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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 about Leia Organa's lightsaber[src]

Leia's lightsaber was a blue-bladed lightsaber used by Padawan Leia Organa during her training under her brother Jedi Knight Luke 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.

DescriptionEdit

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]

HistoryEdit

Usage by Leia OrganaEdit

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Leia Organa training with her lightsaber

In 4 ABY[3] after the Battle of Endor, Organa began training with her brother, Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker on Ajan Kloss. Soon after,[6] 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 didn't do that and never told Leia where he stored her lightsaber.[7] Skywalker took the saber with him into exile on Ahch-To, and stored it inside his hut.[1]

Usage by ReyEdit

"There's something my sister would want you to have."
―Luke Skywalker, to Rey[src]
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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 the 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 brought Organa's lightsaber and Skywalker's first lightsaber to the Lars moisture farm on Tatooine where she used the Force to bury the weapons.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

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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 Star Wars sequel trilogy.[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.[8]

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