We present to you, the Legionnaire! While all of our sabers in the Combat Class are made for dueling, we often get requests for longer hilts (like our Acolyte) for those who like a grip where the hands are spread further apart for leverage. In June of 2016, we had the privilege to attend the inaugural Saber Legion Tournament, a very successful first event where we got to witness first hand the kind of fighting that needed just such a weapon. We spent two days watching the bouts, examining the fighting styles, and the sabers used in various configurations and set ups. Taking that insight, as well as some great inspiration from existing weapons, we came up with the Legionnare: 14" of 2 handed violence. We added a removable tsuba (different styles will be available), two concave gripping profiles with one of them just under the tsuba and one at the rear grip. We added flattened side panels to the front half for both grip comfort and aesthetics, with diamond cut outs in the front panels. With a 3" blade socket, there is plenty of security for heavy blades, and the unique pommel design allows for both loud sound transference as well as a great grip for the pinky finger to slip over for that quick 'snap' strike. Whether you're aspiring to be the next TSL champion, or just want a larger hilt for dueling, the Legionnaire will be your go to weapon for sure. This version is the Elite brushed version which gives accent color choices similar to our other elite sabers, with black accents in the lower grip, and upper grip, while maintaining the satin machine finish.
Posted by Hui Shen on 31st Aug 2017
The length of the hilt is exactly the same as an adult 39 inch kendo shinai, when equip with the 36inch heavy grade blade, it's eactly the same length as the shinai. and after 2 weeks and many sessions of full contact kendo practice with heavy grade blade, both the hilt and blade is holding up very well, there are scratch marks on the blade, and the tsuba, but there is no lost in structural integrity yet.
Posted by Ian on 13th May 2017
So far i have to say that out of about a dozen lightsabers that i have owned or that has been in the family that this lightsaber is hands down the best. Its clean, elegant, ergonomic, comfort, but its also a work of art the design is amazing and you can't be disappointed. Thanks for your hard work.
Posted by Anderson on 19th Apr 2017
The Legionnaire arrived today and was barely in the door before it was opened ravenously. VV has definitely made away with another victory on this one. Shiny, well balanced and sound/colour are both amazingly well done. I'm glad I can add this to my collection, definitely worth the money and the wait.
Keep it up VV
Posted by Joel on 17th Apr 2017
This handle feels vary strong in the hand. It fit perfectly in the hand it feels like a real sword not a pipe. Sound is crisp and vary vary loud. That being said there are gost swings to the default sounds I hope to fix this once the sound card out and look at it. There is no advise on how to remove and reprogram the sound card. The best saber I have had to date can't wait to tweak the sound and then it will be perfect.
Posted by Josh Linden on 27th Jan 2017
Some sabers are made to be shelf queens, some sabers say they are for fighting. This is made for any type of combat you can throw at it. The weight, the feel, the design all points towards excellent attention to detail with the sparring person in mind. When I see other katana based sabers, I cant help but thing they are plain. They dont look like a lightsaber! This, on the other hand, adds enough style to the function to make it look like a saber. This saber is something that The Saber Legion founders fully recommend!