I’ll show you the dark side!
The crossguard lightsaber is a unique weapon in the Star Wars universe, characterized by its two smaller blades that extend perpendicular to the main blade. This design has fascinated fans since its first appearance in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, sparking debates about its history, purpose, and functionality.
The origins of the crossguard lightsaber are still somewhat mysterious. While some fans speculate that the design was invented by the Jedi or Sith during the Old Republic era, there is little concrete evidence to support this theory. Others suggest that the crossguard lightsaber may have been a more recent innovation, possibly created by the Knights of Ren or even the enigmatic Supreme Leader Snoke.
Regardless of its origins, the crossguard lightsaber has quickly become a popular symbol of power and danger in the Star Wars universe. This is partly due to its unique design, which combines the elegance and lethality of a traditional lightsaber with the added functionality of the crossguard blades. The crossguards themselves can be used to deflect incoming attacks or to create openings in an opponent’s defense, making the weapon especially deadly in the hands of a skilled fighter.
In addition to its combat applications, the crossguard lightsaber also holds important symbolic significance in the Star Wars universe. For many fans, the weapon represents a departure from the traditional dichotomy between light and dark side Force users, suggesting that there may be other paths to power and enlightenment beyond the Jedi or Sith. This idea is reinforced by the fact that the crossguard lightsaber is often associated with morally ambiguous characters like Kylo Ren, who is torn between his loyalty to the dark side and his own inner conflict.
I received this Hilt from Fu at Antsaberstore, who is an exceptional and reliable person. He took care of the weathering job, and I am truly impressed by the result. Previously, I had held another ELF Kylo short, but due to some quality control issues, I had to return it. However, the new one took longer to arrive due to COVID restrictions, customs, and decontamination, but the new custom weathering finish made it worth the wait. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise as the Hilt now looks even better than before.
A full breakdown of the Krossguard is below
- Proffie 2.2 soundboard (OS 6.8)
- KR Sabers accurate Wires
- 21700 removable battery
- 3x Shtock NPXL-Connector
- Stainless steal blade plugs
- Custom weathering
- 2x sideblades
- 28mm Smugglers Outpost Elite speaker