BTW, I know that stats-wise I can do with orange ones.
I was mostly researching the looks of them. I find staves and techblades such beautiful weapons. So I started to research the ones I can make (modable, all orange, armstech), and then saw a list with the purple ones and started to wonder about RE possibilities.
I have RE green to Blue to purple (no mod) on other items (mostly, barrels). And I understand the linear process vs the branched one. I searched for schematics at GTN found nothing. So that got me to to ask the possibility of REing into a modable item.
Thanks for the info on the posts. I will check the purples at vendors to see what they look like.