Reform Lightsaber (Obi-Wan Kenobi’s missing weapon)

Back to Star Wars, where it all began for my next offering. Hopefully you will all have seen the first film of the saga, if not I will try and keep spoilers to a minimum!

We were introduced to a farmboy on a desert planet who met a mysterious hermit. This hermit turned out to be the exiled Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by the great Sir Alec Guinness. Obi-Wan guided the farmboy into an interstellar adventure with a Princess, a smuggler and his furry companion and a larger than life villain dressed all in black on a space station. To help the heroes escape Obi-Wan provides a distraction by taking on the villain, Darth Vader, in a Lightsaber battle. Obi-Wan had no intention of winning the duel, he just wanted to buy time for the heroes to escape in the spaceship, the Millennium Falcon. The final moments of the confrontation were iconic as Obi-Wan lifted his saber into a final salute and was cut down by Vader. However Obi-Wan was not in the cloak which fell to the floor, only his Lightsaber remained resting on top of the garment. Darth Vader collects the weapon and takes it with him never to be seen by us again.

Long story over, there were theories that Vader secured the fallen Jedi’s weapon in a private collection on the space station, others were he took it with him in his Tie-Fighter. I wondered what happened either way as we never saw it. This led to my next design. What if the saber somehow survived and was discovered by a Force sensitive who modified it, not knowing who it belonged to. This saber I call Reform..

I imagined the Force sensitive took the emitter and mated it to a more powerful power source (recreated with the FTE pommel) to give them an advantage over their opponents, as the knowledge to refine saber designs was scarce.

So that was Reform, I hope you liked it and the backstory that inspired it. Thanks for checking this out, till next time.

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