I was just watching this video of some SW dueling at the 2015 World Fencing Championship, and wondered if it's actually possible in the SW universe to construct a multi-colored double-bladed lightsaber?

Are there any accounts of such a thing? If not, would it at least be theoretically possible to make one, or, are there obvious limitations?

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    The lightsaber in the video is basically two regular lightsabers joined at the end. (I was hoping for something a little more exciting, like a rainbow blade...)
    – Laurel
    Mar 10, 2018 at 16:50
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    A dual-bladed lightsaber is simply two lightsabers attached to each other. There's the implication that the may share a power-source, but given that Maul's worked when one half was removed, it may be that the power-sources are simply pressed together and not shared; vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/4/41/…
    – Valorum
    Mar 10, 2018 at 17:01
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    To the best of my knowledge no such things exists in canon. It would be theoretically possible
    – Valorum
    Mar 10, 2018 at 17:01
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    I think it may be possible, but it has not been seen. The lightsaber color as far as I know currently in canon is determined by the crystal, which starts out colorless and is influenced to be a certain color as the padawan goes through training. This is different than at the start where a color was just dependent upon a certain colored crystal. Either way, the only way I could see two colors on a single saber would be to incorporate two separate crystals of different colors into the construction
    – Odin1806
    Mar 10, 2018 at 17:02
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    Disappointed, I'd hoped lightsaber duelling was an actual worldwide fencing competitive category, not just a choreographed show.
    – Paul
    Mar 10, 2018 at 19:37

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According to the Star Wars Database, Maul's double-sided lightsaber was just two standard ones joined together.

The Sith apprentice Darth Maul wielded a double-bladed lightsaber made by joining two hilts together end-to-end.

This makes sense, as the lightsaber continues to function once cut in half.

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Therefore, two lightsabers with different-colored crystals could easily be combined to form a double-bladed lightsaber.


As Rogue Jedi says, Maul's double-bladed saber is essentially two regular sabers. It has two of every necessary component for a lightsaber to function, which means there are probably two kyber crystals in there. If he were to swap them out, he could get practically any combination of lightsaber colors there is. So if you have a saber similar to Maul's saber, you can definitely get a multi-colored double-bladed lightsaber. My source to back up my statement of his saber having two of every component is Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia, published by DK US, authors are Tricia Barr, Adam Bray, and Cole Horton (not the elephant).

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    I apologize if this answer possibly goes against the rules in that it is quite similar to Rogue Jedi's answer, but I was just making the answer more clear to anyone who understands it well enough. At least no one has commented about that... yet... Mar 12, 2018 at 11:18

  If you want to be attuned to weapon then no.

Reason for that is simple - Kyber crystals were sort of Force sensitive. Each Jedi would select (and be selected by) one matching his own personality. Therefore, crystals would become green, blue, and in some rarer instances violet, white or yellow. Sith and other darksiders would bleed crystal and it will become red . So, even those who constructed weapons made of two crystals (Maul, Temple Guards etc...) would have both blades in same color.

Both Jedi and Sith would build their own lightsabers using the Force, therefore it could be implied that they would have to be attuned to Kyber crystals in question to achieve this. Of course, I assume it would be possible to somehow join two already existing sabers into one saberstaff, but I doubt this weapon would be of sufficient quality.

  • Why wouldn't simply attaching two sabers together be sufficient?
    – Valorum
    Mar 14, 2018 at 19:46
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    @Valorum If you read recent comics about Vader, there were whole lot of explanation why his blue lightsaber was not good enough for him as it was weapon of Jedi, and why he needs to construct new one (red) .
    – rs.29
    Mar 14, 2018 at 19:49
  • I think this is answering a slightly different question so I tried to ask it. scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/183540/…
    – Kosmos
    Mar 14, 2018 at 19:59

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