You’re probably familiar with the green, red, and blue lightsabers made popular by the Star Wars films, but did you know that there was also a black lightsaber?
This blade might have a sinister look, but it hasn’t always been a weapon of evil. Keep reading to learn more about the history of the darkest and most storied lightsaber in all the galaxy.
A Dark Design
The black lightsaber was created with a distinctly Mandalorian look. This blade features sharp geometric edges and a style that would be at home alongside any Mandalorian’s armor. The blade has more unique properties than its design and color.
The crystal that powers the blade channels the emotional energy of the wielder and can even start sparking with electricity when emotions run high. This lightsaber also has a higher pitched sound than your standard blade.
The most intriguing property is its ability to parry regular lightsabers. The black bade seems to draw in other lightsabers and deflect their attacks!
This lightsaber was originally intended to be just another vibroblade, but Lucas made the decision to create something that would really stand out instead.
So, who made this potent weapon?
The First Mandalorian Jedi
One of the most historic members of the ancient Jedi order was Tarre Vizsla. Tarre was the first ever Mandalorian to become a member of the Jedi. In order to mark the occasion, Tarre created a unique lightsaber that spoke to their Mandalorian heritage.
The lightsaber would be held at the Jedi Temple for generations to come. Kept as a mere relic of the past. However, the Mandalorians were not content to just sit there and let a piece of their history sit in someone else’s museum.
Theft, Leadership, and Honor
The black lightsaber is now infamous for how often it trades hands. In proper Mandalorian fashion, it is said that the only legitimate way to claim the Darksaber is to defeat its current owner in combat.
During the fall of the Old Republic, the House Vizsla broke into the Jedi Temple and reclaimed their relic.
It is said that this lightsaber brings honor to the Mandalorians and helps the House Vizsla hold their leadership over the rest of the Mandalorians.
With the Darksaber in hand, anyone can become a powerful master of lightsaber combat. They just need to have the strength and cunning to hang on to it when the next challenger approaches!