The lightsaber, the weapon of choice for Jedi Knights and Sith Lords, is inspired by the saber (also spelled sabre), a medieval weapon of European origins.

The word saber is derived from the Hungarian word szabni, which means “to cut.” Many classic adventure stories and myths involve a climatic sword fight between the hero and the villain.

The bright laser-projecting quality of the lightsaber was incorporated to give the weapon a more futuristic feel.

  Yoda with a lightsaber from Star Wars
Yoda armed with a lightsaber
  A lightsaber is “not as clumsy or random as a blaster” and “is an elegant weapon of a more civilized age”
  -- Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars (1977)
 Appears in the Following Films
  Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Attack of the Clones (2002)
The Phantom Menace (1999)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars (1977)


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