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After Vader kills Obi-Wan on the deathstar, his lightsaber falls at Vader's feet. Luke witnesses from a distance and escapes on the Falcon. The rest of the movie plays out, but that's the last we see of the blue lightsaber. The next time it appears, Luke is hacking himself free from the Wampa's clutches at the beginning of the Empire Strikes Back.
My question is...how did he get it back?
Did Darth Vader overnight it to Luke through UPS?
I have scoured the internet and found no mention of it. There is common consensus that it IS the same lightsaber, so... Any ideas?

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    I don't see that as widely accepted. Obiwan is a Jedi with his own saber. The one Luke gets used to belong to Obiwan's padawan, Anakin. – kratenko Mar 13 '16 at 18:05
  • I did wonder this for a time when I first saw the films if it makes you feel any better. – ThruGog Mar 14 '16 at 19:57
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    I felt that my answer to this one was about as solid as it gets. Is there anything else you'd like me to add before considering an acceptance? – Valorum Jul 2 '16 at 13:17
  • Clearly... he used the force. ;) – Armstrongest Jul 25 '16 at 19:14
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Luke's lightsaber/s

Luke uses the same lightsaber throughout the first two films in the Original Trilogy, the same one that Obi-Wan took from Anakin at the end of their duel in Revenge of the Sith and that Luke was then given in Ben's shack on Tattooine.

Eventually he loses it, along with his hand in a duel with Vader at the end of Empire Strikes Back and constructs a second lightsaber sometime between the end of the second film and the start of the third.


The following images are from the Star Wars: Visual Dictionary. The first is labelled "Skywalker's Lightsaber", the latter "Luke's Second Lightsaber"

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Obi-Wan's lightsaber/s

Obi-Wan wields the same lightsaber throughout A New Hope, one that he constructed between the end of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and the start of the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV show, evidently in honour of his becoming a Jedi Master

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As an aside, you may wish to note that Obi-Wan's lightsaber evidently survived the duel with Darth Vader. While there is no further Disney-canon information about it, there's a rich seam of "Legends" stories that detail its fate, passing through several hands before finally ending up back in Luke's possession as part of his New Jedi Order.

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    Agreed. When Luke and C-3PO walk into the bar at Mos Eisley (when the bartender is like, "we don't serve their kind here") you can clearly see Luke with his daddy's lightsaber hanging from his belt. Shortly thereafter, somebody picks on Luke and Obi-wan slices off his arm...with his own lightsaber. – Xplodotron Mar 13 '16 at 18:15
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    Ok. Did not even consider the possibility that Obiwan has his own saber (duh). Just saw Kenobi using a blue lightsaber and figures it was the same. I now feel dumb for posting – compkd75 Mar 13 '16 at 18:31
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    @compkd75 - There are no foolish questions if they lead you to a greater understanding of something you love. – Valorum Mar 13 '16 at 18:43
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    @Richard - Having watched the questions on this board for a while, I have to disagree. – Jon Kiparsky Mar 13 '16 at 19:20
  • "he constructed between the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the start of Revenge of the Sith" don't you mean "he constructed between the end of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and the start of Revenge of the Sith"? Kenobi used that saber during the whole clone wars cgi film and show. – RedCaio Mar 13 '16 at 19:27

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