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An energy blade weapon from the Star Wars franchise often wielded like a sword or pike. Use this tag for questions about the properties of lightsabers, how they are constructed, etc. Do not use for questions that mention lightsabers but aren't actually about them. Use this tag with the [star-wars] tag.

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Is there any type of lightsaber mace?

My friend and I were joking around about Mace Windu having a mace instead of a lightsaber and that got me wondering: is there any type of mace that uses lightsaber technology?
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What is the process of creating a lightsaber?

So I know lightsabers are made of kyber crystals, but how are they made exactly? What is the process of making a kyber crystal into a killing machine?
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Lightsabers with extendable hilts

Are there any examples (preferably in canon but Legends is also acceptable) of a lightsaber featuring an extending hilt? What I'm looking for is perhaps some kind of telescoping mechanism such that ...
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What is the longest lightsaber blade ever seen

The only thing I can think of is this scene from visions (non canonical to legends OR canon) What is the longest in Canon or legends?
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How does the lightsaber rifle work (in universe)?

From what limited things I’ve seen on the internet, the lightsaber rifle consumes lightsabers as ammunition. I don’t know exactly which comics it’s in, but I know Jocasta Nu uses it against Vader, but ...
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What happens to lightsabers after large battles?

Do the hilts just sit there? I'm specifically refering to huge battles like Geonosis or the 7th Battle of Ruusan. Is there someone who scavenges the sabers, or do the Jedi/Sith send people to recover ...
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Why can’t Jedi/Sith destroy their opponent's lightsaber by sliding down it and cutting the tip of its hilt? [closed]

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 ...
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How would the Darksaber deflect blaster fire?

Although briefly possessed on screen by two Force wielders (Maul and Kanan Jarrus), I don't recall ever seeing the Darksaber being used in the way we've often seen lightsabers used in Star Wars, to ...
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How did one Star Wars character end up in possession of the lightsaber of another character?

So, here goes: In Episode 6 of The Book of Boba Fett. We find out that [character A]: Is in possession of a lightsaber that formerly belonged to [character B]: How did he come in to possession of ...
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Star Wars extra: kid receives light saber as gift and accidentaly slashes grandma, was this official?

I remember it very well: many years ago I rented the official Star Wars episode 4-6 box set at a video rental, and it had a bonus disk, telling the story of how its first episodes where made. Duly ...
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How does the Mandalorian armor stop a lightsaber?

In Season 2 episode 5 of The Mandalorian, we see Din block a lightsaber with his arm. Is it ever explained anywhere how Beskar armor is strong enough to block a lightsaber? Numerous times during the ...
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Could precognition explain the choreographed look of lightsaber duels? [closed]

If you watch the lightsaber fights in the Prequel Trilogy, you'll see a lot of flips and twirls and duelists aiming for each other's lightsabers. Overall, a bunch of flair you would deem unnecessary ...
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What advantage did a red light saber blade have for Sith?

Making a lightsaber with a red blade is seemingly more effort ("bleeding" the kyber crystal) than making one in the common Jedi colors of blue or green. Obviously, the red blade is a form of ...
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Wouldn't a lightsaber melt/blind a wielder? [closed]

This question wasn't identified anywhere else on the site, so I thought I would ask it. Lightsabers are (seemingly) closely related to plasma, which would be the closest tangible thing to a lightsaber ...
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How did Luke get his lightsaber back from Raynar Thul?

In the Unseen Queen, Luke and Han are forced to give up their weapons: Han's knuckles whitened around his blaster grip. "When Hutts ride swoops!" "We would rather have it now," ...
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Why does Kylo Ren's lightsaber use a cracked kyber crystal?

I always assumed that Kylo Ren's lightsaber was different from Ben Solo's because of the cracked kyber crystal. After all if it was the same lightsaber it should have the same kyber crystal which wasn'...
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Are lightsabers flat?

I've always thought of lightsaber blades as dowel-shaped, but if you look at some of the lightsaber fights in the original movies, there are points where it momentarily looks flat like looking at a ...
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Where does the idea that lightsabers can cut through solid objects come from?

In New Hope we don't see a lightsaber do anything that a normal sword wouldn't. The casual manner with which Luke handles it does not suggest that it's an extremely dangerous cutting tool. So where ...
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Who invented the lightsaber?

As we all know, in every Star Wars movie we can see all the Jedi using various colors of lightsabers to fight. Do any of the movies mention who invented the lightsaber and/or why the Jedi started ...
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Can a lightsaber hold someone up?

If you wedged a lightsaber between other sabers or into a material that a saber can't cut well, could you safely dangle off the handle without breaking it, like some sort of climbing spike? Canon ...
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Is there any material which cannot be cut by a lightsaber?

In all the Star Wars movies till now we can see many Jedi & Dark Side characters using various types & colors of lightsabers. As per the movies, lightsabers can cut through everything & ...
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How did Savage Opress obtain his lightsaber?

I did some research but I struggled to find an exact origin of how Savage obtained his lightsaber. I know it is Sith tradition to steal one from a Jedi and "bleed" the crystal, but there's no allusion ...
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How many lightsabers does General Grievous have?

We know General Grievous was handed his first lightsaber by Count Dooku, it having belonged to Sifo-Dyas. We also know he has four other lightsabers, having belonged to Pablo-Jill, Roron Corobb, Eeth ...
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How does a lightsaber behave in a confined space?

Imagine I place a lightsaber hilt upright on the ground, in a room with a very very low ceiling which is to some extent impervious to lightsabers (or at least which takes some time to be melted into ...
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What's the strength of beskar vs. a lightsaber?

It's clear the beskar is extremely resilient and largely impervious to blaster bolts. How resistant is beskar to a direct attack from a lightsaber?
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Are there lightsabers with moving emitters?

Has there ever been shown in Star Wars (canon or Legends, but canon preferably) a lightsaber where the emitter can move position? That is to say, that the 'head' of the lightsaber is hinged or in some ...
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What color is Rey's new lightsaber?

In The Rise of Skywalker, we see Rey has a new lightsaber at the end of the film: Based on this image (and my memory from seeing the film), I would've said this lightsaber's blade was orange or maybe ...
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Can a lightsaber kill its owner?

In all of the Star Wars movies, a Jedi's main weapon is the lightsaber. We can see them with many different colors. So my question is, can the owner of a lightsaber be killed by it?
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Did Ochi wield a lightsaber?

In the movie, Ochi barely appears, However, I vaguely remember Ochi wielding a Green Lightsaber (and the dagger) and used it to kill some of his victims. He is also known as a Sith Assassin, so ...
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When did we first see a purple lightsaber?

I have often heard that the reason why Mace Windu's saber is purple is that Samuel L Jackson just really wanted a purple saber because he likes that color, and thus the purple lightsaber was born. ...
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What stops lightsabers from becoming super long? [duplicate]

What stops the energy produced at the hilt of the Lightsabers from extending ridiculously far? The Lightsabers are generally sword length (or spear length for Darth Maul), so what keeps them that ...
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In Star Wars lore, who made the first light saber and how was it developed? [duplicate]

Extended universe books allude to a Jedi having to "forge" their own light saber as part of their trials. It seems to be both a rite of passage, and a somewhat holy experience. The connection isn't ...
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What happened to ‘old’ lightsabers pre Empire?

In TPM we see Obi-Wan use Qui-Gon's lightsaber to defeat Dart Maul. In AOTC Anakan and Obi-Wan are thrown a couple as they have had their own taken away or destroyed, and in ANH and TESB Luke uses the ...
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Are some lightsabers "stronger"?

Kylo Ren has a seemingly "crude" lightsaber. This is due to a lot of things, but it seems to hold up pretty well, even against a lightsaber made by a Jedi (almost) Master. But throughout the movies, ...
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How was Kylo Ren able to push his opponent to the ground with his lightsaber?

From everything I've seen about lightsabers, they slice pretty handily through most materials (especially human limbs), but for some reason, in The Rise of Skywalker trailer, he bears his opponent to ...
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Has anyone ever used the Force to deactivate an opponent's lightsaber during combat? [duplicate]

Are there any canon sources of a person using the Force to deactivate an opponent's lightsaber during combat? There's a question of whether a lightsaber even needs an activation button because ...
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Has Rey's new lightsaber been seen before in canon or legends?

The new Rise of Skywalker trailer has Rey (or someone who looks an awful lot like her) wielding a new double lightsaber, but now with action deploy mechanism! (someone in marketing has to be giddy). ...
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Why doesn't Anakin's lightsaber explode when it's chopped in half on Geonosis?

We see that lightsabers can create considerable explosions when Luke's is Force-pulled in half in the throne room fight in The Last Jedi, but when Anakin's is chopped in half on the conveyor belt in ...
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Why does Darth Tyranus have a quillon on his lightsaber?

Why does Darth Tyranus have a quillon-like spike sticking out of one side of his lightsaber? See that metal spike sticking out next to the business end of the lightsaber? The quillons on a metal ...
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Do lightsabers absorb blaster energy?

Do lightsabers absorb any of the energy shot at them by a blaster, or is it all deflected away?
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Do Jedi knights take the lightsabers of enemies they have defeated?

As another answer shows, after Anakin defeats Count Dooku in a lightsaber duel at the beginning of Episode III, he drops Dooku's lightsaber and leaves it there. He doesn't just ignore it, he ...
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What happened to Count Dooku's lightsaber?

In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Dooku fights Kenobi and Anakin in front of the 'captured' Palpatine. At the end of the duel, Anakin disarms (and dis-hands) Dooku and takes his ...
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Do laser blasters shoot plasma rays like lightsabers? [duplicate]

I know that lightsabers consist of a plasma blade, powered by a kyber crystal, but do the Blasters in Star Wars work by shooting out plasma rays, too?
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What is the process of making a black lightsaber/Darksaber?

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, we see a Black lightsaber much like a real sword or katana and it was supposedly stolen from the Jedi hundreds of years prior to the Clone Wars by ...
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Why don't lightsaber users turn off their lightsaber midfight to pass through their enemy's defense? [duplicate]

Theoretically if two lightsabers clashed, couldn't one of them quickly switch off and on to "phase" through the other lightsaber and insta-kill the opponent?
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Who taught Kylo Ren to bleed his lightsaber?

Who taught Kylo Ren how to bleed his lightsaber. Did he read about it in former Sith writings, did Snoke teach him (which seems possible but unlikely considering Snoke is not seen with a lightsaber of ...
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Can a lightsaber's length change? [duplicate]

Can a lightsaber's blade length be changed after it's built or is it fixed upon construction of the lightsaber?
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Could a lightsaber be used as a cane?

I recently came across this cover art while reading through The Other Lost Missions: Rare Clone Wars Comics and Literature, Part 2, and I couldn't help but notice the way the guy in the picture, ...
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Do lightsaber blades/blaster bolts cast shadows?

Do lightsaber blades and/or blaster bolts cast shadows? (I know it's possible to see a blade's shadow on the ground during Episode VI, but that was clearly due to technical limitations, not ...
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Does the kyber crystal used in a lightsaber have an effect on the user?

Is there any evidence of a force user using a kyber crystal that is wrong for them in their lightsaber and this having an effect on their ability to use it? How does it impact them?
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