FX lightsabers have been made popular in mainstream culture thanks to the Star Wars movies, cartoons, and comics. A lightsaber is a weapon used in the series by both the Jedi and the Sith. The first lightsabers were featured in the first Star Wars film in 1977 and used by Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker.
The original color of these lightsabers were red to replicate the Darth Vader FX lightsaber and other Sith and blue for Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker. Over the course of the films other colors of lightsabers have been featured including green, yellow, amethyst, orange, green and silver. Both single blade and double blade lightsabers have been showcased in the series. Demand for true replicas of lightsabers led to the creation of FX lightsabers because the toy lightsabers offered did not create a complete experience for fans of the series.
FX lightsabers offer people a realistic lightsaber with the ability to change blade colors without having to change the hilt as well as the ability to acquire several different designs. Some versions of these lightsabers can be used for actual lightsaber battles are not just for display. Lightsabers designed for battles feature realistic sounds when activated with a humming noise and crackle sound when striking another lightsaber or object.
FX lightsaber battles are similar to fencing matches which use swords called Foils, Epee, and sabres which are lightweight and flexible. Protective gear covering the face and the rest of the body is worn which is padded. Participants in fencing matches must adhere to different rules when using the different swords as only certain areas of the body are considered valid target areas for scoring hits and points in matches.
Lightsaber battles will also use different rules for participating in matches when conducted in professional settings. Care should be taken by people participating in lightsaber battles using FX lightsabers to prevent physically hurting the other person. Protective gear should be worn when first learning how to participate in these battles and until such time a person is comfortable. Training and instructional videos and guides are available to teach a person about the proper techniques for lightsaber battles.
Ultra Sabers, www.ultrasabers.com, carries a full line of FX lightsabers including single blade, double blade and sound options available. People have the ability to design their own custom lightsaber or use one of the Star Wars themed hilts in creating the lightsaber in the color and design they desire. Ultra Sabers offers a high quality product which is affordable for everyone and available through the website as well as from conventions.
Ultra Sabers has been providing lightsabers to Disney for use in the Star Wars Weekends and Jedi Training Academy sessions where people can see these products in action as future Jedi’s battle against Darth Vader. Disney switched to Ultra Sabers are several malfunctions with other stock lightsaber products because they desired a high quality product to provide a realistic experience for guests. For more information about FX lightsabers or assistance in creating your own customized lightsaber, call 408-644-2910 or email sales at Info@UltraSabers.com.