Why Duel Worthy Force FX Lightsabers Will NEVER Exist

Force FX lightsabers crossed out

Star Wars Force FX lightsabers are not duel worthy, have never been duel worthy, and may never be duel worthy in the future. Lightsaber enthusiasts sometimes do a Force FX conversion in order to make a Force FX lightsaber duel worthy, but that’s another topic for another article. Right out of the box without any … Read more

What are finger grooves? | Lightsaber Terminology

finger grooves on a lightsaber hilt

Finger grooves are a contoured, lightsaber hilt grip section style that’s intended to be more form-fitting to the wielder’s fingers and hands than other grip section styles. If the grip contours fit your fingers, holding the hilt can be comfortable. If the grip contours don’t fit your fingers, holding the hilt can be uncomfortable. Due to … Read more

Rey’s Episode IX Lightsaber REVEALED at Star Wars Celebration Chicago

Rey lightsaber (repaired Graflex)

“The lightsaber that Rey inherited from Luke lives,” Daisy Ridley said today. Ridley, who plays Rey in the Star Wars movies, made the announcement live at the Star Wars: Episode IX Panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago this morning. The Star Wars: Episode IX Panel, arguably the most anticipated event of Star Wars Celebration 2019, … Read more

Who sells BLACK lightsaber blades (Darksaber style)?

blade lightsaber blades

Since its inception, Darksaber, the infamous black-blacked lightsaber, has captivated the imagination of lightsaber enthusiasts around the world. The unusual weapon, which is part of Star Wars canon, was constructed by Tarre Vizsla, the first Mandalorian Jedi Knight. Unlike most lightsabers, Darksaber’s blade is flat, curved and pointed at the top like a traditional sword … Read more

What is a sabersmith? | Lightsaber Terminology

lightsabers from various custom saber companies

A sabersmith is a lightsaber enthusiast who accepts commissions on custom lightsaber projects. A sabersmith may provide one or multiple lightsaber services including, but not limited to: one-off custom custom lightsaber builds from scratch, electronics installs, repairs, Force FX conversions, powder coating, weathering, etc. A sabersmith is typically a skilled, small scale, individual artisan/technician rather … Read more

What is a lightsaber katana? | Lightsaber Terminology

katana lightsaber

A lightsaber katana is a mashup lightsaber or crossover lightsaber design that incorporates one or many elements of a katana, a traditional Japanese long sword associated with the samurai. Star Wars borrows many elements from the samurai warriors and other Japanese influences, making lightsaber katana and accessories appealing and popular among many lightsaber enthusiasts. Many … Read more

What is a lightsaber tonfa? | Lightsaber Terminology

lightsaber tonfa

A lightsaber tonfa, sometimes referred to as a guard shoto, is a perpendicular-gripped variation of a shoto lightsaber. A lightsaber tonfa uses a shorter-than-standard blade and a hilt comprised a long, main hilt section coupled with a short, perpendicular hilt extension. A lightsaber tonfa can be gripped on the main hilt section or on the smaller, perpendicular … Read more

What is a mod? | Lightsaber Terminology

Ultrasabers lightsabers

A lightsaber mod is a modification or change in appearance or function to a lightsaber, usually by the end user or a sabersmith. Lightsaber modding applies to a tangible, custom lightsaber (e.g. Ultrasabers, Saberforge, Vader’s Vault, etc.) or a virtual, video game lightsaber (e.g. from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic or from non-Star … Read more

3 Common Types of Lightsaber Blade Tips: Round Tip, Bullet Tip, Parabolic Tip

lightsaber blade tip

Lightsaber blades commonly use one of three types of blade tips that attach to the top end of a plastic blade tube. The three blade tip styles are: round, bullet and parabolic. Round Tip The round tip, or rounded tip, is probably the most common lightsaber blade tip type. The round tip is a half … Read more

Star Wars Ultimate FX Lightsaber Line: What You Should Know

The Star Wars Ultimate FX Lightsaber line, manufactured by Hasbro, is an officially licensed high-end plastic lightsaber toy line designed for children. Ultimate FX lightsabers, which light up and use a soundboard with motion activated sound, can be used for light play but are not durable enough for heavy dueling. Similar to Star Wars Force FX lightsabers, Ultimate … Read more