Looking at Rey's staff, it sure looks like it is made of lightsabers as parts. Rey's staff

Are they actually lightsabers? Did she get them (or the whole weapon) from scavenging?

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    It DOES look lightsaber-y, but I think we can chalk it up to the designers working within a consistent look for props. Or maybe all shopping at the same plumbing supply store. Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 18:13
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    Did they seriously just use half of Maul's lightsaber to make Windu's?
    – user40790
    Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 18:54
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    @Axelrod - well, it WAS sliced in half, so they just needed to spend $1 to spraypaint it. That should explain to you why George Lucas is worth $4Bil Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 19:00
  • @DVK It was already that color in the movie, hah. Even cheaper!
    – user40790
    Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 19:03
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    Bear in mind that A) Rey will need parts to construct a lightsaber someday (maybe we'll see the first main-saga lightsaber pike?) and B) Mace Windu's lightsaber as depicted only appears in Episode I. He has a different lightsaber in Episodes II and III, made with electrum to reflect his status on the Jedi Council. Plo Koon, however, has a lightsaber of identical construction to Mace Windu's Episode I lightsaber, except with blue in place of purple.
    – Zenon
    Commented Jan 6, 2016 at 5:43

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  • The Visual Dictionary says "no", or rather doesn't say "yes".

    She did scavenge the quarterstaff but it seems to be a regular normal one, NOT lightsabers - at least I'm pretty sure that if it was, it would have been stated in the Dictionary or the film or the novelization.

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  • Also, to address the fact that it looks too elaborate to be a simple staff - it wasn't "simple" stick:

    A multifunction staff strapped to her back made precision work in such tight and dangerous quarters difficult. (novelization)

  • Another point indicating it wasn't anything outlandish: staffs apparently weren't uncommon on Jakku, Plutt's flunkies had them too:

    Coming up beside her, one of Unkar Plutt’s assistants barked at her and gestured in her direction with his staff, implying it would be in her best interests to focus on her work and not allow herself to be distracted.

  • Rey is very mechanically talented (source: Visual Dictionary). If her quarterstaff was made of lightsabers, I suspect she'd have figured it out by hacking around with it.

  • DISCLAIMER: there's of course an outside chance that it has hidden lightsabers that nobody including Rey knows about and is being held as a surprise for Episode 8. But if so, of course we would have absolutely zero canon information proving or disproving it till then

    I could argue that nobody would just leave around a Lightsaber Quarterstaff on a planet that Rey just happened to end up on... but then they left the Map, then BB-8, then Force-using Finn, on that planet too, so I'm not surprised if we find out someone also left a cloning facility, a frozen Dark Jedi, Vader's secret notebook and an abandoned Journal of the Whills there while at it.

  • Some evidence FOR it:

    According to this forum:

    Apparently on the Google Star Wars page, the image file of Rey's staff is labeled as "lightsaber.png" in the filename. Considering this was probably put together by official marketing people from Disney (or at least the art assets would have come from them) you have to wonder.... Or it could be someone using a popular search term in the filename to help with SEO.

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    Technically, the Visual Dictionary does not say it was not made of old lightsabers, simply that it was salvaged. Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 18:32
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    What do you mean by "she loses the quarterstaff"? She certainly has one when she climbs the hill at the end of the movie. Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 18:33
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    Am I reading this incorrectly, or does the answer say "Force-Using Finn" in it? Do we have confirmation he's a Force-wielder?
    – Nate
    Commented Dec 22, 2015 at 21:22
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    Multifunction quarter-staff... so a Rod of Lordly Might?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Jan 12, 2016 at 21:01
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    The Rise of Skywalker visual dictionary says that the quarter staff is from a ‘salvaged power conduit’ - though I don’t have an image
    – Longshanks
    Commented Dec 27, 2019 at 8:18

In The Rise of Skywalker,

Rey builds a new lightsaber out of the pieces of her staff. While it doesn't seem that her staff was made out of lightsabers to begin with, it at least had similar enough components that it could be used to make one.

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