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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Posted by Nick on 13th Sep 2017
I got 2 of these to make a staff and it is one of the greatest things I own!
Posted by Kurt Turnbull on 31st Aug 2017
My saber arrived yesterday, and I couldn't be more pleased. The whole build just oozes quality, the hilt is great to hold and surprisingly light. It's every bit what I hoped for and more.
Wait time was as advertised, despite some custom changes I requested to make my saber unique and more to my liking, and the finished saber is worth evet day of waiting. M
I ordered in Feb so I was one of the lucky ones to get the new soundboard which was a much appreciated from my end. The sound and blade colour are excellent (i went with the RGB upgrade).
Ordered to the UK which was no problem, just be aware that customs can take their sweet time. But orders are tracked so you can keep upto date with where its at.
Thanks Vaders Vault, I love my saber.
Posted by Robert Wolff on 30th Aug 2017
My Ardent Elite arrived pretty much 6 months after placing the order and man was it worth every day of waiting! I had it now for a few weeks and I'm still excited like a little kid every day. The attention to detail in the craftsmanship is stunning. It not only looks amazing but the way it feels (especially to other sabers out there) is mindblowing.
I got the lightly weathered variant and it adds so much to the whole experience. It's absolutely not a toy at all, but looks and feels like a real sword hilt - the handling when practicing and duelling is amazing as well.
I can't emphazise enough how satisfied I am with Vader's Vault - all thumbs up, also for their amazing customer service (I had a few questions upfront and they really helped me pick the best fit in terms of customization options). Also shipping to Europe was no problem at all. Again - if you're thinking of getting a lightsaber, pick Vader's Vault. And if you're thinking of getting an absolutely stunning hilt, go with the Ardent Elite :)
Posted by Unknown on 25th Aug 2017
It finally arrives and it's really amazing in every detail. I simply love it. It's my first saber and I'm glad I have this piece of heart with me.
Totally happy with the service at VV, they answered all my questions and hel me with the configuration. I will definetely buy more!
Posted by Julian Tomaschko on 7th Aug 2017
Es ist der Hammer! Ich hatte noch nie so ein tolles Lichtschwert!
Wirklich ein Meisterstück. Es leuchtet sogar heller und die Sounds sind lauter als bei meinem älteren Lichtschwert (vom anderen Hersteller)
Ich bin sehr zufrieden! 1000 Dank Vaders Vauld-Team, macht weiter so.
Posted by Yann Ming Lim on 3rd Aug 2017
Handsome is the word for this hilt. The look, the design and the size of it. This thin neck saber looks so sleek and elegant yet durable for dueling. Love the color combination of this saber, black, silver and copper it gives character to the hilt and make it worthy to be called, ardent, the passionate.
With the new crystal shard 4.0, the LED brightness and the sound are so freaking bright and loud, i even set the volume down to 2 and it still very loud. I ordered the RGB suncrusher so the 16 color profiles is just insane!
As a fan of lightsaber, i acknowledge vv team's passion, love and effort to produce such a high quality, elegant and handsome piece of art.
VV team, you guys are the best! Truly awesome!
And may force be with you!
Posted by Unknown on 5th Jul 2017
This is my first saber and I am loving it. I will defiantly recommend Vaders Vault to everyone. Thank you for this awesome saber. Thank you for answering all my questions and helping find the options that best suited me. I will buy again in the future.
Posted by patrick on 11th May 2017
Amazing craftsmanship. This stands out among all others in its class as a work of art!
Posted by Matt on 5th May 2017
This is a beautifully crafted hilt. I very impresssed with all the hard work and dedication VV put into making it for me. I would recommend this saber to anyone!
Posted by Charles Wulff on 30th Mar 2017
Worth the wait; this is a beautiful lightsaber that was everything I was hoping for!
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