Powerful and intense. Two words that can barely contain the level of awesome this saber exudes. Every inch of it detailed and balanced, from the forked emitter that is slightly over bored at the end to allow the glow from the blade escape better. To the two coin edged, bridge pieces connecting the forks, the asymmetrical concave choke, the milled details around the lower emitter area, the super comfortable grip bar that spans over a luxurious piece of glove quality lambskin leather, all the way down to the tapered pommel with spiral cut sound vents resulting in one of our loudest Combat Class sabers. This new Version 2 design sees the removal of the AV switch seen in the last version of the past several years, and in its place, 2 low profile tactile switches that can now be configured independently with either aluminum, brass, copper, or RGB backlit clear acrylic plungers. The optional accent LEDs have been changed to a new 8 segment SMD bargraph that mounts between the switches for a more verbose external lighting feature. The Maelstrom can be all things to all wielders and is nearly unmatched in balance and comfort. The Elite version combines your choice of an accent color in the milled details of the emitter forks, the banded rings on either side of the concave choke and the pommel vents, with flat black in the underside milled details of the upper emitter, and the small milled details of the lower emitter. The Maelstrom can be all things to all wielders and is nearly unmatched in balance and comfort.
*As of July 2022, the Maelstrom Elite no longer includes mirror polishing as a standard finish but can still be added as an upgraded finish option.*
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It was expensive and took over six months, but it is worth it. I've purchased from three other lightsaber companies, and VV is by far the best of them. I love it. It looks magnificent in all its detail, and the controls are a breeze.
This is hands down the best craftsmanship out of any other lightsaber building company in my opinion (I have handled electrum, saber trio, etc) and this is still by far my favorite. Yeah they may be on the expensive side, but totally worth it if you want best of the best - you get what you pay for. Solid construction, amazing detail, plenty of customization options, etc. Only downside is it took about 8 1/2 months to arrive after order (thanks dumb covid-19!) but worth the wait!
I missed the May the 4th RTS sale by seconds, but I still had to have a Vader's Vault Saber, so I ordered a Maelstrom Elite.
Due to high demand, my saber finally arrived on December 23rd, and it was worth every second of waiting. I've made and installed a few sabers in the past, but this was my first professionally built saber, and you can feel and see the careful craftsmanship that went into it. It was worth every penny, and you will not be disappointed.
I am very impressed with the quality. It feels great and I had it built with medium wear. I love the worn look. It gives it a more complete look, as if it has some past to it. The sound and quality of the audio is superb! Only criticism is I wish I had some basic manual to know how to fully use all of its functions without pouring thru the internet and finding sometimes correct and sometimes incorrect information. Otherwise, its a great product and I would recommend Vader’s Vault to anyone who wants a fantastic lightsaber!!
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