As seen in the Darkness on Umbara episode arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we see Pong Krell wield two double-bladed lightsabers. It can be said without doubt that having this many lightsabers is rare. But which other Force users are known to have used two double-bladed lightsabers?

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    For the record, an arc is the development or resolution of the narrative or principal theme. An ark is what Noah and his animals went two-by-two into (hurrah, hurrah).
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  • Did you mean to ask "how many force users dual-wielded double-bladed lightsabers"? Because Darth Maul used a double-bladed lightsaber in "The Phantom Menace", which was sliced in half by Obi Wan Kenobi, and he used a used a different double-bladed lightsaber in "Star Wars: Rebels". So, while not used simultaneously, he did use two. Commented Jul 11, 2019 at 10:07

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As far as I am aware there is no one else known to use two double bladed lightsabers. In fact the below are the only ones I know of who use a double bladed lightsaber and Pong Krell is the only one who has two of them.

Darth Maul

Perhaps the most famous for using a double-bladed lightsaber is Darth Maul, seen using one in Episode I.

Darth Maul wielding his lightsaber

Asajj Ventress

She had two lightsabers that she could fit together to make one double-bladed one.

Asajj Ventress’ lightsaber

Savage Opress

Similar to Darth Maul's and seen in The Clone Wars.

Savage Opress with his lightsaber

Pong Krell

As mentioned by yourself, Pong Krell has two double-bladed lightsabers.

Pong Krell with his lightsabers


Tosan has been known to use a double-bladed lightsaber as well.

Tosan with her lightsaber


We also have the Inquisitors who used-double bladed lightsabers. The below example is of the Grand Inquisitor.

The Grand Inquisitor with his lightsaber


"A Jedi tool - and a Sith weapon" - Kreia.

The double-bladed lightsaber, or to use the fan-preferred term, saberstaff, is an ancient and decidedly Sith weapon. It was first invented by the Sith Lord Exar Kun when he lead his Sith to sack the Jedi Order and decided he needed an edge.

A saberstaff is actually inferior to the standard saber blade because of how dangerous it is to it's wielder. Darth Bane's mentor, a Sith named Kas'im, told the young Sith that the main advantage to wielding one was that it gave the illusion of having dual blades, forcing the opponent to split his focus, while in actuality it was only a single weapon, restrained by it's own length. This advice helped Bane learned to eventually best Kas'im in a duel. Bane himself preferred a fanblade-style saber, the kind used by later Sith Count Dooku and his apprentice, Asajj Ventress.

The style itself was composed of mainly sweeps and slashes, very few thrusts, and focused on wide motions. The two most effective Forms to wield Saberstaffs was Form IV, Ataru, an acrobatic style which relied on the user's Force sense and Form VII, Juyo / Vaapad, the most aggressive form which uses Light and Dark in equal measures. The traditional Sith Form, Form V, Djem So, was grossly unsuited to wielding Saberstaffs, as it was an aggressive counter-acting form, using brute strength, and you can't do a two handed chop with a saberstaff.

That said, the lightsaber was merely a tool for the Jedi to use the Force through - a true master could always utilize a double-bladed even if he never trained with one, as empathized by Kao Cen Darach, a Zabrak Jedi who fought the Sith Lords Vindican and Malgus using his single-bladed lightsaber and Satele Shan's double-bladed one.

To finally answer your question of 'How many force users used two doubled blade one?' the answer is one, even though Pong Krell's saberstaffs (saberstaves?) have been seen bending in half by his belt. They are therefore not true saberstaves, but rather saber-chucks. Kao Cen Darach comes close though. (And Malgus, technically, because he also wields his master Vindican's staberstaff after Kao Cen Darach wounds him.)

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