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Hi, author here.
Thank you very much for the glowing review, Endzeitgeist. I was asked to write a magic item based on Sergey's illustration, and I have to say it was inspiring.
As to the CL concerns, I like to err on the side of simplicity. Some gamers, myself included, don't want to do extra math if they can help it. Using the CL of the weapon is simple. The offensive ability caps out at 15th and has no save; the buffing ability's duration can be easily determined. No muss, no fuss.