What is a lightsaber blade retention screw? | Lightsaber Terminology

lightsaber blade retention screw

A lightsaber blade retention screw is a tiny screw that allows you to attach and remove a lightsaber blade to a lightsaber hilt. Blade retention screws can come in several different styles and lengths. One of the most common blade retention screw sizes is 8-32 (in various styles and lengths). Watch What is a lightsaber blade … Read more

Can you duel with Star Wars Force FX lightsabers?

blue lightsaber blade

Can Star Wars: The Black Series Force FX lightsabers like this one be used for dueling? Unfortunately, no, because Star Wars Black Series Force FX lightsabers use string blades. String blades are lightsaber blades where the LEDs are contained within the blade itself. During heavy dueling it would easy to disrupt or damage the LEDs … Read more

What is a ‘flashlight’ lightsaber? | Lightsaber Terminology

Ultrasabers lightsabers and a Kyberlight lightsaber

A ‘flashlight lightsaber’ is a derogatory term used by the lightsaber community when a lightsaber hilt is perceived to look or function like a flashlight. Saber enthusiasts accuse several hilts models of being so called ‘flashlight’ lightsabers. Some call various Ultrasabers V2 hilts models flashlight lightsabers. Others call Kyberlight a flashlight lightsaber. Watch What is a … Read more

What is knurling grip, pommel, button, etc? | Lightsaber Terminology

knurling lightsaber grip

Knurling is when a rough texture is rolled on to a metal part. The texture is rolled onto the hilt itself, onto the pommel, or onto other lightsaber sections or components. It’s very common to find some element of knurling on a lightsaber. Sometime you’re find knurling on the grip, like on the Sabertrio Arclyte. … Read more

How many lightsaber companies are there?

lightsaber from various companies

Exactly how many lightsaber companies are there? The short answer is, check out the SaberSourcing List of Lightsaber Companies. It’s one of the most comprehensive lists of lightsaber companies on the internet. The long answer is it depends on your definition of a lightsaber company. Watch How many lightsaber companies are there? on YouTube If … Read more

What is a Star Wars Force FX lightsaber conversion?

Star Wars Force FX lightsaber

Even though, off the shelf, a Star Wars Force FX lightsaber is not duel worthy, sometimes people convert the lightsaber into a duel worthy lightsaber. A saber conversion is not super easy or intuitive, so many people will use a FX conversion kit from The Custom Saber Shop or pay someone to convert the saber for … Read more

What is a shelf queen? | Lightsaber Terminology

Roman Props MK1

As you’re researching lightsabers, you may encounter the term “shelf queen.” A shelf queen is a lightsaber that you ONLY display. You put the lightsaber on your shelf for you and others to admire and you don’t use it for dueling or anything else. The video uses a Roman Props MK1 static hilt as an … Read more

Ripper Blades Guess What Boxes: What You Should Know

Ripper Blades Etsy page

Ripper Blades, a United States based lightsaber blade company, offers Guess What Boxes. Guess What Boxes are available both in the Ripper Blades Etsy store [AFFILIATE LINK] and on the Ripper Blades website (use promo code SSRIPPER for 10% off orders $100+). The Ripper Blades Guess What Box is similar to the Mystery Box concept … Read more

What are Star Wars The Black Series (TBS) Products? | Lightsabers and Beyond

Rey Jedi Training Force FX lightsaber

Hasbro launched the Star Wars: The Black Series product line in 2013, in anticipation of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The product line includes a variety of things like: action figures, vehicles, helmets, lightsabers, of course, and collectibles. If you’ve ever wondered if the Hasbro The Black Series lightsabers were related … Read more

How to Attach non-standard blades To lightsaber hilts

flat acrylic lightsaber blade

Most non-standard lightsaber blades–blades that differ from a standard polycarbonate tube lightsaber blade–use a blade tang/blade stem at the bottom of the blade. The blade tang is cylindrical and looks very similar to a lightsaber blade plug. All you have to do is place the blade tang into the lightsaber emitter, much like you would … Read more