Pretty much an empty hilt? I havn't tested the Qui-Gon, but Too get the best out of anything you have to spend a few bucks. But you don't spend too much after the hilt is your options@, I always go Obsidian sound board because you can download software and change blade colors, sounds on my lap top. Then your just choosing what kind of saber you want.? One just too look at? Or like me bash and slash all over the place. These things if you've chosen right will take one hell of a good beating and still keep on going. I'v put them through the test and I use live blades in sparring. This way is heaps of fun and don't have to put on the armor, safer and can still be used in kata practice if you wanted
So you get exactly what you pay for. $154 probably just the hilt but for$250 you can start creating a good ???????? Piece of Art too look at, collectable iconic star wars saber, or if you really want too you can just about weaponize it where it's made for full contact duelling. But for duelling.... go one with a deep seated emitter where the LED housing butts up against the emitter quick release. Like the Arcon V2.2. So after testing three different sabers. I love the Butcher, Graflex is a lovely piece of Art Arcon V2.2 was best put together for maintenance because anything made too clash, vibrate or constantly move about will need maintenance now and then , decoration if you only want to spend $154 and also for heavy dueling.so any Saber like the Arcon V2.2 is good for all areas.i'd say the Qui-Gon would be pretty much the same?