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 main switch 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 our loudest Combat Class saber to date. The Maelstrom Blackout includes a cloak of flat black powdercoating on the main surface area, leaving the details to shine through in bare aluminum for stunning contrast. The Maelstrom Blackout can be all things to all wielders and is nearly unmatched in balance and comfort.