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PostSubject: Need help with saber   Need help with saber I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 03, 2013 6:30 am

Recently bought this saber(CEII) I thought it looked good, just pretty beaten up but with intact tip. Now when I got a bit more then my lamp to check it with it seems a bit strange.

It floats(unsinkable), it feels ok, it's very flexible/bendable, a bit more transparent then I'm used too, it looks yellow under uv, but don't shine much at all.
It's acctually even hard to push it out when put on luke because it bends. Very strange. Also the back is looking a bit odd. I'm suspecting I might have bought a repro I've not come across before. Need help to verify this. Any help appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: Need help with saber   Need help with saber I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 03, 2013 12:24 pm

I find sabers the tough one to check some sink and some float the uv check seems to work on most from what seen with repos they don't bend as easy but yours from what you said and the pics looks o.k. but still hard to say for sure. Sorry not much help I know
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with saber   Need help with saber I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 03, 2013 12:41 pm

The front part looks okayish but the back part is like nothing I've seen. Almost looks badly chewed or maybe even melted where it forms that flat 'disc' type section on the handle.

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PostSubject: Re: Need help with saber   Need help with saber I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 03, 2013 12:55 pm

Any chance you can get a pic on a white background? Its touch to see a few things on that background.

The flexible bit sounds like a Taiwanese saber, but I can't tell based on the color of the saber and picture of the tip's transition.
Although, at least on mine, under Purple or Violet LED it shines more towards the red/blue side but under Blue LED it maintains its yellow. Just FYI on mine.

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PostSubject: Re: Need help with saber   Need help with saber I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 03, 2013 1:33 pm

Thanks for help, ill check for alternative backgrounds when I get back home tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with saber   Need help with saber I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 04, 2013 7:54 am

This is the best I could do. Pure white don't work for me sadly, the camera refuse to focus and when it do take, it's gray and need to be edited to correct colors.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help with saber   Need help with saber I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 04, 2013 8:36 am

Looks very much like a Taiwan saber to me. Heres a pic of my Taiwan saber, the transition looks the same although yours looks a more intense yellow and a little more translucent than mine. My TW saber is very bendy like yours with quite a bit of flashing to the tip and hilt. looks like yours is just a little deformed. Also, although not all that clear to see in my pic, the TW sabers have a circle mould injection point on the hilt. Also my saber appears to have a letter H just above the circle. My TW saber floats in water, even when pushed under it floats back up. Hope this is helpful.

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PostSubject: Re: Need help with saber   Need help with saber I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 04, 2013 8:56 am

Thanks, then it might be a taiwan saber, just played with. I noticed since it's so flexible the tip don't break easily so it's probably why it survived and the reason why it's so beaten up at back is because it bends when pushed out and it have been used a good bit. I'm going to heat it up and reshape the back of it a bit where it is so bashed up.

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PostSubject: Re: Need help with saber   Need help with saber I_icon_minitimeSun May 31, 2015 6:13 pm

Hi guys as we are on the subject could someone please have a look at these 3 sabers i have had for a while now...to me they look genuine but i cannot seem to find the exact variations on the guide

what do you think?

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PostSubject: Re: Need help with saber   Need help with saber I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 01, 2015 7:07 am

Hi,
Taking photo of lightsabers are always a pain, could you try to take a better one? A textured background might help.

There have been very good repros like Revalveit http://dtsabers.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/stsabers.htm

Most repros I've got during the years are done in painted resin, which is very fragile and stiff. So they break easily. First test you can do is simply to hold them up to a lamp and see if light pass through them, if it don't its painted. Very easy to identify by touch and look and they sink like rocks in water.

I remember looking into uv-light before I got sick and couldn't be active anymore, thanks to a few other members on the forum we did get some results. I am not sure how it went after that.

On the photo which is hard to see, atleast the upper and bottom one looks legit too me, but can't say for sure in the picture.
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