The Centurion is an Invictus-class saber designed for use by infiltration operatives of the Enclave. While similar to its sister saber the Legionnaire, the Centurion dispenses with the pleasantries and focuses on the essentials needed for stealth combat.
The main body features a spiral groove pattern to provide excellent grip, yet is still smooth enough to not require a gloved hand to wield.
The emitter is of the flanged crown design typically found on this class of saber. It combines the heat dissipation of a crown emitter with the protection of a flange.
The Centurion features an Armitage style pommel. Lovingly referred to as "the faucet knob" by saber wielders, this style pommel offers counter balance as well as a rear hand stop to prevent the saber from leaving the hand unwantedly.
"The Enclave? What do you know about us?"
"That's a good start."
-Career Operative Lucious Terrari to Recruit HR735
With the release of the Invictus-class saber platform, several galactic factions began manufacturing their own variants. The Omega Chapter were the first to release their variant, the Legionnaire, chocked full of style and flair that was befitting their reputation. The Enclave, however, went a completely different direction.
Subtlety is key for Enclave operatives. Ideally, the presence of an Enclave member would never be known, but as anyone can attest, no plan survives contact with the enemy. The Enclave needed a new saber capable of heavy assault, yet suited for stealth combat. The Centurion was what they came up with.
The deployment of this new weapon is reserved for operations in which heavy resistance is expected, i.e. infiltration of high security installations by an elite team of operatives. Some would say that using the Invictus-class platform to develop a stealth combat saber is overkill, like putting a capital ship weapon on a fighter... which is precisely what the Enclave did at the battle of Sigma 358, so this shouldn't come as any surprise.