The Jedi lightsaber is the weapon of elegance of a more civilized time. In the hands of a Master, a Jedi lightsaber is unstoppable. It slashes through blast doors or whatever type of enemies. Using the Force, a Jedi can predict and deflect incoming blaster rays, and fire them back at the opponent.
When deactivated, a Jedi lightsaber appears as a metallic handle, lined with control buttons and lights. Upon activation, the energy contained within is fully released and generates as a shaft of pure energy about one meter long with various colors ranging from red, blue, green and purple. Humming a distinct sound, the lightsaber’s shimmering blade is capable of slashing through anything except for another lightsaber’s blade.
Lightsabers have changed little in the thousands of years of their employ by the Jedi Order. It was believed that the Jedi order began on the ancient world of Ossus point, where there was an abundance of Adegan crystals in the system. These crystals are essential for the creation of a Jedi lightsaber. Adegan crystals (also known as lightsaber crystals) focus the energy released from a lighsaber's power cell into the tight laser beam.
In the hands of a Master Jedi, a lightsaber is nearly unstoppable. There are various types of lightsabers - different in color, length and power as defined by the streght of a Jedi Knight with the force. Lightsabers can be used to cut through blast doors, enemy droids, and even charging space fighters. Using the Force, a Jedi can predict and deflect incoming blaster bolts, and reflect them back at the firer with a swing of his lightsaber. Jedi Lightsabers >>
Creating Real Lightsabers
In todays modern world where vast advancement in science and techology and the manipulation of laser light for several industrial application, one cant help but wonder if the possibility of creating real light-sabers for weaponry is inevitable.
The closest we have in reality to a lightsaber are plasma guns. Plasma guns are used extensively to coat surfaces with thin films of other materials. They're also used in the construction of all aircraft engines. Large volumes of gas are blasted through an electric arc, or by radio waves or even microwaves. This energizes the gas to a plasma state. Temperatures of 6,600 C to 16,600 C can be reached, which exceeds the surface temperature of the sun. The Science Behind Creating Real Light Sabers >>
TRIVIA: Designing the first of the lightsabers...
Many of the props used in the original Star Wars movies (especially ANew Hope) were put together the old
fashioned way. Not by CGI, not by first going through a design team but by the prop guys looking around for
inspiration. They found inspiration for Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader's Lightsabers in 1940's press camera flashes. How did they come up with Luke's (Anakin Skywalker's original) Light-sabre? >>
In the original film trilogy, Jedi lightsaber blades were blue, green, and red.
The many Expanded Universe (EU) sources, action figures and the jedi lightsaber collections (starwars force fx lightsabers, Master Replica lightsabers, & other toy lightsabers) opened up the spectrum of blade colors to many variations of the said colors, as well as yellow, purple, orange, turquoise, pink, bronze, viridian, brown, silver, and gold, among others; the full variety and extent of focusing gems, and consequently, of colors, are unwell-known. The Different Lightsabers Colors >>
Featured Character: Master Jedi Obi Wan Kenobi
"This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. An elegant weapon for a more civilized time." - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi remembered that more civilized time, before his colleagues fell and darkness enveloped the galaxy. The great Jedi met his own destiny wielding this lightsaber against his former pupil, Darth Vader.
LIGHTSABER COMBAT TECHNIQUES
- Basics of lightsaber Duelling Techniques
Unlike most martial arts involving a weapon, lightsaber duel is an art that is utilized before the weapon is ever drawn and ignited. This is due to the philosophy that a Jedi must only draw his weapon as a final recourse. A Jedi must decide on what situations require the application of deadly force, since the lightsaber is one of the deadliest weapons ever constructed.