UltraSabers Renegade LE Crossguard Lightsaber review

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When Kylo Ren first displayed his lightsaber during the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the “crossguard” lightsaber was the talk of the town. There were a plenty of fans going nuts over the design, and there were some that defended it including Stephen Colbert.


We had the chance to test out UltraSabers’ Renegade LE lightsaber, a stunt saber that’s definitely inspired by Kylo Ren’s lightsaber. (If you want one that’s closer to Kylo Ren’s lightsaber from UltraSabers, check out the Flamberge LE.) We received the regular version that goes for $214, but if you want the one with sound effects, it’ll cost you $319. You also have an option to add sound and color changing options (Emerald LED Saber), and that one goes for $454.

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The first thing I want to comment on is the weight. This is definitely heavier than your typical stunt saber. You’ll need some practice to get used to flinging it around, and it’s definitely recommended that you wield it with two hands, like a longsword. The hilt is made of T6 aircraft aluminum with the LE edition having a black and silver color scheme. The main blade I received is 36″, but you have the option of a 40″ blade. The hilt by itself is 16.5″ long and 11.25″ from the left to right side of the claw. The stunt saber blade is powered by 4 AAA batteries.

What makes this unique from the regular crossguard saber is the claw and emitter design. (You can remove the emitters and pommel and they are compatible with TCSS MHS parts.)

The biggest negative I have with the saber is the sharp-edged design of the claws where it meets the hilt. If you’re holding the saber at that spot, expect to have your skin peel. I’m not sure if other units have the same problem, but this was a problem with my saber. (I recommend wearing gloves.)

The blade is pretty sturdy, as I’ve tested it against a tree. You can see for yourself in the video below. I recommend getting this saber if you’re into the longsword approach, or if you’re a really buff dude. If you’re more into the quick swings and flashy moves, then I suggest getting the lighter stunt sabers with the single blade.

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