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"She surrendered her saber to me and said one day it would be picked up again by someone who would finish her journey."
―Luke Skywalker, to Rey[src]

Leia's lightsaber was a blue-bladed lightsaber used by Princess Leia Organa during her time as a Jedi Padawan training under her brother Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. Leia constructed her Jedi weapon shortly after the Battle of Endor, and utilized it in various sparring sessions with Skywalker. She later discontinued her training and gave the lightsaber to Skywalker after Organa sensed the death of her son at the end of her Jedi path. Skywalker kept the lightsaber with him and after his death at the Battle of Crait, gave the weapon to Rey during the final days of the war between the First Order and the Resistance.

Description[]

Leia Organa's lightsaber was a blue-bladed lightsaber[1] powered by a kyber crystal in the core of the hilt.[4] It was silver and copper in color and featured mother-of-pearl inlays.[5] Leia's weapon was considered a work of art, having an elegant symmetry with silver and gold hues that evoke to her upbringing on Alderaan. The narrowneck and ringed emitter of the saber bore a similar appearance to that of Luke Skywalker's green blade. Curved metal grips around the midsection surrounded the crystal heart that which powered the saber.[6]

History[]

Usage by Leia Organa[]

Leia Organa wields her lightsaber

In 4 ABY, after the Battle of Endor, Organa began training with her brother, Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker, on Ajan Kloss.[7] She utilized her lightsaber for sparring sessions during her time as her twin brother's first Padawan.[1] Soon after,[7] Organa discontinued her training after she told Skywalker that she had sensed the death of her son at the end of her Jedi path.[1] While Luke hoped that his sister would resume her training later on, Organa gave him her lightsaber to convince him otherwise, asking to pass it on to a promising student someday. However, Luke kept the saber and never told Leia where he stored it.[8] Eventually, Skywalker went into exile on Ahch-To and took the saber with him, storing it inside his hut.[1]

Usage by Rey[]

"There's something my sister would want you to have."
―Luke Skywalker, to Rey[src]

Rey holding the lightsaber on Ahch-To

After Skywalker's death, his Force spirit gave Organa's lightsaber to Rey, as he believed Organa would want the Jedi Padawan to have her weapon. During the Battle of Exegol, Rey used her master's lightsaber in tandem with the Skywalker lightsaber to deflect Darth Sidious' Force lightning back at the Sith Master, killing him.[1]

Sometime after Exegol, Rey built her own lightsaber and brought both Organa's lightsaber and Skywalker's first lightsaber to the Lars moisture farm on Tatooine, where she used the Force to bury the weapons in the sand.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The screen-used prop from Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker

Leia Organa's lightsaber was created for the 2019 film, Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker, the final installment of the The Skywalker Saga.[1] According to Lucasfilm Archivist Madlyn Burkert, the saber's design was influenced by the Art Deco movement of the 1930s.[5]

When asked about what type of lightsaber she would like during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert when promoting her new book The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher said she liked the color purple.[9]

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