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Ardent Elite™

(66 reviews) Write a Review
$474.00
SKU:
VVCCARDEL
Weight:
3.10 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

The Ardent Elite™, a fresh take and Vader's Vault spin on traditional design themes. Our first true "Thin Neck" Combat Class saber, we took extra care that while giving the look, balance and feel of the thin neck, we didn't sacrifice the duel worthy durability of the Combat Class. Meant for the active saberist, this saber is balanced and comfortable, melding with the wielder's hand like it was meant for them since birth. Offered with your choice of emitter crown and neck accent colors, as well as black powdercoated accents on the body sections and pommel. The emitter is packed with detail, from the elegant rounded rings at the crown, to the 4 sets of light emitting 'gill slits' in the center. The engraved detail around the switch area offers an asymmetrical catch for the eye. Just enough to give the area some contrast. The middle v-grooved grip provides a non-slip surface in a traditional fashion. The rear, vertically milled 'booster' section offers an off-set to the v-grooved grip. The pommel stands out as a very familiar power cell design with raised cubes, but in a non obtrusive, unique placement, complete with wide sound vents for great volume and resonance control. This entire saber screams elegance, and power. Get yours today!

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  • Ardent Elite Gold Accents with PlecterPixel/Neopixel
    5

    Posted by ALVIN T on 23rd Apr 2019

    Here we are again, this time with PlecterPixel/Neopixel instead of Suncrusher RGB. The quality of the hilt build is exceptional as expected and the Gold Accent work is clean. Brass Covertec is great quality and solid.

    The Plecterpixel/Neopixel blade is exceptionally put together, very solid like it was 1 piece. Vader's Vault really does make the best saber blades. The tip is fused so well with the blade body that it's basically a 1 piece solid object and the pixel leds go all the way into the tip so there's no dark spot there. Connectors for blade and hilt are straight and even, exceptional work there too.

    Battery swap process is still a pain in the butt. Because there's barely any space between the Delrin Chassis + Larger 3000 mah 15A high drain PCB battery you need to shake carefully to get the chassis to come out, then use the guitar pick or lego brick separator to get the thicker battery to pop out. It takes more effort and care than with slimmer 2400MAH 18650 cells but it's doable.. It's a really tight fit in there.

    Overall 10/10 Vader's Vault saber :)

  • Why didn't I order two?
    5

    Posted by Mike Peterson on 21st Mar 2019

    Hands down, VV is the best. I own two Saberforge Epochs, two Ultrasaber Dark Apprentices and two Sabertrio FX Aeryns, all with couplers for staff spinning. The quality, reliability and features of VV are far superior to the others. My only regret is not having bought two! My next sabers will definitely be from VV.

  • Ardent Elite lightsabre
    5

    Posted by Albert Dorsey on 28th Jan 2019

    My Ardent Elite arrived earlier than expected and I have been enjoying playing with since it arrived a little over a week ago. The quality and craftsmanship is evident thought out the saber. I am glad I took the time to research saber companies and then choosing VV to purchase my first saber from.
    The Ardent Elite saber is the crowning piece to my new Jedi costume and I look forward to carrying it at the upcoming Megacon in May.
    I'm already thinking about purchasing a second Ardent Elite only with the Plecter Pixel blade and Accent Led's.
    If you are considering purchasing a lightsaber, VV is where you need to look. I am very happy with my Ardent Elite and can recommend VV with out reservation. Thank you Vaders Vault.

  • Ardent Elite lightsaber
    5

    Posted by Albert Dorsey on 25th Jan 2019

    I received my Ardent Elite in about 3.5 months, earlier than expected and a most pleasant surprise. This is my first lightsaber and my first saber from Vader's Vault. I had done quite a bit of research before deciding on a lightsaber company and VV was my choice. The quality and craftsmanship is excellent, the attention to detail is obvious and the feel and look are everything I had hoped for. Which makes it even more fun to play with.
    The saber will look great in combination with my full Jedi costume at the upcoming Megacon this year.
    I'm already seriously considering getting another Ardent Elite only upgrading to the Plecter Pixel version.
    So if your looking to buy a lightsaber please consider VV. The folks at VV take pride in their products and that pride is evident in every saber they produce.
    May the Force be with You.

Returns Policy

We do not offer returns on our products as they are handcrafted to order and made specifically for each customer. Should there be an issue with the products function and it is covered under our warranty , we will be glad to service or replace the product at our discretion. In the event that we accidentally ship you the wrong item, of course we will take care of getting you the item you ordered and take care of all shipping charges incurred in making it right.

Shipping

We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Shipping Insurance

All Vader's Vault products valued at $100 or greater will be automatically insured. This means that all 'Sabers' sold here will be insured automatically. Trust us, if you ever need it, you'll be glad you had it, and so will we. The last thing we want to do is eat something because the shipping carrier lost or damaged it, and we're pretty sure you, as the customer, don't want to be out any money.

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