The komperdell link is no longer valid, but a search on their site brings up some very nice poles with the saber grip.
I managed to get a set of used Godfathers on Amazon. I've got a new pair on order from an outfit in Steamboat too, but they seem to be on perma-backorder.
Looking at the used ones, the bottom of the pole seems to be plastic. I'm talking about the area under the basket, which is a strange mix of plastic and what looks like a zippo lighter flint for a tip. I don't know how far past the basket the carbon pole extends. I seem to remember somebody from this thread posting somewhere about this being flimsy (elduderino?)???