Swords


Hey hey.

I was wondering, is it possible to make a SW style sword that can be used against master replica's/other lightsabers... the material selection that is, so it would not break?

Has anyone done this before?

Thanks.
 

Darth Valcar

Active Hunter
It might be possible if you were to use a perspecs plastic. Its a clear plastic and very hard and you can sand it also. If needed you could prime it and spary it any colour you like. I was going to make a Vibro Blade using it, but never got round to it. Hope that helps...
 

dung0beetle

Active Hunter
It would need a full-tang spring steel core inside it to keep from breaking under the stress. Hard plastics are strong, but it will break under the weight and force of being swung. The plastic is very dense, and will want to keep the momentum, since it isn't very flexible, it will break rather than flex. With a steel core (even a thin one), the plastic will have enough rigidity to overcome the momentum problems. The last 6 inches or so should be hollowed to keep the weight toward the hilt.
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There is also an instructable for the led chain here http://www.instructables.com/id/E5T8SENAFMEP286RG7/
 

Toragh

Active Hunter
Just make sure you round off the edge. Besides a safety procaution, it would also be nice so it doesn't damage the lightsaber blade:)
 
Vibroblades, swords, Beskade, electro-staffs.. everything that's canonized to be able to block sabers, so one can carry a sword and fence off with Jedi mates, without using a lightsaber... I'm into that on lightning speed, haha!

- Decided to provide a list of swords and functions with in-universe info on them -

Info on materials that can resist a lightsaber blade:

* Cortosis
* Beskar (Mandalorian Iron)
* Phrik

Info on swords and blades:

* Vibroweapons
* Sword
* Electrostaff

- Ok, maybe you have read this and such... but hey, we all have lazy and bored days... I had one of the bored one's today -

Thanks for the advices, and will do torag (y)
 

The Clayster

Active Hunter
Vibroblades, swords, Beskade, electro-staffs.. everything that's canonized to be able to block sabers, so one can carry a sword and fence off with Jedi mates, without using a lightsaber... I'm into that on lightning speed, haha!

- Decided to provide a list of swords and functions with in-universe info on them -

Info on materials that can resist a lightsaber blade:

* Cortosis
* Beskar (Mandalorian Iron)
* Phrik

Info on swords and blades:

* Vibroweapons
* Sword
* Electrostaff

- Ok, maybe you have read this and such... but hey, we all have lazy and bored days... I had one of the bored one's today -

Thanks for the advices, and will do torag (y)
EU needs to stay out of the things already made into the SW universe.
Sabers can cut through anything, but another saber, and that is how it should have stayed.
A metal can't withstand it, just some comic book author decided to make something up and now it is "canon"
 

NovallTalon

Well-Known Hunter
EU needs to stay out of the things already made into the SW universe.
Sabers can cut through anything, but another saber, and that is how it should have stayed.
A metal can't withstand it, just some comic book author decided to make something up and now it is "canon"

Yeah, but it's LFL approved canon. We've also never seen a lightsaber cut through mandalorian armor in the films, only in the areas NOT covered by armor.
 
LFL doesn't approve anything that conflicts with established information from the movies. And it isn't mentioned anywhere that lightsabers can cut through anything, that would be just like saying Jedi were invincible... and what's the fun in that? Every single faction/being must have a weakness, or something to equalize at the very least.

And note that not all swords/mandalorian armours are lightsaber resistant, only those made from the rare materials cortosis, beskar or phrik.

Boba Fett doesn't wear a true beskar'gam (armour), he wears one made from duraplast, but as known - Boba isn't a mandalorian (at least not until later on).
 

The Clayster

Active Hunter
LFL doesn't approve anything that conflicts with established information from the movies. And it isn't mentioned anywhere that lightsabers can cut through anything, that would be just like saying Jedi were invincible... and what's the fun in that? Every single faction/being must have a weakness, or something to equalize at the very least.

And note that not all swords/mandalorian armours are lightsaber resistant, only those made from the rare materials cortosis, beskar or phrik.

Boba Fett doesn't wear a true beskar'gam (armour), he wears one made from duraplast, but as known - Boba isn't a mandalorian (at least not until later on).
I am not even gonna bother.
 

Toragh

Active Hunter
First, Boba is a mandalorian. He was raised as one, even if Jango was killed when he was only 10 years old, many cultures consider boys at around that age to be full men, thus, a Mando.

Also, lightsabers "virtually" cut through anything. Some material are to dense for a saber to cut through, and you need enough strength to cut through them. I.E. remember in the beginning of ep1 when Qui-Gon didn't just continue cutting a circle, or start a new one, when the Trade Feds closed the blaster doors?

Cortosis, for instance, is so dense that it can short out a lightsaber if held in a position or in a slow cut, because the dense material/molecules would restrict/stop/reflect (take your pick) the blade's energy particles. Although the same is true for Mandalorian Iron, it's effect at blocking a lightsaber or shorting it out is less then that of Cortosis.

Different materials, density, and molecular make up can effect a saber in different ways. So take your pick.

Oh, and electo-plasma swords are supposed to be lightsaber "resistant". A Dathomar Witch was able to withstand Maul's sabers for a while I believe, and was to have preceeded the lightsabers for the sith: (go "histories" then "M" and go to the bottom of the page(sorry it won't let me directly link))

I know most of your already know this, I'm just throwing it out there cuz I'm bored, and I used too have WAY to much time on my hands.
 

GCNgamer128

Sr Hunter
Yeah, but it's LFL approved canon. We've also never seen a lightsaber cut through mandalorian armor in the films, only in the areas NOT covered by armor.
George Lucas canon is movie only. Boba Fett died at the Sarlaac.

Lightsabers also create an intense amount of heat, if you're "indestructible armour" was hit, the alloys would attract heat. I'd rather be stabbed than to have a piece of metal at such an intense heat on my body.
 

NovallTalon

Well-Known Hunter
George Lucas canon is movie only. Boba Fett died at the Sarlaac.

Lightsabers also create an intense amount of heat, if you're "indestructible armour" was hit, the alloys would attract heat. I'd rather be stabbed than to have a piece of metal at such an intense heat on my body.

Yeah, and the abstract heat behind the blade would be over 1000F, so do you really want to argue the semantics of how jedi keep from setting themselves on fire? The fact of the matter is that IT's A CUSTOM MANDALORIAN, THERE IS CITED EXAMPLES IN MOVIES (see above pic), IN NOVELS, AND COMICS.

The perfect SW universe in your head isn't the same everyone else wants to be in.

Sheesh...
 
I didn't want to start a debate here, but what's done is done. GL Canon or LFL Canon - it's all combined, in one way or another.

I agree with NovalTalon -
The perfect SW universe in your head isn't the same everyone else wants to be in.
 

TantiveIV

Active Hunter
i agree with novall and sarim, star wars canon is just that regardless of who its from

but you should try making that weapon that grevious' guards used in ep 3...that would be an awesome project!

edit: on second thought...i think im actually gonna try and make that staff :)
 

GCNgamer128

Sr Hunter
Yeah, and the abstract heat behind the blade would be over 1000F, so do you really want to argue the semantics of how jedi keep from setting themselves on fire? The fact of the matter is that IT's A CUSTOM MANDALORIAN, THERE IS CITED EXAMPLES IN MOVIES (see above pic), IN NOVELS, AND COMICS.

The perfect SW universe in your head isn't the same everyone else wants to be in.

Sheesh...
1000ºF oh of course, you're a little low with that number. The fact that it IS A CUSTOM MANDALORIAN doesn't mean that one can't take advice from another. If you guys want to run around and cosplay with "swords" in Mando helmets, go right ahead, I have a blaster at my side.
 

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