It’s a Wrap!: 3 Common Types of Wrap for Lightsaber Hilts

lightsaber wrap

Adding a wrap to a lightsaber hilt grip section can make a lightsaber easier to handle and maneuver while enhancing the personality and charm of the hilt as well. Let’s examine 3 common types of wraps for lightsaber hilts. 1. Leather Wrap for Lightsabers A leather wrap (or faux leather wrap) is a one of … Read more

What is fluting? | Lightsaber Terminology

lightsaber fluting

Fluting is a series of hollowed-out vertical grooves on a lightsaber hilt. The grip section is one of the most common areas on a lightsaber hilt to find fluting. The fluting can vary in length, width, and depth. Some lightsaber fluting is more flat and rectangular while other lightsaber fluting is more rounded and almost … Read more

What is a grenade grip? | Lightsaber Terminology

grenade grip lightsaber

A grenade grip is a lightsaber hilt grip section style characterized by a series of intersecting grooves. The grooves, which vary in depth, are sometimes ‘pineapple’ like in texture and appearance. The Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) is the first lightsaber to use the grenade grip style. The Star … 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

What are t-track grips? (Lightsaber Terminology)

T-track grips

T-track grips are a vertical lightsaber grip style used on the Skywalker lightsaber (i.e. Graflex lightsaber) and the Darth Vader lightsaber in the Star Wars Original Trilogy. The grips are referred to as ‘T-Track’ due to the ‘t’ shaped profile of the piece. Watch What are t-track grips? (Lightsaber Terminology) on YouTube A common misconception … Read more

What is a tapered grip? | Lightsaber Terminology

tapered grip lightsaber

A tapered grip is an area in the grip section of a lightsaber hilt where the diameter of the hilts narrows and then flares out again to the original hilt diameter. A tapered grip allows a lightsaber wielder to hold onto the hilt more easily and minimizes the likelihood of the hilt slipping in the … Read more