Star Wars’ Limited Edition “Excalibur” Crossguard Lightsaber Is Better Than Anything Kylo Ren Ever Made

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Summary

  • Star Wars is releasing a limited edition of Stellan Gios’ beautiful crossguard lightsaber, named “Excalibur” by fans, which is even more stunning than Kylo Ren’s.
  • Jedi in the High Republic Era spent a lot of time crafting their lightsabers, making them an extension of themselves. Stellan Gios’ lightsaber is considered one of the most beautiful ever made.
  • Stellan chose to use a crossguard for aesthetic reasons, and his lightsaber lacks the harsh crackling associated with Kylo Ren’s because his kyber crystal was stable. This limited edition is a must-have for fans of the High Republic Era.


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Star Wars is officially releasing a limited edition of Stellan Gios’ beautiful crossguard lightsaber, named “Excalibur” by fans, a beautiful weapon Kylo Ren could only dream of. There are many different types of lightsaber in Star Wars canon, and Kylo Ren’s crossguard lightsaber is surely one of the most striking. The unusual design is actually integral to its design, because Kylo Ren cracked the kyber crystal contained within it when he “bled” it, turning it red. That means the quillons serve an essential function, channeling excess heat to the sides.

Kylo Ren’s is not the only crossguard lightsaber in Star Wars canon, though; an even more beautiful version has been seen wielded by Jedi Master Stellan Gios in the High Republic Era, some 2,000 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Now, Lucasfilm has revealed replicas of this lightsaber, named “Excalibur” by fans, will be available for collectors on shopDisney and Disney Parks later this year. Limited to 5,000 pieces globally, it arrives this fall.


Stellan Gios’ Lightsaber Is One Of The Most Beautiful Seen In Star Wars

Stellan Gios Crossguard Lightsaber

The High Republic Era was a time when the Jedi spent a massive amount of time crafting their lightsabers, working on them carefully to ensure they represented their individual personalities. They viewed the lightsabers as an extension of their own selves, and they lavished a phenomenal amount of love on the only thing they possessed. Stellan Gios’ lightsaber is one of the most beautiful ever made, with a physical crossguard mounted to control the quillon beams when the blade is ignited. “Internally, we often refer to the Jedi of this era as ‘the Jedi Knights of the Round Table,’” Michael Siglain, Lucasfilm Publishing’s creative director, explained to StarWars.com. That explains why Stellan’s lightsaber has come to be known as Excalibur.

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Kylo Ren may be the Jedi most famous for his crossguard lightsaber, but Stellan Gios’ made that blade look amateurish. Unlike Kylo Ren, Stellan chose to use a crossguard simply because he liked the design; his kyber crystal was stable, and the energy flows channeled through the blade and quillons are beautiful, lacking the harsh crackling associated with Kylo Ren’s blade. This collector’s edition is surely a must for lovers of Star Wars‘ High Republic Era, and the 5,000 copies are sure to fly off the shelves.

Source: Lucasfilm