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NullusAnxietus (Luke)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:17 pm    Post subject: Lightsaber Reply with quote

Hi all,

I'm very recently approved to the Legion but have been doing unofficial troops with local members of the 501st.

I'm just curious how everybody transports their lightsaber when on the way to a troop. It's quite a long piece of gear and doesn't fit in your standard duffel bag all that well, even with the blade detached

Any saber transporting tips from my fellow Jedi?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a saber, but what about a poster tube? with foam. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

google "fishing rod travel tube" Wink

cheers.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I carry my jedi outfit in a hanging wardrobe bag which is long enough to fit the blade. I carry the hilt in a duffle bag with the belt and boots.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fishing rod cases would be ideal, I suspect, but they're really pricey.

A cheap way would be a simple PVC tube with caps on the end. Glue one end closed and tape the other? Done for about $5. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually have a few lightsabers with me, so I got a rifle case. Holds 3-4 sabers easily and whatever chargers/tools I might need. Think it might have been $30ish at Academy.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Qui-Gon Joe wrote:
I usually have a few lightsabers with me, so I got a rifle case. Holds 3-4 sabers easily and whatever chargers/tools I might need. Think it might have been $30ish at Academy.

That should be quite effective, I'd bet (and nicely padded!), but many parts of the country do not look kindly at people carrying a rifle case into a school or similar charity, so I suspect the PVC pipe option would be a little less inflammatory. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kman wrote:
Fishing rod cases would be ideal, I suspect, but they're really pricey.



here's one in the $16-22 range, (price depending on size)
http://www.cabelas.com/product/boating/rod-holders-storage/fishing-rod-tubes-cases/pc/104794380/c/104763780/sc/104541480/plano-reg-rod-tube/1573825.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse.cmd%3FN%3D1100638

~$30-40(ish)
http://www.cabelas.com/product/boating/rod-holders-storage/fishing-rod-tubes-cases/pc/104794380/c/104763780/sc/104541480/cabela-s-magnum-rod-cases/738187.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse.cmd%3FN%3D1100638

..and these ones are made of ALUMINUM Surprised @ under $40bucks http://www.cabelas.com/product/boating/rod-holders-storage/fishing-rod-tubes-cases/pc/104794380/c/104763780/sc/104541480/cabela-s-black-aluminum-fly-rod-tube/2203206.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse.cmd%3FN%3D1100638

just remember the 'force-fx' sabers are 44 inches long -- custom sabers will vary -- make sure you get one long enough (the short ones won't do).

the first link, (48" long x 3" around = $22), would be your cheapest viable option
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL I guess my dad had expensive taste in rod cases!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a fishing rod case. Was quite cheap, only 80 DDK. (Don't know the current exchange rate). Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually had a couple of blades cut short so they would fit diagonally into my largest suitcase. They are removable from the hilt.

I also sew a long 'pocket' for the blade on the inside facing of my Jedi robe. You can hide all sorts of things in a Jedi robe. It's not much of a problem, even when I sit down.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never thought of a fishing rod case. Great ideas!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to carry 3 or 4 sabers, a Leia blaster, and my spear for Odin to cons. So my preferred case is a double rifle case. I can fit all of that in there (the spear breaks down into 2 pieces about 3 feet long) with some careful arranging and it protects very well. Got mine at Academy Sports for about $40, if I remember right.
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