Hello Everybody, this saber is my way of tribute to the beautiful soul, Carrie Fisher. Miss Fisher was multi-talented, an actress, author, motivational speaker, script writer, Mother and Daughter with a survivor’s attitude and a wicked sense of humour. But probably her most famous contribution to culture was introducing us to the young, determined, Rebellion Princess in a Galaxy Far, Far Away…Princess Leia. Leia had sharp responses to Darth Vader and Tarkin and demonstrated great strength even when witnessing the destruction of her home planet Alderaan. This resulted in the boys of the 70’s and 80’s wanting to play the Hero and help rescue the Princess, while the girls had an early example of Girl Power, when Leia ended up rescuing the Heroes instead! So this is my tribute from an eternally grateful fan, this is…Forever Princess…
The emitter is based on the Graflex emitter which is a nod to Carrie’s on-screen twin Luke Skywalker. I chose the switch part as a no-nonsense but sleek elegant part, allowing the lines of the saber to flow, just like Carrie’s legendary white dress we first saw her in. The body section reflects the Princess’ link to her “Only Hope” – Obi-Wan Kenobi the Jedi Knight who smuggled her and Luke to be looked after by adoptive parents. Leia would later turn to Obi-Wan for help by sending a message with the two droids, R2-D2 and Threepio to Tatooine before being captured by Vader. The pommel is from a saber called the Epoch, a measure of time, and this reminds me of the time we were privileged to share with the Princess, Carrie Fisher.
I am so grateful for the gifts Carrie Fisher gave me through her acting (and not just in the Star Wars franchise, check out When Harry Met Sally and the Blues Brothers to see what I mean). Carrie’s passing has affected me greatly so I can’t even begin to imagine how those close to her must be feeling but my thoughts and prayers go out to Debbie Reynolds, Billie Lourd, Todd Fisher, her extended family/friends and not forgetting Gary.
Carrie Fisher, our Princess.