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This article is about Anakin Skywalker's first lightsaber. You may be looking for his second lightsaber, or the lightsaber he later used as Darth Vader.
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There are two conflicting sources for this article: Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know and Obi-Wan and Anakin 2.

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"This weapon is your life."
―Obi-Wan Kenobi[1]

Anakin Skywalker's first lightsaber was the first lightsaber owned and built by Anakin Skywalker. It had a blue plasma blade, chunky controls, and thick ridges on the handle.[6] While Skywalker was fighting his way through Poggle the Lesser's battle droid foundries on Geonosis, his lightsaber was destroyed by a mechanical cutting arm. Shortly thereafter, the First Battle of Geonosis occurred, effectively starting the Clone Wars.[1] Sometime prior to the Battle of Christophsis, Skywalker built himself a new lightsaber.[7]

History[]

Construction[]

Sometime prior to 29 BBY,[2] Padawan Anakin Skywalker would travel to Ilum where he would construct his very first lightsaber.[3]

Training sessions[]

"He may be good with a lightsaber, but that doesn't mean he'll make a good Jedi."
―A Duros Jedi[2]

Following the construction of his lightsaber, Skywalker would return back to Coruscant where he would participate in saber training sessions. In one particular session, Skywalker would alter the appearance of a Jedi training droid to mimic the appearance of Darth Maul and his double-bladed lightsaber. Utilizing all his skills, Skywalker would emerge victorious by bisecting the droid in half with his lightsaber.[8]

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Behind the scenes[]

Anakin Skywalker's first lightsaber first appeared in the 2002 canon Star Wars film Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.[1]

Sources are inconsistent regarding when Skywalker first built his lightsaber. He used his first lightsaber throughout the Marvel comic mini-series Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin, when he was twelve years old.[9] However, both Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know and its updated edition state that he built the lightsaber on Ilum at age fourteen.[10][3]

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