“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” had a minor plot line about Dark Rey — a version of Rey that had been consumed by the dark side. She held a double-bladed lightsaber (a moment in the “Rise of Skywalker” trailer that had fans spinning). But we don’t know much about that lightsaber — until now.

  • The new upcoming book “Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection,” by author Daniel Wallace and from Insight Editions, features a deep dive into Dark Rey’s lightsaber. ScreenRant has an exclusive first look at details from the book.
  • The weapon is double-bladed, like Darth Maul’s lightsaber. It has “a unique swing hinge.”
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Here’s a further explanation of the lightsaber:

“<em>The metallic hilt’s silver sheen is discolored by carbonized blackening around the emitter shrouds. Black rings break up the hilt’s uneven surface. When folded in half, both blades can be ignited in parallel, and with the flick of a wrist, the hilt can swing fully open and lock into place as a saberstaff.”</em>

ScreenRant also shared a photo of the design:

A separate leak from StarWarsNewsNet showed a first look at Rey’s yellow lightsaber, which included elements that originate from her past.

The leak was the first time we saw a glimpse of Rey’s lightsaber, which was seen at the end of “Rise of Skywalker,” as I wrote about for Deseret News.

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Here’s a close look at Rey’s yellow lightsaber from ‘The Rise of Skywalker’
  • “The yellow blade distinguishes her from other Jedi, suggesting she’s a new protector of the galaxy, since this blade color usually belonged to Jedi Temple guards. However you interpret this lightsaber design, Rey is more than a Jedi, a guardian, or a last name. And I really don’t think her story is finished, so it’s nice to get better acquainted with this lightsaber,” according to StarWarsNewsNet.