I have had contact with a viewer of FTSabersite who is also a Blogger here on WordPress. He is also a Lightsaber enthusiast and in chatting suggested I try to create a saber in the likeness of a particular favourite of his. The saber is a representation of Qui-gon Jinn’s famous green bladed weapon. This weapon was last seen in the final duel between Qui-gon and Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace. Sadly Qui-gon fell to Darth Maul’s unconventional technique and double bladed staff. Obi-Wan Kenobi continued the battle and emerged victorious. However at a cost as Qui-gon had been slain and as a way to remember his mentor Obi-Wan took Qui-gon’s saber into safe keeping. It has not been seen since, so I pondered what had happened to it in the time that passed and what it looked like now. This is my interpretation called Ethereal Entity…
I tried to replicate Qui-gon’s hilt with the parts available, and was also able to come up with this theory as to what happened to it. – Obi-Wan took it to Tatooine and it stayed there with Anakin’s weapon until Luke was gifted his father’s weapon in A New Hope. Qui-gon’s hilt remained in Obi-Wan’s home and was discovered by someone who may know Ezra Bridger. This person modified the weapon not knowing who it belonged to and so changed the elegant silver shroud for a less conspicuous tactical black coloured one. This exposed the grooves near the switch section where the silver shroud used to slot together. The silver bands on the emitter were also blackened. This was done as Lightsabers were outlawed during the time of the cartoon series, Rebels (hence Ezra’s original hybrid saber was disguised!). Later the person who took Qui-gon’s saber may have given it to Ezra who in turn may have used it’s crystal in his new Lightsaber.
I don’t know, it’s just a theory I came up with after my friend LR (I won’t name him till I have his permission to!) suggested this project. So may I say a big thank you to LR for his suggestion and to the other viewers of this site for looking in. I hope you liked the saber and the little backstory. Till next time.
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