A lightsaber coupler or connector joins two lightsaber hilts together to make a saberstaff or double-bladed lightsaber. Let’s take a look at 5 of most common types of lightsaber couplers. Consider that some of the coupler types can be combined. For example, the Ultrasabers Quick Release Coupler is also adjustable and vented.
1. Solid Coupler (No Sound)
A solid coupler without any holes or vents is designed for display hilts or stunt sabers (no sound) only. A solid coupler WILL NOT work with sound sabers. Sound saber require a coupler with holes or vents to allow the sound to project out of the hilt.
2. Vented Coupler
A vented or slotted coupler contains a series of windows or slots that allow sound to project out of the hilt. Sound sabers MUST use a vented coupler. Though not required, a vented coupler may also be used with a display hilt or a stunt saber.
3. Extension Piece
An extension piece is a longer coupler that extends the length of the hilt. Some extension pieces may have windows or vents that could allow the piece to be used as a crystal chamber.
4. Adjustable Coupler
An adjustable coupler allows lightsaber enthusiasts to align the buttons and switches on the the two ajoining lightsaber hilts.
5. Quick Release Coupler
A quick release coupler allows the user to easily disconnect a double-bladed lightsaber into two separate lightsabers or connect two lightsabers together without screwing or unscrewing.
Final Thoughts: Coupler Compatibility and Threading
Couplers from one lightsaber company are not necessarily compatible with lightsabers from another company. When selecting a coupler, ensure that the coupler is compatible with your lightsaber hilt model. An Ultrasabers coupler or Saberforge coupler is NOT compatible with Force FX lightsabers, for example.
COVER IMAGE: [No Sound] Standard MHS Coupler (upper left corner), Ultrasabers saberstaff with [No Sound] Standard MHS Coupler (left) and Sabertrio saberstaff with S3 Coupler Silver Black (right)