The Ultimate Guide To Different Types of Lightsabers

Lightsabers have evolved quite a bit as the Star Wars narrative has progressed. But do you know there is a world of variation behind this clean, clear-looking artifact? 

Many lightsaber variants are unique to the Jedi & Sith knight that uses the weapon. 

Put on your training remote because it is time to get into the ultimate guide to the types of Star Wars lightsabers!

The Classic Lightsabers

Imagine a weapon that hums like a neon sign and cuts through doors smoothly! That's classic lightsabers. 

Classic lightsabers are for slicing up bad guys with righteousness, and Sith is for looking supervillainous while you do it. Let’s understand and deeply explore them one by one. 

Single-Bladed Lightsaber: The One For The Ages



Coolest Wielders

Simple to use, effective in all situations

Limited reach compared to some other styles

Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Rey


Let's start with the most recognizable lightsaber: the single blade. 

This elegant weapon, wielded by legendary heroes like Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, is a marvel of engineering. Its balanced design allows offense and defense, making it a versatile choice for Jedi and Sith. 

Double-Bladed Lightsaber: Twice The Danger, Double The Fun



Coolest Wielders

Devastating offensive capabilities can block attacks from multiple angles

Difficult to master, leaves the wielder vulnerable during spins

Darth Maul, Exar Kun


The double-bladed lightsaber is the ultimate showstopper for those who like a bit more flash and danger. 

Imagine Darth Maul, a whirlwind of crimson fury, spinning his double-bladed lightsaber like a deadly ballerina. This aggressive weapon offers exceptional offense but requires immense skill and focus to wield effectively.

Lightsaber Pike: Keeping Your Enemies At Bay



Coolest Wielders

Excellent reach, ideal for crowd control

Less maneuverable than shorter lightsabers, awkward in tight spaces

Jedi Temple Guards, Pong Krell

The lightsaber pike takes the classic single blade and extends the hilt into a staff, perfect for keeping those pesky blaster-wielding foes at a distance. 

Think of it as the lightsaber version of a quarterstaff. The Jedi Temple Guards wielded these pikes gracefully and precisely, forming a formidable wall of defense.

Lightsaber Staff: A Double-Bladed Pike For The Truly Fearless



Coolest Wielders

Unmatched reach, can cleave through multiple opponents at once

Incredibly difficult to control and use in close quarters

Shadow Guards

Look no further than the lightsaber staff for the ultimate in reach and intimidation. This weapon consists of two blades on a long staff, essentially a double-bladed lightsaber on steroids. 

Think of Darth Maul's lightsaber, but even more impractical. Canonically, these were wielded by the insane Sith cultists called the Shadow Guards, so that should tell you all you need to know about their deadliness.

Curved-Hilt Lightsaber: Elegance And Aggression In One



Coolest Wielders

Powerful strikes, excellent for both offense and defense

Requires a specific fighting style to be effective and less adaptable to different situations

Asajj Ventress, Count Dooku

The curved-hilt lightsaber is a thing of beauty. Its handle is designed for a more natural two-handed grip. 

This design allows for powerful swings and thrusts, favored by lightsaber duelists known for their finesse and aggression, like Asajj Ventress and Count Dooku.

Shoto: The Backup Blade For The Agile Warrior



Coolest Wielders

Excellent for parrying and deflecting blaster bolts, allows for unpredictable attacks

Limited offensive power due to its small size

Ezra Bridger, General Grievous

allows for unpredictable attacks



The Shoto is a small, off-hand lightsaber used in conjunction with a regular lightsaber. 

Think of it as the lightsaber equivalent of a dagger. While not meant for primary combat, a shoto allows quick strikes and defense when the main hand is occupied. Famous Mandalorian Jedi like Ezra Bridger used these to significant effect.

Lightsaber Deep Cuts: Exploring The Unconventional

We've covered the classics, but the world of Star Wars lightsabers extends far beyond the training halls of the Jedi Temple. 

Buckle up, young Padawan, because we're about to explore some of the more unique and unusual lightsaber types!

Dual-Phase Lightsaber: A Sith Invention For Extra Brutality



Coolest Wielders

Unpredictable blade length, increased reach, and power in extended state

Unstable and prone to overheating, requires exceptional control from the wielder

Darth Vader

Darth Vader's lightsaber was no ordinary weapon. This customized hilt housed an unstable kyber crystal, allowing the blade to switch between two lengths at will. 

Imagine the intimidation factor of a lightsaber that could unexpectedly extend and skewer your defenses! This innovation, however, came at a cost. The unstable crystal made the blade prone to overheating, a risk Vader was more than willing to take for the added brutality.

Split Saber: The Two-in-One Surprise



Coolest Wielders

Compact and easily concealed, allows for surprise attacks and adaptable fighting styles.

Weaker blades than standard lightsabers require single and double-bladed combat training

Jedi Temple undercover operatives


Invented by the Jedi Temple for undercover operations, the split saber could separate into two short lightsabers. This allowed the wielder to fight in a traditional style or surprise opponents with a hidden blade. 

Think of it as the lightsaber equivalent of a trick switchblade. While not as powerful as some other sabers, its versatility made it a valuable tool for covert missions.

Darksaber: The Mandalorian Blacksmith's Dream



Coolest Wielders

Unbreakable black blade, can pierce through other lightsabers

Limited reach due to the short blade, considered an unorthodox weapon by some force users

Tarre Vizsla (the original Mandalorian Jedi), Moff Gideon, Din Djarin (the Mandalorian)

The Darksaber is a unique weapon forged by a Mandalorian Jedi. Unlike most lightsabers, its blade is flat and black, resembling a traditional Mandalorian blade. This prized possession became a symbol of Mandalorian leadership, coveted by both Mandalorians and Force-users. 

Its unique properties allowed it to pierce through lightsaber blades, making it a deadly weapon in skilled hands.

Lightsaber Whip: Because Why Not?



Coolest Wielders

Unorthodox and unpredictable, perfect for disarming opponents and controlling a wide area

Difficult to master, requires immense control to prevent the wielder from getting tangled or injured

Cal Kestis - a Jedi Padawan from a Star Wars video game

The lightsaber whip sounds precisely like a lightsaber blade that can be extended and contracted like a whip. 

Created by a rogue Jedi inventor, the lightsaber whip offered incredible reach and the ability to disarm opponents with its unique flexibility. While never widely used, it is a testament to some builders' creativity and perhaps eccentricity.

Conclusion: A Lightsaber for Every Fighting Style

Lightsabers, those humming beams of pure energy, are more than a weapon. 

They're an extension of the wielder's personality and fighting style. From the classic single blade to the outlandish lightsaber whip, there's a kind of Star Wars lightsaber out there for every kind of Jedi, Sith, or even Mandalorian warrior.

Whether you crave the elegance of a curved-hilt lightsaber or the versatility of a split saber, SPACESABERS has crafted multiple blades inspired by your favorite characters from Star Wars. 

Pick your favorite lightsaber, and get ready to duel! 

May The Force Be With You!