We know as a fact that, a lightsaber (during a fight) can be stopped by another lightsaber and also I remember two more Imperial weapons that were able to stop a lightsaber.

One that I know of is the Z6 riot control baton, and the other one I saw it being used by the robot protectors of General Grievous and also I think it's the same weapon that Rey is using in SW VII.

Do we know of any other similar WEAPONS that can fight against a lightsaber?

  • Canon or legends? – Adamant Jun 9 '16 at 7:53
  • @Obie Always a canon is appreciated but if there is nothing legends woulddo as well i guess... – Sir. Hedgehog Jun 9 '16 at 8:10
  • the one used by the stormtrooper is known as the Z6 Riot Control Baton. Other examples have been seen in games such as the Force Unleashed series, and appear to operate in a similar manner to the above. – sequoiad Jun 9 '16 at 10:25
  • Out-of-universe, lightsaber combat is not surprisingly written, blocked, and filmed kind of like saber/sword combat. If we think about that analogy, what weapons "can fight against" a regular sword, besides another sword? Basically, other hand weapons that are design just for that task, like sai. Going back in-universe, there are probably very few other weapons designed to "fight against" a lightsaber, because what would be better against a lightsaber than another lightsaber? Or just armor if you're not a jedi? – Todd Wilcox Jun 9 '16 at 13:00
  • @ToddWilcox and by the way, i didnt ask for weapons specifically made to fight against a lightsaber, i just asked if there are other examples of weapons like the two i mentioned (and which i dont think they were made for the specific reason to fight a lightsaber) that can fight against a lightsaber, which actually if you think of it means, if there is something that wont be cut in half if a lightsaber hits it, for example you cannot use the broom you have in your house cause it would be cut in half.... get me now? – Sir. Hedgehog Jun 9 '16 at 13:07



  • see gWaldos answer and if it legit add the "Sith Sword" in your answer as well to have them all listed together :) – Sir. Hedgehog Jun 13 '16 at 6:07

Any weapon crafted using a Cortosis-weave could withstand a lightsaber wielding opponent.

There are references in Knights of the Old Republic game to the cortosis-weave technique in the making of weapons. I don't believe there is any specific movie canon reference to anti-lightsaber technology

  • I didnt talk about anti lightsaber technology, just weapons that can counter attack a lightsaber...... not directly built for fighting lightsabers i mean..... – Sir. Hedgehog Jun 9 '16 at 9:54
  • Clarification: By anti lightsaber technology I meant technology that could withstand lightsabers in battle – revenant Jun 9 '16 at 9:57
  • i know what u meant, i am just saying that at least for these two weapons i mentioned i know that they were not specifically made for fight against lightsabers just happened that they could be used against them. anyways, do we know or have we seen other weapons that can be used against a lightsaber? – Sir. Hedgehog Jun 9 '16 at 10:07

In addition to @Rogue Jedi's fantastic answer, the race of Sith also produced weapons capable of deflecting lightsabers.

Sith Sword

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