Dark Ardent™

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The Dark Ardent™, 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 hands like it was meant for them since birth. This version is the darker and more shadowy of a traditional saber, with a cloak of smooth flat black powdercoating on most of the surface. Key areas were machined back off to give a chef's kiss of contrast. 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 other side of the switch area offers the chance to add extra flair with an optional SMD LED bargraph or OLED screen, and different frame metals as well. The middle v-grooved grip provides a non-slip surface in a traditional fashion. The rear, vertically milled 'booster' section offers an off-set look 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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  • Simply Beautiful!!

    Posted by Brandon Woods on 27th May 2021

    Exquisite craftsmanship. Amazing attention to detail. I chose the light weathering, and it looks amazing!! I think I should have gone more weathered, as their weathering is really pretty cool! The Pixel blade with smooth swing really makes this saber amazingly accurate! I am so happy with my purchase, I have already ordered my next style saber!!!

  • Jerry Gum

    Posted by Unknown on 14th May 2021

    This saber made my dream come true the colors are amazing and the weight! oh my god it was beautiful and it was better than the movies it was real life

  • AMAZING craftsmanship.

    Posted by on 21st Dec 2020

    I've loved Star Wars since I was a little kid, Who doesn't want to be a Jedi?!? I currently own 7 saber hilts in total. This is my first VV hilt, and I can't stop admiring it. I watch TV with it by my side! Highly recommend getting a VV, and the Dark Ardent is a great starting place if you're looking for a slim, sleek design. Cannot say enough about this beautiful work of art. Price point may feel a little high, but it's well worth the price, and the wait.

  • Dark Ardent-medium weather w/heat bluing

    Posted by christopher cordes on 2nd Mar 2020

    The Vader's Vault team did an excellent job on this saber. The fit and finish is top notch, not one rough edge and very comfortable to hold. I opted for medium weathering and heat bluing and they did an amazing job on on both, especially the bluing it looks so real. The cfx board paired with plector pixel is easy to figure out and comes loaded with great fonts and blade profiles, fire blade and rain sizzle look amazing. VV is your one stop shop for sabers and you will not be disappointed with their work.

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.


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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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