What is a collapsible hilt lightsaber? (Lightsaber Terminology)

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Jedi Master Pong Krell (right) wearing two double-bladed collapsible lightsabers | IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Disney

A collapsible hilt lightsaber is a variation of a double-bladed lightsaber that folds together in the center, making the lightsaber easier to clip to a utility belt. Promotional footage for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker depicts a dark-robed Rey unfolding a red double-bladed collapsible lightsaber.

A collapsible hilt lightsaber joins the two hilts with a hinged connector mechanism. The hilts securely lock into place after they are fully extended for battle or collapsed for wearing on a utility belt.

Several additional characters in Star Wars wield collapsible double-bladed lightsabers. Jedi Master Pong Krell uses two collapsible double-bladed lightsabers during the Clone Wars era. Jedi Temple Guards also use yellow-bladed collapsible lightsaber pikes as well.

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Rey unforlding a collapsible hilt lightsaber in promotional footage for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Disney

 

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