In The Last Jedi, we see a flashback of:

Ben Solo waking up with Luke Skywalker standing over him with his green lightsaber ignited in his hand, and then ignites his own blue lightsaber in fright.

There are plenty of questions and answers about Kylo Ren's spitting red lightsaber with the vents because it's an imperfect Kyber crystal (also the impressive look), but is there any canon information about what happened to his original lightsaber?

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    I originally had the impression that that sabre was Luke's/Anakin's original blue one that was lost on Cloud City. I'm not sure if this is the case though
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Dec 21 '17 at 10:19
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    @TheLethalCarrot It would have been highly unlikely that Ben Solo would have left it behind given his obsession with Darth Vader and it having been his lightsaber, but it's an interesting thought!
    – Jane S
    Dec 21 '17 at 10:37
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    @RemyLebeau Not necessarily, Ben could have lost it and then Maz found it. Either way after looking back I don't think it's the same one.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Dec 21 '17 at 16:29
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    If it was Anakin's lightsaber, and Ben went to Maz for help/guidance/refuge after leaving the temple and before fully joining with Snoke, it would explain how it got to Maz's castle. It would also explain both Han's and Ben's reactions to seeing it again in TFA.
    – vynsane
    Dec 21 '17 at 19:53
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    It's also possible it was found by Maz or an associate who returned it to Luke, who used it in the training of his new Jedi (it's true building a light sabre is part of the training, but it seems perhaps Ben's training started late due to Luke's reticence, he may not have reached that stage). Ben surely would have taken the sabre if he had the chance, but given he left Luke alive, perhaps Luke and the sabres were buried together. Afterwards Luke may have returned the sabre to Maz before exiling himself.
    – delinear
    Dec 22 '17 at 11:26

His blue lightsaber and his current red one are almost certainly the same one.

Here is a screen cap of his blue lightsaber from the flashback scenes (with an obscuring object digitally removed):

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You can clearly see that it is the same as his current one:

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It has the same pommel, the same small cylinder emitter, the same two slits under the emitter, the same smaller radius handle in the middle, etc.

The obvious changes he has made to it are that the blue one has no emitters for the guard, and has a blue crystal instead of a red one (and it is in way better condition).

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    I've taken the liberty of adding a "clean" version of the lightsaber screencap. When the film comes out on Bluray, I've made a note to replace this if you've not already done so
    – Valorum
    Dec 23 '17 at 9:56
  • Good eyes! It does seem to be the original one modified. Unless something else comes up later to disprove your answer, I shall accept it! :)
    – Jane S
    Dec 23 '17 at 21:45
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    I'm not sure this proves it's the same one. When Anakin made his second one he made the handles look similar so it could just be that Kylo liked the initial design and replicated it
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Dec 24 '17 at 9:49
  • Also if it's the same one I'm sure he'd also, more than likely, have the same crystal and design which would mean he wouldn't have needed the side vents.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Dec 29 '17 at 13:33
  • @TheLethalCarrot Really? If you change your haircut are you not the same person anymore? Same applies to a lightsaber.
    – Fatalize
    Dec 30 '17 at 11:06

In the (canon) comic Rise of Kylo Ren #4 we see Ben "bleeding" the crystal from his original lightsaber. This process causes it to crack. He then installs this broken crystal back into the original hilt and adds crude vents on either side of the blade emitted to remove the excess energy and create quillons.

As such, Ben Solo's original lightsaber (and kyber crystal) are in the possession of Kylo Ren, albeit in a modified form.

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The new canon way sith get red lightsaber crystals is by making the crystals from Jedi lightsabers “bleed” turning them red so my theory is that when Kylo was turning his crystal red he cracked making him resort adding the quillions (the cross guard) to his handle to release the extra energy so the weapon doesn’t blow up when he ignited it

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    Welcome to the site. I recommend taking a look at this help page to see what sort of answer we are looking for. Specifically, you've made several claims here as well as putting a theory forward. We prefer if the claims made have some source backing them up, and if you have a valid reason for believing your theory (as opposed to dreaming it up in the shower), we would like to see that thought process as well. To make these changes to your answer, you can use the edit button to update it. Good luck.
    – amflare
    Dec 26 '17 at 21:24

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