By combining rugged design with iconic special effects, Rainsaber brings the best defense against the weather to our galaxy. Behold!
We've packed the umbrella stem with addressable LEDs, which light the blade with the color of your choice at the push of a button. Not just classic red, blue, and green, but any hue you can imagine.
Our handles are made from the strongest materials on the market, ensuring a durable design that will endure any duel with the elements.
State-of-the-art technology powers motion-activated special effects. Deflect a blaster shot, parry a blow, and your saber lights up with magic.
Our modular design means that you can replace worn components with ease, resulting in an umbrella that you will never have to throw out.
Our handles feature sleek silhouettes with classic brass accents.
They look good on tees, too.
June -- Execute manufacturing agreements, receive Kickstarter funds.
- July -- Finalize engineering designs, place tooling orders.
- August -- Supplies procurement, begin pilot assembly.
- September -- Quality assurance.
- October -- Full production.
- November -- Packaging and shipping
- December -- All rewards delivered!
ABOUT US: Rainsaber was born on a rainy day in NYC in 2016, when we realized the simple umbrella in our hand could serve another purpose--as a weapon against galactic tyranny. After testing multiple materials and designs over the next two years, we settled on the products you see here.
Right now we have everything we need to fulfill small orders--our suppliers wait on stand-by with invoices at the ready. Our manufacturing partners are hungry for work. However, we need your support to secure bulk prices, find space suitable for a microfactory, develop injection-molding tooling, and complete product testing to ensure that heroes everywhere have the ultimate defense against the oppression of foul weather.
Back us now to join the battle against the elements!
Special Thanks -- We appreciate the help from the supporters that made Rainsaber possible: Plecter Labs; Fredrik Hubinette; Saber Fonts; Roman Props; Ivan Mihaljevic; Vincent Lo; The Custom Saber Shop; thexter, danlim, and all the other good folks at The Rebel Armory, and finally, all our friends and family (you know who you are).
Risks and challenges
We here at Rainsaber are Kickstarter superbackers ourselves. Rest assured, we prize quality. We belong to a thriving saber community that values craftsmanship, integrity, and openness. We pledge to use your support responsibly to deliver the product we promised.
As with any new enterprise, we expect frustrations and hiccups along the way. In the development process alone we encountered manufacturing mistakes, factory-shutting holidays, unavailability of parts and supplies, learning curves, and the daily woes of the trial-and-error engineering process. Good news for you is that we have already toubleshot known design issues.
That said, with more funding we can continue to improve the Rainsaber experience by fine-tuning things like the blade color customization interface, adding a rumble motor, and perfecting the speaker enclosure to create the magical saber experience we've always craved. As we gear up for mass production, we expect that this process might also drive design changes unforeseen on the boutique scale. We will be upfront with you about any modifications that affect your reward to keep our expectations aligned.
We aim to build your Rainsaber right here in NYC. This makes positive contributions to our community and allows us to keep doing what we love--building sabers. However, we are still navigating the labyrinth of city business and manufacturing regulations. We will keep you apprised of any issues that arise and will adjust accordingly to keep our delivery date on track.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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