Luke Skywalker was wielding his father's lightsaber, whose light played across the ceiling of Obi-Wan Kenobi's hut, when the old hermit said:
“An elegant weapon for a more civilized time”
Was Obi-Wan referring to a particular time in the history of the Galaxy that he was visioning or that he had lived or heard about? If so, what time was this?
Obi-Wan's remark on civilized times came back to my mind after watching a scene, from The Book of Boba Fett, where Garsa Fwip tells Krrsantan:
...in a more civilized place, in this more civilized times, what was once celebrated in the bloodlust of the arena, is now seen as horror and cruelty.
The above made me wonder if Obi-Wan was referring to civilized times from a personal or from a galactic point of view.