Star Wars: The High Republic–Lightsabers!

Any Star Wars story including Jedi must have lightsabers. And since the High Republic is a new era of Star Wars, we must have new types of lightsabers. And they are awesome! Here’s an example, which belongs to the Jedi Knight Stellan Gios:

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A Jedi Excalibur

The High Republic is a much more stylized era, and the Jedi are akin to the Knights of the Round Table; as such, some lightsabers look positively medieval. Some even have cross guards! What’s really cool is that the cross guards are retractable, so they can more easily hang from a Jedi’s belt. Neat.

Star Wars: High Republic: Stellan Gios Lightsaber Is Exquisite
The above lightsaber with the cross guards retracted (L) and extended (R), and how it hangs in the scabbard.

The image below is great for showcasing the many different types of lightsabers used during the High Republic. There’s a vertical double-blade (the one the bald being is holding), a kind of dark saber (far right), and, even more cool, a parallel double-blade (far left).

And look in the left corner–is that a lothwolf?! How intriguing is that! I’m guessing the Jedi of this era know of the lothwolf’s Force-sensitivity, and their ability to cross great distances with the Force, as seen in Rebels. Are they used in hyperspace travel? I can’t wait to find out!

What do you think of these lightsabers? Let me know in the comments!

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