Everything You’ve Ever Needed to Know about Lightsabers


A lightsaber, also known as a laser sword, is a fictional energy weapon featured in the Star Wars universe. A typical lightsaber is over a meter in length total, usually consisting of a metal hilt (usually around 11 inches in length) that projects a brightly-lit energy blade (usually around 3 feet) in length, though the height can usually be adjusted by a control on the side of the hilt). The lightsaber is the signature weapon of the Jedi order and their Sith counterparts, both of whom can use them for close combat, or to deflect blaster bolts. Its distinct appearance was created using rotoscoping for the original films, and digitally for the prequel trilogy. The lightsaber first appeared in the original 1977 Star Wars film and every Star Wars movie has featured at least one lightsaber duel. In 2008, a survey of approximately 2,000 film fans found it to be the most popular weapon in film history.

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