My name is Roy and I am a product designer and developer from the Netherlands (Rotterdam). For some time now I have been intrigued by the original lightsaber props that were built in the seventies for the original Star Wars trilogy (OT), particularly Obi-Wan’s antique saber and Luke’s Graflex based sabers from A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back. I started to read and learn about them, especially at the RPF. After studying many pictures, forum threads and parts descriptions I managed to create, what I thought, a rather accurate 3D CAD model of various complete saber hilts using reverse engineering techniques or by simply measuring some of the authentic parts that I had bought on eBay or from other collectors. I noticed that not all replica parts are accurate enough to satisfy a critical saber prop builder and I thought I might be able to contribute something here. The CAD models of the components were the starting point for the fabrication of accurate replica parts that I offer for sale since 2014 for other enthusiasts who want to build a nice lightsaber replica prop.
I don’t claim to be an expert in the field of lightsabers; I have noticed that quite a few people have studied them for many more years and know a lot more than I do. But I learned a lot in a short time and I have focused on my expertise of developing and engineering parts for serial or mass production based on my own highly accurate 3D CAD models. Each component has its own story and on this website I share some information to explain some of the technical details.