The hinged double-bladed lightsaber was a double-bladed lightsaber variant that featured a hinge in the center of the hilt. It folded for easier storage and one or both blades could be activated while the weapon was collapsed, the parallel blades being able to trap the blade of another lightsaber. Some Jedi Temple Guards carried this style of lightsaber, as did Jedi Wayseeker Orla Jareni and Jedi General Pong Krell, the latter of which having owned two of them.
Hinged double-bladed lightsabers were effectively two single-blade lightsabers joined by a hinge at their pommels. This allowed for greater portability while being carried on a user's belt. Wielders could activate one or both blades while the weapon was still folded, with the parallel blades able to trap the blade of another lightsaber.
Hinged double-bladed lightsabers had a history with the Jedi Order. Some members of the Jedi Temple Guard wielded such lightsabers, in addition to the Guard's lightsaber pikes. All Temple Guard lightsabers were yellow-bladed and identical in design. During the High Republic Era, Umbaran Jedi Wayseeker Orla Jareni owned a white hinged double-bladed lightsaber.
In 35 ABY, while searching for the wayfinder on Kef Bir, Rey fought a vision of herself as a Sith. In the vision, her dark-side counterpart wielded a hinged double-bladed lightsaber with unstable red blades.
Behind the scenes
Hinged double-bladed lightsabers first appeared in "Darkness on Umbara," the seventh episode in the fourth season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series, which first aired on October 28, 2011.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Four
- Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection
- (First identified as hinged double-bladed lightsaber)
Notes and references
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- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Darkness on Umbara"
- ("At the heart of every Jedi lightsaber is a kyber crystal...")
- Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
- Star Wars Rebels – "Shroud of Darkness"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Wrong Jedi"
- The High Republic: Into the Dark
- According to A Princess on Lothal" is "set roughly three years before the events of A New Hope." Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates A New Hope to 0 BBY, "A Princess on Lothal" must take place in 3 BBY. Because Dawn of Rebellion states that "The Mystery of Chopper Base" occurs three years before the Battle of Yavin, it takes place in 3 BBY. Since "Shroud of Darkness" is between these two episodes, its events, which include the vision of the hinged lightsaber, must also be set in 3 BBY. , "
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary states that the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker occur thirty-five years after the Battle of Yavin. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the Battle of Yavin to 0 BBY, The Rise of Skywalker, which includes the vision of the hinged lightsaber, must occur in 35 ABY.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Episode Guide