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I recall reading a Star Wars book, I think it was paperback, a few years pre-Disney so several years ago and the book wasn't new at the time but I also don't think the book was more than ten years old at the time of reading.

I believe it followed a jedi master and apprentice, who I recall being Qui-gon and Obi-wan, who were at some point separated.

At least one (the apprentice/obi-wan) was captured by local nobility, and was without his lightsaber, either having had it confiscated or willingly surrendering it at some point. Then he had to duel a local lord (a prince?) with metal swords, which I believe were specifically referred to as broadswords.

Despite being unused to the heavier weapons and facing a much more experienced duelist, Obi-wan successfully adapts to the situation, wins and impresses his opponent, but does not kill him; I don't remember whether the duel was intended to be to the death or not.

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    This is probably somewhere in the Jedi Apprentice series by Jude Watson. – Lucas Y. Dec 28 '17 at 17:18
  • That was the piece I needed! It's Mark of the Crown – Paladin852 Dec 28 '17 at 17:20
  • If you post that as an answer I'd accept it – Paladin852 Dec 28 '17 at 17:21
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    ""Do you know what this is, Obi-Wan Kenobi?" he asked, flourishing it. "It is a sword," Obi-Wan answered. He had never used the weapon, but he had seen drawings of it at the Temple. It was like a lightsaber, only made of metal. – Valorum Dec 28 '17 at 17:21
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Your description matches The Mark of the Crown, the fourth book of the Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice series by Jude Watson.

Prince Beju flushed an angry red. His hand dropped. He strode to the case displaying antique weapons. He lifted the top and drew one out.

"Do you know what this is, Obi-Wan Kenobi?" he asked, flourishing it.

"It is a sword," Obi-Wan answered. He had never used the weapon, but he had seen drawings of it at the Temple . It was like a lightsaber, only made of metal.

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