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!
Posted by Alberto Santos on 10th Mar 2017
This is my first Saber from VV and I have no words to describe how perfect it is. The quality hilt is so nice,relic weathering with the distressed leather wrap looks awesome.RGB is highly recommended,color changing is too much fun,the speaker is very loud, and very clear. it is also well balanced. The thin neck on this saber is very solid, and well suited for dueling.
I'm so happy with comunication and service I received with VV.
Really good work Vader's Vault,I would buy again for sure
Posted by Dale on 2nd Mar 2017
The Ardent Elite is one of the best made top quality sabers you can own. The craftsmanship is truly second to none. After a six months waiting it was truly worth the wait.
This Ardent is the second VV Saber I have purchased and 46th Saber I own now in my collection, so I really do know what I'm talking about, I own sabers from the top three manufacturers and Vader's Vault stands above all.
Alan and Deanna are truly the Best, you just can't go wrong with Vader's Vault.
Posted by Unknown on 6th Feb 2017
Not going to lie, it took a LONG time for this to arrive (ordered May 3rd, 2016) but I really am satisfied. It feels wonderful to hold, the sound rumbles beautifully, and it's truly BRIGHT.
The folks here at VV accommodated my every request, and I couldn't be happier.
Posted by Chris on 17th Jan 2017
I’m incredibly happy with my Ardent Elite. The design is unique while still giving a nod to the sabers in the films. The Suncrusher with the RGB option looks fantastic and allows you to easily change between colors. The sound is amazing. I was surprised with the deep sounds coming from the tiny speaker. The milling and construction of the hilt is exceptional. The pieces fit together snugly and seamlessly. The lines from milling are cleaned up just enough to remove sharp edges, but maintain a crisp appearance. The standard blade is much brighter than other companies. The non-glued film inside is a great simple solution to let the blade flex without causing crinkles in the film. With the blade on the hilt it feels very well balanced. After a couple hours of full contact sparring with it I was impressed with the strength. The hilt was completely solid. The blade showed only minor impact blemishes that were invisible only a few feet away. From the time I ordered it to the time I received it took a couple days shy of six months. It is a little pricier than others and there is a long wait. But you get what you pay for and perfection (and demand for it) takes time.
Posted by Collin on 13th Jan 2017
There are few words to describe the level of detail and craftsmanship that went into this saber. I am beyond blown away with the quality of the piece of art.
Being a first timer into the large world of custom sabers, I wanted to be sure I did my research and chose a product of superior quality. With Vader's Vault I was not disappointed.
If you are like me and are searching for the saber to start or add to your collection, go with Vader's Vault!
The Ardent spoke to me as a die hard fan of the original trilogy. With special design aspects that related to Luke and Vader, this saber practically chose itself for me.
The wait time may seem long, trust me, but these sabers are made for YOU. Perfectly crafted to what you decide.
Again, wonderful work, great options for customization, and above all else just some good fun for fans who dream of a galaxy far far away.
Posted by Nick on 26th Dec 2016
This saber is amazing! I got it with the Suncrusher option it's AMAZING and worth your money. In pictures, (even during the daytime...) it looks like I'm wielding a real lightsaber!
Extremely pleased with the saber and quality, way better than some of the other sabers I've ordered, my only two complaints would be as a total noob I had to watch some videos to figure out how to switch colors, and there's no way to lower the volume.
Other than that this is by far the best saber I have purchased!
Posted by William Gillette on 25th Nov 2016
Like many others have said it was a little frustrating waiting so long. When I ordered mine in April 2016 it was 12-16 weeks, then slowly kept going up till it is where it is at now. However also like many others the moment I turned it on all that previous frustration disappeared! I'm really glad I went with the Ardent Elite. Thanks VV and keep doing what you are doing. At least now I have one in case I decide to buy another one down the road. :-)
Posted by Dan on 23rd Nov 2016
The weathering, leather wrap, and hilt are absolutely beautiful! The sound effects and RGB set up are just the same, pure awesomeness!
Everything about the Saber is amazing!
Would buy again.
Posted by Unknown on 16th Nov 2016
I received my RGB Ardent Elite with heavy weathering, black chrome accents, black AV switch and covertec last week. My wait was around 32 weeks. It was a long haul, but so worth it. None of the pictures I have seen on the internet do this saber justice. It looks like what you would expect a real lightsaber would look like in person. The LEDs are very bright, the sound is crisp and clear. I have spent a lot of time trying different settings for FOC, sensitivity, sound fonts, colors, etc and it is just a blast. I am very impressed. I have had top tier sabers from some of the larger saber companies and there is just no comparison. My Ardent crushes them on every metric.
Posted by Jody on 10th Nov 2016
I love this saber, everything about it is perfect!!