Spinsticks were a type of weapon that were viewed by some individuals as esoteric by the year 19 BBY. The weapons were utilized by some members of the Force-sensitive Gray Paladins—an offshoot of the Teepo Paladins—who were themselves a part of the Jedi Order. The Gray Paladins used weapons such as spinsticks to avoid relying on the Force or lightsabers, the traditional weapons of the Jedi.
Behind the scenes
Spinsticks were first mentioned in Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight, a 2008 novel written by Michael Reaves. On March 11, 2011, "Citadel Rescue," an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, retconned Jedi Master Even Piell's death to occur in the episode, instead of the novel, making it ambiguous how the events of the novel fit in with the altered continuity.
- Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (First mentioned)