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Ardent Elite™

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$474.00
SKU:
VVCCARDEL
Weight:
3.10 LBS
Shipping:
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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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  • 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.

  • Ardent Elite with RGB/Copper/White Light Black Button AV
    5

    Posted by Alvin Tain on 24th Jan 2019

    This is one of the most beautiful Lightsaber designs out there and the quality is exceptional- excellent machining, finishing and tolerances. Internal Chassis for the Sound Card/Battery/Speaker and Solid Wiring. I'm glad I didn't waste my money on lower end vendors like Ultrasabers/no Name generic budget brands you find on Amazon or Google Shopping/etc just do it right and buy yourself an excellent high end product from Vader's Vault or GCS so you don't end up regretting all the wasted money on a dozen or so other cheaper low quality lightsabers. I only own 2 for example and 1 of them is This Ardent Elite.

    Sound Quality: 5/5 This is Absolutely Vital to me because cheaper Lightsabers with mediocre sound is going to stay on Mute all the time because I don't want to give myself hearing damage. Vader's Vault uses high quality premium sounds boards and bass speakers which means your ears will thank you for being kind to them. You sanity will also benefit because your lightsaber actually sounds like how a real lightsaber should sound.

    Build Quality: 5/5 Exceptional work. This Lightsaber is put together cleanly, professionally with tight tolerances- there's no misfitting gaps or any sharp edges to cut you, just high end work, time and thought put into this awesome lightsaber. Good finish and smartly designed so that changing the battery or taking out the MicroSD card is very easy with no hassle or fear of damaging anything though you still have to be sensible and not poke the speaker with your fingers when sliding out the chassis.

    RGB Color Change & Customer Service: 5/5 I didn't know that the Color Changing function was more complicated than merely pressing the AV and Aux switch so when I pushed them the blade color cycled and I didn't why it didn't just change to the next color. I figured out that pressing the Aux switch again would lock in the color so I was pretty close to figuring out this Lightsaber. Sent an Email to Vader's Vault and got a call back the next day explaining to me how the color change works with the newer Sound Card Board- Pressing AV and Aux engages Color Changing Mode and Waving the Lightsaber around cycles through colors! So it wasn't random. Pressing Aux switch on the desired color locks it in :)

    Blade colors are very beautiful and deep. The standard dual diffused blade helped spread the colors around evenly and gave it a nice scratchy organic look which isn't a bad thing.

    Overall, this is an awesome 5/5 Exceptional Lightsaber. Very happy with it and no regrets forking out all that money for a premium work of art that also doubles as a grown up toy :D

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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