Just found this thread, don't know how I missed it!
GREAT review! This is one of those sabers I've been tossing up on because I keep seeing it on the deal of the day page (btw is it just me or is that just same sabers on rotation?) and it gets more tempting every time.
To give you some feedback on the black accents. Personally I feel a black covertech wheel would be too much. However, a black SCREW on the covertech wheel would be just that little bit more, and probably look much more elegant.
Also, this picture from your post:
See how it looks like you have black rings around each step on the emitter? I'd be painting them black if it were me to make that a reality and not just a lighting trick.
Those, coupled with the black screw inside the covertech, would be all the extra black I'd want to add to that beauty.
A point to you for edging this back up on my wish list and giving me some good ideas for a custom touch when I get it (don't worry, mine won't be black
) and for a brilliant review!
Hey there, Isola. Deal of the Day combined with the Christmas 15% discount combined with a lot of positive buzz on the forums about this saber combined with the desire to get a new saber for New Years ago went into the decision for buying this particular saber that wasn't even on my wish list. I've noticed that they do indeed rotate a lot of the same sabers regularly for the DoD, and I love that because if I couldn't buy on one rotation, I get a second chance! That happened with my son's Christmas saber, the Archon 2.1, and it was perfect timing.
Thanks for the kind feedback, the point and the tips!
Great ideas. Those are some cool customization possibilities. I especially like the idea for the black rings on the emitter, which would be like a reflection of the black ring on the underside of the Electrum Wind pommel. My first paint job ever on a saber may be in 2017. Point back to you 😊