I've seen a lot of questions regarding why isn't there a guard on lightsabers, but none of them (nor the answers) I've seen tackle the subject of the lightsabers' weak spot (at least in my mind, I may be mistaken).

When two Jedi/Sith are in a duel, often times they not only hit each other, but struggle a few seconds against each other's blade. In those moments, what stops them from sliding their blade to the hilt, destroying their opponent's lightsaber?

The first argument that comes to mind is if they would do so, they would remove their own guard (since they were repelling their opponent's strike) and they would risk being cut down. But I think it would be possible to move out to the side while still sliding down…

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    Chances are it is possible, but doing so leaves the fighter vulnerable to their opponent. You are applying pressure to their lightsabre, and they're applying pressure to yours - it has to be equal pressure from both opponents, otherwise one will give to the other. By sliding your blade downwards, the pressure changes. Suddenly there's nothing stopping your opponent from getting over your guard. You could step to the side but it's still very, very risky.
    – user25730
    May 3, 2022 at 23:11
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    Does this answer your question? Do lightsabers "stick" to each other?
    – fez
    May 4, 2022 at 5:42
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    Valid point @user25730, however, as the one initiating the "slide maneuver" you would be prepared for the change in pressure and could move in accordance with the expected motion of your opponent's saber, while your opponent wouldn't be expecting it and might just be thrown off balance in addition to losing fingers and/or the saber itself.
    – FreeMan
    May 4, 2022 at 14:53


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