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Dark Ardent™

$434.00
SKU:
VVCCARDDK
Weight:
3.10 LBS
Rating:
5 Stars
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Product Description

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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Vader's Vault Ardent™ Combat Class saber. (12:30)
The 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. 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. Available in 3 different finish/trim options. Get yours today!
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  1. Amazing Saber! 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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!


  2. Worth the Wait and then some 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Apr 2017

    Like the webpage stated, it is anywhere from 28-32 weeks after you first put in your order. It is definitely worth the wait, i got most of the bells and whistles and it came just shy of 27 weeks. Feel, look and options are outstanding. Definitely fun to play with in the yard on a warm spring/summer night. It is bright!


  3. Very nice Saber 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2017

    Just received my Dark Ardent from VV it is very well made the sound card and battery case are very solid and don't move around in the saber chassis at all. I have 2 Saberforge sabers but this saber is definitely superior. The powder coated hilt very nice.


  4. awesome 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jan 2017

    thats all i can really say is completly awesome great balance feels great in your hands

    and dont worry that thin neck will not bend or break it is very strong.


  5. Dark, mighty, gloriuos 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jan 2017

    The waiting time might be long but its worth to wait. Perfect piece of craftmanship. The sound is really loud, the rgb colors bright and make it a versatile saber for different roles and moods of the wielder ;) It seems to cry out as a foreboding statement of an ancient promise, I won't let you pass!


  6. The Benchmark 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Dec 2016

    I just can't find enough superlatives to describe my experience as soon as I held it in my hand...that feeling...it's like a sense of longing that I never knew I had...it's very fulfilling! And once I ignite it...that just took it to a whole new level. The built, the quality, the experience...these should become the standard for custom sabers; the benchmark for all.


  7. The Benchmark 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Dec 2016

    I just can't find enough superlatives to describe my experience as soon as I held it in my hand...that feeling...it's like a sense of longing that I never knew I had...it's very fulfilling! And once I ignite it...that just took it to a whole new level. The built, the quality, the experience...these should become the standard for custom sabers; the benchmark for all.


  8. Dark Ardent Review 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Oct 2016

    After a longer wait then was originally quoted on the webpage & countless nights reading review after review about how others time and again said it was worth the wait, it finally arrived. Now that I have had my Dark Ardent for about a couple weeks I can say with no hesitation that the reviews were right. I fell in love with this saber right off the bat. The weight and balance is just amazing, the sound is superb, and the flicker & lighting effects are just brilliant. The crew at VV definitely have it all figured out & it shows in the craftsmanship & details!


  9. Beautiful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Oct 2016

    This saber is simply gorgeous
    From the LEDs to the soundboard, this saber is a dream


  10. The Dark Ardent Saberstaff Dream 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Oct 2016

    I ordered two dark ardents, one in RGB and one in pure blue. There is a fair difference between the two, so picking a solid color is not a bad option for those who have a distinct favorite color. However the difference would not make it look off to use both single color/rgb as a saberstaff. I would still agree with most reviewers and go RGB if you have the spare funds and have a hard time deciding.

    Overall the sabers are very evenly lit. I was well pleased and cameras do not do them justice. If you actually look at the blades directly for too long it can cause eye strain due to the brightness. They are also insanely loud. It isn't hard to boot them simultaneously to get their sound fonts meshed together either.

    The hilts are also a dream to spin, and the thin neck can also act as a choke and pivot. All the edges have potential burrs removed so no gloves needed! The grips also do not snag your hand when needing to quickly do hand position changes either but at the same time prevent you from carelessly sliding.

    I got my sabers in 20 weeks as well. It was well worth the wait, and if necessary I would have continued to wait. Do not bother going anywhere else for your saber purchases. The customer service is amazing and they were willing to help with any questions or input I had.

    Thank you Vader's Vault!


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