What is a slanted emitter? | Lightsaber Terminology
A slanted emitter is an angled or curved lightsaber emitter style. Unlike standard, flat-top emitter styles, a slanted emitter may consist of a angled cut or an s-curve shape. In some cases a slanted emitter may also feature a more standard flat-top emitter on the inside.
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Types of Slanted Emitters: Angled and S-curve
There are two main types of slanted emitters: angled and s-curve. An angled emitter features a constant slope, often around 45 degrees (e.g. Darth Vader lightsaber). An s-curve emitter features an ‘s’ shaped wave or squiggle (e.g. Skywalker lightsaber).
Slanted Emitter with Cutout or Slit
Some lightsaber hilts with a slanted emitter feature a slit or cutout section. A cutout in the emitter may make the emitter section look more jagged and menacing, as if the emitter section has horns or claws.
Slanted Emitter as a Shroud
A slanted emitter may be added to a lightsaber hilt as a shroud that slides over the top of the body of the hilt (e.g. Darth Vader lightsaber).