A Thought (Posted 3rd December 2009)
A cortosis shield was a piece of protective equipment created from cortosis ore. It came in many different varieties, like armguards. Since the impurities of the ore were removed, they were as good at repelling lightsabers as cortosis weave armor. Like cortosis weave, a lightsaber impact against the substance would shut off a lightsaber (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Cortosis_shield)
I am using plain black vambraces, using the Cortosis idea, I am going to cover the vambraces in a fine mesh, so they look like they have the Cortosos Weave on them. ---- What do you think???