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What age do Padawans get to use their lightabers? In Clone Wars episodes we see them assembling the lightsabers after a trek into the cave.

Is there a rule about what age Padawans get real lightsabers? I'm guessing it's after several years after they start melee practice to make sure they don't kill each other over petty fights.

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    They start them off with Fisher-Price lightsabers... – Praxis Jan 23 '16 at 1:11
  • @Praxis lol, I would guess plastic or wooden lightsabers, maybe with an electrocution mechanism, but I don't know. – Thomas Shera Jan 23 '16 at 1:28
  • I felt that my answer to this one was pretty convincing. Is there anything else you'd like me to add before considering an acceptance? – Valorum Jul 2 '16 at 11:28
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Younglings practice with training lightsabers, basically low-powered sabers with no cutting ability. These replicate the look and feel of a normal lightsaber but with next to no chance of accidentally cutting your fool head off if you make a mistake.

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Sometime between the ages of 8-13ish, when a youngling is ready to become a padawan learner, they undertake a ritual known as "the Gathering" with an eye to constructing their own (real) lightsaber.

The Gathering was a rite of passage of the Jedi Order meant as a lesson to teach the young Jedi to overcome their own personal fears or failings to find a kyber crystal attuned to their Force presence on the Crystal Caves of Ilum. Upon retrieving the crystal, a Jedi initiate began the process of constructing his or her lightsaber, under the guidance of Professor Huyang. Part of the training process of a Jedi, it signified a youngling's readiness to be selected by a Jedi Master and begin training as a Padawan learner.

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