A blaster "bolt" - at least from an E-11 - appears to have a length generally longer than the diameter of a lightsaber blade. If the bolt can be deflected/reflected by a lightsaber, and its length is longer than the diameter of said lightsaber, what would happen to the blaster bolt if the lightsaber were to strike it perpendicularly at the center? Would it split? Be forced into the direction of the swing, like a baseball?
I fear I'm overthinking this, but has that ever happened in any level of canon?
Clarification: So if
a were the first point on the bolt which left the blaster,
b were a point at roughly 50% of the length, and
c were the last point of the blaster bolt to leave the barrel, if a lightsaber were swung and made contact at
b, would the entire bolt
a-b-c move away together? Considering my understanding is that the blaster projects a gas, I would think only
b-c would be deflected while
a- would continue on its current path.