need to be snug to prevent any rattling. If it was used for blade retention it may not keep both metal pieces tight together - probably why that's it's only job.

I certainly respect how much work goes into a review this detailed and I'm really enjoying the whole thing.

Point bomb, LB 8)


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on February 28, 2017, 10:21:40 AM
Yeah the 32" blade looked on the Initiate side for exposed length whereas a 36" does strike the perfect balance with the blade depth.

The screw for the emitter ring would need to be snug to prevent any rattling. If it was used for blade retention it may not keep both metal pieces tight together - probably why that's it's only job.

I certainly respect how much work goes into a review this detailed and I'm really enjoying the whole thing.

Point bomb, LB 8)
Thanks, haz! Much appreciated! I will say this - a shorter blade like this sure works well for reviews.  :D  Nice and compact yet conveys the blade color and easy to manage... during a review. IRL I definitely agree with you, tis indeed approaching Initiate length at around 29 inches. It'd be a good main saber to an off-handed initiate saber for a person of smaller stature perhaps ;D  The useable blade length of 33 inches is juuuuussst right 👌

Excellent point about the second, shorter screw on the emitter ring. I think you're correct, that it's there to secure the outer ring to the inner stem.  Point backatcha!  8)


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Faith Caine on February 28, 2017, 11:25:52 AM
Great review of the EH. I love your honest opion on US' newest saber, this just put it high on my wishlist along side the Arbiter and the Renegade.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on February 28, 2017, 12:02:52 PM
Great review of the EH. I love your honest opion on US' newest saber, this just put it high on my wishlist along side the Arbiter and the Renegade.

Ah, thank you! Point to you for the Arbiter on your wishlist, too! I'm a big fan of the Arbiter.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Isola815 on February 28, 2017, 01:25:35 PM
Thanks for the pics comparing all the blades, LB :) another point for being helpful as always.

36 it is!


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: DarthBoneTD on February 28, 2017, 02:47:18 PM
That's a slick looking hilt, it sure has a lot going on. Nice review and thanks for the pics.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Edon Bluewolf on February 28, 2017, 04:55:00 PM
Good review and great pics!  I also like than sentinel with the EH pommel.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Taegin Roan on February 28, 2017, 04:58:12 PM
Just finished the video. Another great review. Really loving that BH on there. Definitely what I'll be going with. It'll be a while till I get mine, but still, really solidified my opinion of what to get for the color.

Point to you


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Jediseth on February 28, 2017, 05:15:34 PM
He's getting another point from me too.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: hazard502 on February 28, 2017, 05:17:40 PM
36 it is!

After this, I'd choose a 36" blade as well.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Grindspine on February 28, 2017, 05:21:45 PM
Great review and nice touch with all of the photos!

The EH pommel has to be my new favorite out of Ultrasaber's designs.  Great choice on the colors too; violet amethyst plus Bane's heart is win!  How did you get the flash to stay solidly lit for the photos?!


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on February 28, 2017, 05:31:46 PM
Thanks for all the positive energy and the points, everybody! Glad you liked my review. 🤗

Great review and nice touch with all of the photos!

The EH pommel has to be my new favorite out of Ultrasaber's designs.  Great choice on the colors too; violet amethyst plus Bane's heart is win!  How did you get the flash to stay solidly lit for the photos?!
Hey there. Thanks a bunch! Appreciate the feedback lots! I actually switched LEDs during the review from Violet Amethyst to Bane's Heart with Quick Disconnects, though that would be a cool trick.  :D


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: shade_1313 on February 28, 2017, 05:33:21 PM
I have questions about the EH, but it'll be more satisfying to wait another couple days to get my DIY fodder in, to inspect for myself.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Canterbury on March 01, 2017, 12:28:02 PM
Question . . . could you let me know (in mm for precision) how long that Activation Box is?

Thanks in advance!


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on March 01, 2017, 12:40:20 PM
Question . . . could you let me know (in mm for precision) how long that Activation Box is?

Thanks in advance!

It's exactly 2 inches or 50.8 mm in length.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Canterbury on March 01, 2017, 01:03:29 PM
Thank you, good sir!


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on March 01, 2017, 03:16:00 PM
Thank you, good sir!

You're so welcome, buddy.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Zren Tobas on March 01, 2017, 05:50:24 PM
Nice. That really is a low profile pommel though x.x Gives a cool look for the Prophecy though. Do the side ridges kinda help more when taking the pommel off if you need to? Only thing I'm really concerned about


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: scifidude79 on March 01, 2017, 05:55:58 PM
Great review and pictures as usual, LB.  I love this hilt, I need one of my own soon.  I like how you showed the pommels on different hilts.  I especially like the pommels on the Prophecies, that's a great look.  :)


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on March 01, 2017, 05:56:27 PM
Nice. That really is a low profile pommel though x.x Gives a cool look for the Prophecy though. Do the side ridges kinda help more when taking the pommel off if you need to? Only thing I'm really concerned about
Hey, Zren. Yeah, the low profile makes it really versatile. it's very easy to remove with the notches on the side of the pommel. No problems whatsoever. 👌

Great review and pictures as usual, LB.  I love this hilt, I need one of my own soon.  I like how you showed the pommels on different hilts.  I especially like the pommels on the Prophecies, that's a great look.  :)
Thanks for the kind feedback, SFD! I really like this hilt, too. It makes an even bigger impression in person and very tactile, especially with the angled activation box. My Prophecies and Dark Sentinel really liked that pommel. For now the extra one I bought is on my Sentinel, but I think I'll buy 2 more eventually for my Prophecies. It's the perfect pommel for them.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Isola815 on March 02, 2017, 06:34:23 AM
Not wanting to hijack your thread or anything LB, but for anyone else who was curious... I sent an e-mail to Customer Service to ask about alternate locations for the recharge port and I got a reply letting me know that the recharge port location is pre-drilled at the machine shop and you cannot get the recharge port anywhere else on the saber. That is its one and only location.

Just a bit of info that may or may not be helpful to other shoppers  :)


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on March 02, 2017, 07:19:13 AM
That's a really good bit of info, Isola, and is really a continuation of what you said you'd be looking into anyway, so I know I for one was interested in hearing the outcome and glad you followed up on that here. Sorry you can't get yours with the RP in the location you wanted, but thanks for sharing that so we know. 👌


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Isola815 on March 02, 2017, 07:43:39 AM
That's a really good bit of info, Isola, and is really a continuation of what you said you'd be looking into anyway, so I know I for one was interested in hearing the outcome and glad you followed up on that here. Sorry you can't get yours with the RP in the location you wanted, but thanks for sharing that so we know. 👌

Yeah, it's a bit of a let down, but on the other hand it makes my saber $65 cheaper lol and now I know to avoid the ports on any non-shroud sabers that won't hide that retaining nut.

I might see if I can just tap my own circuit into the wiring some time down the line and make a pommel mounted port for it :)

So now that I have everything worked out I will be ordering mine this time next week :D I'm excited!


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: RedMileJedi on March 05, 2017, 12:45:13 AM
As per YouTube comments, I'm ordering at this very moment.

Your excellent review convinced me.

I'm also going full out. Emerald and all!

Cheers!


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on March 05, 2017, 10:47:20 AM
As per YouTube comments, I'm ordering at this very moment.

Your excellent review convinced me.

I'm also going full out. Emerald and all!

Cheers!
Emerald Emperor's Hand... Sweet! Congrats and thank you!


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Desmond Falakei on March 05, 2017, 05:10:33 PM
Great review.  Had seen your video while researching my next purchase.  I was sold on a Dark Mantis, but the Emperor's Hand may have just jumped to the top of my list.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on March 05, 2017, 06:25:23 PM
Hey, thanks for the feedback! Glad you liked it and glad it helped!


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Corwyn VonBeck on March 08, 2017, 10:43:11 AM
Great pics LB, thanks!

That recharge port nut.... I dont mind seeing the nut, though I would prefer it were hidden, but line it up one way or the other ffs! turn it just a little one way or the other and its fine. where it is though.... *screams*


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Sidious on March 08, 2017, 11:43:56 AM
What a beautiful saber! Congratz!


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on March 08, 2017, 12:56:16 PM
Great pics LB, thanks!

That recharge port nut.... I dont mind seeing the nut, though I would prefer it were hidden, but line it up one way or the other ffs! turn it just a little one way or the other and its fine. where it is though.... *screams*

Excellent point there, CVB, and I am noticing this now, too. I've made an adjustment there and here's an updated photo just for you  ;)

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/2BCFEAAF-04A4-4454-8538-92A7A8B0DBC0_zpsjphoijzk.jpg)

Something else that I didn't notice before is that the black accent inlays expand in width from one side of the hilt to the other.  Not sure if you can tell from this picture, but they're narrower on the left side and grow wider going to the right side looking straight at the hilt on the RP side:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4819%20Edited_zpsysmr3ldy.jpg)

I like this subtle bit of detail on this saber.

What a beautiful saber! Congratz!

Thanks a bunch! It's even more beautiful in person.  Really exceeded my expectations, which were already high. Ultra Sabers never disappoints.  :)


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Corwyn VonBeck on March 08, 2017, 01:56:50 PM
Thank you my friend! Now I shall be able to sleep! :)


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Grindspine on March 15, 2017, 07:00:11 PM
Thanks for all the positive energy and the points, everybody! Glad you liked my review. 🤗
Hey there. Thanks a bunch! Appreciate the feedback lots! I actually switched LEDs during the review from Violet Amethyst to Bane's Heart with Quick Disconnects, though that would be a cool trick.  :D

That is a nice trick, and something that I hadn't even thought about for color change options.  So, with quick disconnect, if you order flash on clash, you can essentially swap the primary and flash colors, thus getting two main colors without RGB or Emerald.. very, very, very cool idea!


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Isola815 on March 16, 2017, 04:36:51 AM
That is a nice trick, and something that I hadn't even thought about for color change options.  So, with quick disconnect, if you order flash on clash, you can essentially swap the primary and flash colors, thus getting two main colors without RGB or Emerald.. very, very, very cool idea!

Only if you back the terminals out of the connectors and rewire them.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Rapine on March 22, 2017, 03:21:37 AM
the "moat"
HA!

This is how I think of mine now too. ;)


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: BatMike90 on April 20, 2017, 01:41:19 PM
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EH with an Archon emitter:

([url]http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f332/computingguy/UltraSabers/IMG_4763_zpskhlocqoj.jpg[/url])



Sorry for the bump everyone but this a very sexy saber and it calls to me. Point, LB!


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on April 20, 2017, 04:39:05 PM
Sorry for the bump everyone but this a very sexy saber and it calls to me. Point, LB!

(https://i.imgflip.com/1nm2d4.jpg)

Thanks, BM90... MHS compatibility is a beautiful thing, isn't it  ;)


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: BatMike90 on April 20, 2017, 05:15:19 PM
(https://i.imgflip.com/1nm2d4.jpg)

Thanks, BM90... MHS compatibility is a beautiful thing, isn't it  ;)

Yes. Yes it is. Have another point for showing me my next saber. Should be able to get it within the next month.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on April 21, 2017, 10:34:24 PM
Yes. Yes it is. Have another point for showing me my next saber. Should be able to get it within the next month.
Ah nice!  MTFBWY


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: BatMike90 on April 22, 2017, 12:55:30 PM
Ah nice!  MTFBWY

Thanks. I am currently doing some number crunching to see how long I have to wait until I can purchase this wonderful saber.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: BatMike90 on April 22, 2017, 03:28:50 PM
Also is the EH, MLS or LED module for quick disconnects?


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on April 22, 2017, 05:50:01 PM
It uses MLS.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: BatMike90 on April 22, 2017, 06:20:44 PM
It uses MLS.

Thank you so much. Another point for you good sir.


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: TheDutchman on April 24, 2017, 01:32:36 PM
Great looking saber(s), LB.  Before your review, I hadn't even considered this saber as a contender.  Now I've added it to the (ever) growing list of "next purchase wishes."  I was wondering: what is the length of the saber w/ Archon emitter?  This looks like a great two-handed combat saber. 


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: Lord Bladewraith on April 24, 2017, 04:08:32 PM
Thank you so much. Another point for you good sir.
You're sure welcome! Point for liking the EH so much!  ;D

Great looking saber(s), LB.  Before your review, I hadn't even considered this saber as a contender.  Now I've added it to the (ever) growing list of "next purchase wishes."  I was wondering: what is the length of the saber w/ Archon emitter?  This looks like a great two-handed combat saber.  
Glad to hear it, because it is b-eau-ti-ful! Love it - my favorite, if I didn't already make that clear  :D

It measures 12.25 inches from the end of the default low profile EH pommel to the top of the Archon 2.1 neck/emitter.

Another point for another member of the order of the EH!  8)


Title: Re: Just in! Emperor's Hand Review
Post by: TheDutchman on April 26, 2017, 03:19:04 PM
It measures 12.25 inches from the end of the default low profile EH pommel to the top of the Archon 2.1 neck/emitter.

Another point for another member of the order of the EH!  8)
Sizable saber; makes me think it would be a great candidate for two-handed combat.

And much obliged  ;D