Funny you should mention that, Loreen. My first draft of this saber had a kind of egg-shaped emitter tip with "talons" reaching up, kind of like one of those old Meerschaum pipes. And I'm thinking I'll have to have them cut locally, I was fortunate enough to find a machine and tool shop here in town. I need to get on the horn with Strydur and ask him what he charges to sand down pre-fab MHS elements; my idea calls for essentially a four-piece MHS saber stuffed into a 1.5 in. tube with cutaways. I'm really not sure what's going on with the pommel, though. I may have to get it custom-cut. It's supposed to have speaker holes in it, around the skull-crusher spike. Structurally I realize this makes it a little less than sound, but I don't intend to be clubbing anyone with this thing. The only other REAL problems I have are working out the measurements on the emitter tip parts, and incorporating my idea for a cut-out plastic ball to go in there. I'm thinking I'll have to have three of four welded on first, then put in the ball, then do the last one. Oh, and getting all these parts painted promises to be fun, too.