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What do you do with lightsabers?
For those into Jediism, I know many have their own light sabers? Does it have important significance, perhaps spiritual significance in owning and/or creating one?
Do you collect them, make your own. When you have them, do you use them for practice for fighting? I know some are interested in martial arts, fencing ect.
If you have a lightsaber, how many do you have and what kind?
In regards to significance, my saber has been a heavily important part of my Jedi Path. For me it is a symbol, but more importantly it is a tool. It is one you can train with. They're heavy, as a sword is, and requires practise to use properly, and even more to use with mastery (as all things do). A lightsaber can bea reflection of the Jedi that wields it. Mine, as it stands currently, is simple and humble, as I strive to be, with a white blade (canonically a sign of a healed bleeding crystal, symbolizing the healing and change from my previous, destructive life).
I plan on having a collection, but for now I only have one, and I use it for training. I train for combat, practising cuts, blocks, ect to train my body in strength, and I train in flow to enhance my stamina and awareness of body.
And finally, I only have one. It's a simple hand and a half hilt with a simple short blade (28 inches from the emitter) with another 37 inch blade I use for combat training. I do plan on getting staff extensions for it so I can extend the hilt to naginata and saber pike lengths for varied training.
I ordered one because I need more exercise, I have trouble finding exercises, and, based on the videos, spinning one looked really fun and within my physical capabilities at the moment.
It will also make the lightsaber and foam sword fights I have with my kids much more epic.
Also, a Jedi shouldn't feel vain about getting one that makes the neat sounds from the films, even that holds a spiritual connection as being a reference to the origin of our religion. At least, for me it does.
An older Jedi named Kevin Cottam initially saw the lightsabers as being incredibly vain, especially due to their price in some cases. However, he said that he got one to carry because people were actually expecting him to have one. His lack of a lightsaber was actually disappointing to some people, and so he eventually got one and became very fond of it.
When it came to choosing a color that was a bit difficult. Using the source material of the books and movies I feel that the yellow blade was the color for me. Eventually I will build my own but for now I have purchased mine.
Kelrax "Stormcaller" Lorcken, Jedi Navigator
May The Force Guide You
Stormcaller wrote: I myself am wondering where a good source for ordering lightsabers or lightsaber building materials are? Are there video or image tutorials on combat forms to follow?
There are many places, in the end it really comes down to how much work you wanna put into making it, your budget, and what its for.
I'd look into Saberforge and Ultrasabers for most basic sabers, as well as Pach Sabers if you want a nice budget saber to see if you're really interested in going all out in the saber game. ;p