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A lightsabre consists of a handle that produces an energy blade when activated.  Lightsabres are individually crafted, and the size of the handle varies according to the user, with Yoda's lightsabre hilt being less than 20 cm in length, while Darth Maul's double lightsabre hilt was over 60 cm in length.  Similarly, the length of a lightsabre's blade varies depending on the needs of the user.
 
A lightsabre consists of a handle that produces an energy blade when activated.  Lightsabres are individually crafted, and the size of the handle varies according to the user, with Yoda's lightsabre hilt being less than 20 cm in length, while Darth Maul's double lightsabre hilt was over 60 cm in length.  Similarly, the length of a lightsabre's blade varies depending on the needs of the user.
  
When activated, the lightsabre blade is rigid and "solid", allowing it to interact with solid objects and other forms of energy without noticeably bending.  Lightsabres are capable of cutting through most materials without significant resistance.  Dense materials and massive objects, like Phrik or blast doors<ref>''[[Star Wars: The Phantom Menace]]''</ref> respectively, will slow them down, and [[cortosis]] can survive prolonged exposure and can sometimes destroy a 'blade' completely.  Lightsabre blades have not demonstrated any ability to "cut" through energy fields, such as other lightsabre blades or the [[forcefield]]s in the facilities beneath the royal palace at [[Theed]]<ref>''[[Star Wars: The Phantom Menace]]''</ref>.
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When activated, the lightsabre blade is rigid and "solid", allowing it to interact with solid objects and other forms of energy without noticeably bending.  Lightsabres are capable of cutting through most materials without significant resistance.  Dense materials and massive objects, like Phrik or blast doors<ref>''[[Star Wars: The Phantom Menace]]''</ref> respectively, will slow them down, and [[cortosis]] can survive prolonged exposure and can sometimes destroy a 'blade' completely.  Lightsabre blades have not demonstrated any ability to "cut" through energy fields, such as other lightsabre blades or the [[force field]]s in the facilities beneath the royal palace at [[Theed]]<ref>''[[Star Wars: The Phantom Menace]]''</ref>.
  
 
Lightsabres are effective at deflecting other energy weapons, be they lightsabres or [[blaster]] bolts.  The incredible reflexes needed to block blaster fire, however, mean that only [[The Force|Force]] users are generally capable of this feat.
 
Lightsabres are effective at deflecting other energy weapons, be they lightsabres or [[blaster]] bolts.  The incredible reflexes needed to block blaster fire, however, mean that only [[The Force|Force]] users are generally capable of this feat.

Revision as of 17:03, 8 February 2008

Lightsabres are close combat weapons used by the Jedi and Sith in Star Wars.

A lightsabre consists of a handle that produces an energy blade when activated. Lightsabres are individually crafted, and the size of the handle varies according to the user, with Yoda's lightsabre hilt being less than 20 cm in length, while Darth Maul's double lightsabre hilt was over 60 cm in length. Similarly, the length of a lightsabre's blade varies depending on the needs of the user.

When activated, the lightsabre blade is rigid and "solid", allowing it to interact with solid objects and other forms of energy without noticeably bending. Lightsabres are capable of cutting through most materials without significant resistance. Dense materials and massive objects, like Phrik or blast doors[1] respectively, will slow them down, and cortosis can survive prolonged exposure and can sometimes destroy a 'blade' completely. Lightsabre blades have not demonstrated any ability to "cut" through energy fields, such as other lightsabre blades or the force fields in the facilities beneath the royal palace at Theed[2].

Lightsabres are effective at deflecting other energy weapons, be they lightsabres or blaster bolts. The incredible reflexes needed to block blaster fire, however, mean that only Force users are generally capable of this feat.

References

  1. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
  2. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace