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 hand like it was meant for them since birth. This version is the darker and more corrupted side of a traditional saber. 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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  • 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.

  • Best Saber I Own

    Posted by Rob on 17th Jan 2019

    Pixel blades are the only way to fly. Vaders does a great job putting them together.

  • Dark Ardent saber with Plecter Pixel

    Posted by Vince Falco on 14th Jan 2019

    Let me start off by saying Vaders Vault is awesome. They have great customer service and endless options for making a saber truly your own. I purchased the Dark Ardent and received it exactly within the time frame they gave. The saber exceeded my expectations. The machine work is flawless, and you can tell the staff at Vaders Vault love what they do. The Plecter Pixel technology is great. The brightness is unmatched, and the effects that accompany are sweet. I highly recommend any Vaders Vault product to any new or experienced saber enthusiast.

  • Dark Ardent?Vader's Vault Staff

    Posted by Mitchell Lane on 18th Oct 2018

    WOW!!!!! Where do I start, I cant believe the amazing quality of this saber. 22 weeks WELL WORTH THE WAIT! From the start the staff was so amazing in helping me with my customization options, explained every technical thing. I ended up with the Neopixel blade and RICE Bluetooth upgrades and I am so happy that I did. The Flame effect on the blade made everyone who saw it say they were jealous, and the volume is ridiculously loud for such a small speaker ( had to turn it down via the app so as not to scare the kids) can't wait to use it in a show with Saberguild. The look and feel of this saber is so natural it feels like it was made to be used in combat (unlike some other companies which feel like a club in the hand) this is truly a elegant weapon from a more civilized age. This is my first VV saber, and I can say 100% it will NOT be the last. Thanks so much I LOVE it ......

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