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The Story Behind the Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber

18 Apr 2024
The Story Behind the Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber

A True Legacy: Anakin Skywalker & His Lightsabers (And How to Design Your Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber Replica)

Every story needs a hero...and in the early days, we believed that to be Anakin Skywalker. Sure, he joined the dark side of the force and became Darth Vader, who was hell-bent on destroying the Jedi order. But his story is still one of heartbreak, tragedy and a reminder of what fear can do to a man. 

In this article, we'll talk about Anakin Skywalker's lightsabers, and how you can have a replica just like them.  

Anakin's First Lightsaber: A Padawan's Pride During the Attack of the Clones

Anakin Skywalker's initiation into the world of lightsabers began like many Jedi before him, with a pilgrimage to the icy realm of Ilum to procure a kyber crystal. Constructed during his days as a Padawan, Anakin Skywalker's first lightsaber was a symbol of his burgeoning potential. With its blue plasma blade and intricate hilt design, it mirrored the intensity and complexity of its wielder. Yet, Anakin's impetuous nature led to its premature demise on the dusty plains of Geonosis, where it fell victim to the relentless gears of a droid factory.

Anakin's Second Lightsaber: A Weapon of War and Sorrow

Following the loss of his first lightsaber, Anakin forged a new one, a sleeker iteration that would accompany him throughout the Clone Wars, the Revenge of the Sith and into the heart of darkness. This lightsaber witnessed both heroism and tragedy as Anakin turned against the Jedi. His descent into Darth Vader stained its blade with the blood of countless Jedi. It became a symbol of his allegiance to the Sith and the anguish of his former identity. Ultimately, it was reclaimed by his mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, after their fateful duel on Mustafar, marking the end of his former apprentice and the birth of Darth Vader.

Obi-wan Kenobi took Anakin's lightsaber but the story doesn't end here. 

Darth Vader's Lightsabers: Instruments of Darkness

As Darth Vader, Anakin's connection to this elegant weapon evolved, reflecting the twisted path of his soul. His first Sith lightsaber, born from the ashes of a fallen Jedi, bore witness to his ruthless pursuit of power. Its destruction marked a turning point, leading Vader to craft a new weapon, one that embodied the might and terror of the Sith. With its dual-phase function and imposing design, it stood as a testament to Vader's mastery of the dark side.

We actually wrote a whole article about the Darth Vader's lightsabers - check it out here.  

Anakin's Legacy: Passed Down to The Next Jedi

The saga of Anakin Skywalker's sabers did not end with his transformation into Darth Vader. After sitting dormant on Tatooine for nearly two decades, his second lightsaber found its way into the hands of his son, Luke Skywalker, who wielded it in the struggle against the tyranny of the Empire. Yet, like his father before him, Luke's journey was fraught with loss, and the lightsaber was relinquished during a climactic duel with Darth Vader himself. 

Anakin's Legacy Lives On: Passing the Torch to Rey

In the tapestry of the Force, Anakin Skywalker's lightsabers found new purpose in the hands of a scavenger. When the hallowed weapon was discovered on Takodana , she felt the weight of its legacy and embraced her intertwined destiny with the Jedi who came before her. As Rey embarked on her journey for belonging and identity, the lightsaber became a symbol of hope, guiding her through darkness and standing as a testament to the resilience of the light. In the final confrontation with Emperor Palpatine, Rey wielded Anakin's lightsaber alongside Luke's, uniting past and present and emerging as a hero and custodian of the Force, carrying forward Anakin Skywalker's legacy into a new era of peace and redemption.

The Enduring Mysteries of the Star Wars Galaxy

Yet, even the most formidable weapons are not immune to the passage of time. The fate of Vader's final lightsaber remains shrouded in mystery, its journey through the galaxy unknown. Some believe it to be lost forever, while others whisper of dark rituals and clandestine cults. Whatever its fate, the legacy of Anakin Skywalker's sabers endures, a testament to the enduring power of the Force. 

What do you think happened? Jump over to our Instagram and let us know! 

From Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader: What Neopixel Lightsaber to Match With Your Cosplay 

If you really want to get into character...if you really want to reflect how Anakin Skywalker carried this blue-bladed lightsaber, or how Anakin Skywalker wielded his red blade as the Sith Lord Darth Vader, then you need a lightsaber to match. That means a hilt that is high-quality and well-designed to reflect the original. For a saber replica that fits the bill, you want Canada's best lightsabers from Saber X. 

Every saber boasts stunning finishes and you can choose between baselit, neopixel and proffie. The weight makes it easy to wield and gives you a smooth swing. 

From Ahsoka Tono, Count Dooku, Sith Lord Darth Sidious and Anakin Skywalker, we have lightsabers inspired by all of your favourite characters. Choose yours today and may the force be with you!
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