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

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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

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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

What is a Photon Blade? | Lightsaber Terminology

What is a photon blade

A Photon Blade is a style of lightsaber blade containing a green fluorescein dye that, when illuminated with a blue light, shines a bright and vibrant ‘radioactive’ green color. The resulting photon green color appears more vivid and complex than a standard green lightsaber blade. A Photon Blade may serve as a day blade in bright environments, due to … Read more

What is an off-hand lightsaber? | Lightsaber Terminology

Ultrasabers V2 lightsabers are short in length

An off-hand lightsaber is a shoto lightsaber wielded as an off-hand weapon during twin-bladed techniques or duels. In twin-bladed fighting styles, the wielder uses the off-hand lightsaber in conjunction with a full-size lightsaber in the main hand. The off-hand lightsaber, which features a smaller and more maneuverable hilt and blade than a full-size lightsaber, is most … Read more

5 Most Common Types of Lightsaber Blades

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A colorful and vibrant light-up blade is one of the most distinctive and thrilling parts of custom lightsabers and Star Wars Force FX lightsabers alike. Let’s take a closer look at the 5 most common types of lightsaber blades. 1. Standard Blade (removable polycarbonate tube)One of the most common types of lightsaber blades is the … Read more

JQ Sabers: Custom Sabers and Lightsaber Parts Supplier | Lightsaber Company Spotlight

JQ Sabers lightsabers

JQ Sabers is one of the largest and most established custom saber companies in the United Kingdom. The company sells empty lightsaber hilt kits, stunt sabers (no sound), sound sabers, and neopixel sabers. JQ Sabers also carries a wide selection of lightsaber parts and accessories for DIY builds and customizations including: blades, blade plugs, electronics, … Read more

ACLightsabers: Budget Stunt Sabers, Sound Sabers and Accessories | Lightsaber Company Spotlight

ACLightsabers custom sabers (various models)

ACLightsabers, a Malaysia based Etsy store, specializes in creating and selling budget friendly lightsabers. The company, which started in 2015, makes stunt sabers (no sound), sound sabers, and neopixel lightsabers. ACLightsabers also sells some lightsaber accessories like flat acrylic blades, blade plugs (both static and neopixel), and a saber bag. ACLightsabers (Etsy) https://www.etsy.com/shop/ACLightsabers affiliate link … Read more