|Usage and History|
|Affiliation(s)||Jedi, Sith, Jensaarii, Ashlans, etc..|
|Era(s)||The Old Republic|
The lightsaber has been the weapon of choice for force-users since before the time of the Old Republic, its invention traces back to the need for a weapon that could overpower almost any armor and deflect almost any attack. Over the years it has refined in design until it became the elegant weapon that was during The New Jedi Order era.
The Seven Jedi forms:
User(s): Kit Fisto
User(s): Count Dooku
User(s): Obi-Wan Kenobi
User(s): Yoda and Qui-Gon Jinn
User(s): Anakin Skywalker
User(s): Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee
User(s): Mace Windu and Depa Billaba
Handle: mostly a simple cylinder, sometimes curved from 8-14 inches long.
Activation System: Some have buttons, while more modern ones like Luke Skywalker's have pressure pads.
Flashback Suppressor: a device that prevents the lightsaber from destroying itself.