- Apr 19, 2013
After noticing a great disturbance in the Force, an Alliance was discovered. The Sith Lord Darth Sinner had created a new Light Saber host, engineered and assembled by a well known Scum Bag Atheist. Infamous throughout the Galaxy for his work for the Empire. This is "Malice" an MS-SSW, a Secret Weapon...
This is the original build/review thread by SBA: http://laserpointerforums.com/f52/la-spada-verdi-1st-ever-520nm-115mw-ms-ssw-build-review-very-pic-heavy-82042.html
I was lucky enough to get one of the first of these PL 520 MS-SSW builds by SBA/Sinner. "Malice" seemed appropriate for a laser by a Scumbag Atheist and a Sinner :na:
It is by far one of the heftiest lasers I own. Worthy of the title of "real" lightsaber. I was really impressed by SBA's work with this new custom host and new diode. A lot of time and effort was put into figuring out the best driver set up for the PL 520 diode and working with the MS-SSW. I know it would've been a bit much for me and I really appreciate the time and effort that went into this build.
Two massive 26650 batteries power this beast. It puts out 100mw. I'm going conservative for the diode life but there are no heat issues and I really haven't needed to charge the batteries yet Noticed some lubricant on the threads, works real good. As a side note, SBA is a great communicator and really does his best to stand by his work. I would be more than happy to work with him again.
Sinner's machining job is top notch, clean threads and one of my favorite host designs. The great polish job by SBA really makes a difference. I noticed some improvements on the tailcap switch compared to the original build and am sure SBA's technique has only improved.
This is my first 520nm laser. I've been waiting for a green diode and am very happy to add this wavelength to my collection.
Hope you enjoyed!
"May the Force be with You"