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A type of double-bladed lightsaber had a hinged hilt that could fold in half, making it easier to stow while not in use. Essentially a pair of single-bladed lightsabers with their pommels conjoined by a series of hinges,[1] the user was still able to activate one[2] or both blades while the weapon was folded.[4]


Pong Krell wielding dual hinged double-bladed lightsabers.

During the Clone Wars, Jedi General Pong Krell's four-armed Besalisk anatomy allowed him to wield a pair of hinged double-bladed lightsabers, one with blue blades, the other green.[2]

In 3 BBY,[6] while venturing into the Lothal Jedi Temple, Kanan Jarrus experienced a Force vision that featured several Jedi Temple Guards - including the Grand Inquisitor - wielding such weapons.[5]

In 35 ABY,[7] 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.[4]

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Behind the scenesEdit

"Pong Krell['s] lightsaber design introduces something new to the Jedi arsenal. Though double-ended lightsabers had been seen before—most famously wielded by Darth Maul—Krell's are hinged, allowing him to more easily stow them on his belt."
―"Carnage of Krell" Trivia Gallery on[src]

The hinged double-bladed lightsaber of Rey's vision

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,[2] which first aired on October 28, 2011.[8]



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Darkness on Umbara"
  2. StarWars-DatabankII Kyber Crystal (Lightsaber Crystal) in the Databank (backup link) ("At the heart of every Jedi lightsaber is a kyber crystal...")
  3. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  4. 5.0 5.1 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Shroud of Darkness"
  5. According to SWCustom-2011 Star Wars Rebels Returns...with Princess Leia on (backup link), "A Princess on Lothal" is "set roughly three years before the events of A New Hope. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of A New Hope to 0 BBY, "A Princess on Lothal" must take place in 3 BBY. Because Dawn of Rebellion states the events of "The Mystery of Chopper Base" occur 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.
  6. 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 events of The Rise of Skywalker, which includes the vision of the hinged lightsaber, must occur in 35 ABY.
  7. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Episode Guide
Duel · Form Zero · Jar'Kai · Whirlwind of Destiny
I (Shii-Cho) · II (Makashi) · III (Soresu) · IV (Ataru) · V (Shien/Djem So) · VI (Niman) · VII (Juyo/Vaapad)
Cho mai · Cho sun · Dulon · High block · High strike · Low block · Low strike · Middle strike · Mou kei · Ready position · Sai cha · Sai tok · Shiim · Sun djem · Velocities
Broadsaber · Cane lightsaber · Contained energy axe · Crossguard lightsaber · Curved-hilt lightsaber · Darksaber · Double-bladed lightsaber (Double-bladed spinning lightsaber · Hinged double-bladed lightsaber · Split saber) · Dual-phase lightsaber · Great lightsaber · Guard shoto · Lightfoil · Lightwhip · Lightsaber pike · Lightsaber pistol · Lightsaber rifle · Proto-saber · Shoto lightsaber · Sickle-bladed lightsaber · Sith lightsaber · Training lightsaber
Lightsaber-resistant materials:
Armorweave · Beskar · Cortosis · Phrik · Zillo Beast
Blade emitter · Diatium power cell · Kyber crystal · Pommel cap
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