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At the end of The Rise of Skywalker, Rey

holds a fairly gnarly lightsaber. It doesn't look new.

Have we seen it before?

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    Don't think so, I think the implication is that she built it but we have no extra material to work off of yet. – TheLethalCarrot Dec 19 '19 at 13:04
  • @Valorum This question predates the other one by a week. – z0r Mar 19 '20 at 0:27
  • @z0r - We don't base closes on which comes first but which one is more useful. The other has a more descriptive title. – Valorum Mar 19 '20 at 6:45
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It looks quite similar to the staff she had from the beginning. So probably she has constructed a lightsaber from the handle of it.

Look at this picture of the staff's tip:

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And compare with this image of her new lightsaber: enter image description here

Also see this interesting Stack Exchange discussion.

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    They do look somewhat similar but could you expand on this a bit more. Even just some images for comparison (which should be available) would help this answer a lot. – TheLethalCarrot Dec 19 '19 at 16:26
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    Whoa that's actually really cool – z0r Dec 19 '19 at 21:34
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    The leather wrap on the handle of her new lightsaber is also the same as the wrap on her staff. – L.T.Smash Dec 20 '19 at 3:30
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    Additionally, the RoS visual dictionary says that her quarterstaff is made from a ‘salvaged insulated power conduit’- so it makes sense she used the staff as the base of her new sabre. – Longshanks Dec 26 '19 at 14:26
  • If Abrams, et. al. are really going for symbolism and pulling from extended sources, I'd also bet that the crystal was Kylo Ren's / now Ben's. There's one story of an unstable red crystal being turned yellow by a Jedi. ( starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Jaden_Korr%27s_third_lightsaber ) Wouldn't surprise me if there will be canon (novel, etc.) that describes part of the rise of Skywalker as Rey purifying Ren's crystal. – Van Jan 13 '20 at 20:39

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