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 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

Lightsaber Hilt Grip Section Styles: What You Should Know

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Lightsaber hilts use lots of different types and styles of grip sections. Some grip sections, especially grip sections on Star Wars movie inspired hilts, are mainly meant to look cool. Other grip sections are more practical and comfortable during lightsaber dueling and everyday use. Let’s look at some common lightsaber grip sections styles. Grenade Grip … 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