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A Force-sensitive stormtroopers lightsaber, which features a flat emitter

The blade emitter was the part of a lightsaber that actually projected the blade. It consisted of the emitter matrix, which further focused the blade after the crystal with a tightly wrapped magnetic field, and the emitter itself, where the blade actually protruded. The emitter possessed the magnetic ring that created the field that contained the plasma of the blade and arced it back to the lightsaber for reconversion back to electricity.

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Specifications

Most lightsaber emitters were set in holes that were slightly recessed back into the casing, though flat emitters held level with the end of the casing were not uncommon. Lightsaber emitters had numerous customization options available to aid in combat, specializing towards specific types of lightsaber combat.

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Emitter shrouds

A lightsaber with an emitter shroud

Though not used by all lightsabers, emitter shrouds could help to prevent the wielder of a weapon so equipped from inadvertently touching the blade while in combat, thus injuring themselves. In the case of weapons specialized in Form V lightsaber combat, the shroud designed to designate separate facets of the blade for either offensive or defensive purposes.

Not all shrouds were alike; some, such as the one on Anakin Skywalker's second lightsaber being extensions of the casing and ending with very rounded angles, and others, such as the one on Darth Vader's lightsaber, being beveled and angular, as well as separate from the casing. In some cases, lightsabers were known to be equipped with double-shrouds, such as Ahsoka Tano's or Bastila Shan's weapons.

Darth Tyranus's lightsaber, with blade guard

Some lightsabers even featured "triple" shrouds, such as Darth Malak's hilt, the third shroud being an exterior plate perpendicular to the double set.

Emitter guards

Emitter guards were an early innovation in lightsabers, seeing use as early as 4,000 BBY . Like the emitter shroud, they were intended to protect the wielder's hand during combat, preventing him from inadvertently touching his own blade.

The lightsaber of Lord Baras, which features a combination emitter.

As with shrouds, not all guards were alike. Single guards appeared to be the most common, such as the one on Count Dooku’s lightsaber. However, some lightsabers, such as K’Kruhk’s featured double guards. Some lightsabers even had as many as three or four as the case with Lord Starkiller's blade.

Combination

Some lightsabers featured an unusual configuration that included both an emitter shroud and a blade guard. It remains unknown what the standard for such a combination emitter is, but the lightsaber of the Sith Lord Baras featured an emitter shroud and a triple-guard assembly.

Appearances

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  • Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith
  • Tales of the Jedi: Fall of the Sith Empire
  • Tales of the Jedi: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Tales of the Jedi: The Freedon Nadd Uprising
  • Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith
  • Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War
  • Tales of the Jedi: Redemption
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 44: The Reaping, Part 2
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
  • Darth Bane: Rule of Two
  • Jedi vs Sith
  • Bane of the Sith
  • Darth Bane: Rule of Two
  • Legacy of the Jedi
  • Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Dark Rival
  • Republic: The Stark Hyperspace War
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Hidden Past
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Mark of the Crown
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Defenders of the Dead
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Uncertain Path
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Captive Temple
  • Jedi Apprentice: The Day of Reckoning
  • Episode I Adventures Game Book 4: Jedi Emergency
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace video game
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Hidden Enemy"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars film / novel / junior novel
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ambush"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rising Malevolence"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shadow of Malevolence"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Destroy Malevolence"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies"
  • The Clone Wars: Wild Space
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Downfall of a Droid"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Duel of the Droids"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cloak of Darkness"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lair of Grievous"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Dooku Captured"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Gungan General"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Jedi Crash"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Defenders of Peace"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Trespass"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Blue Shadow Virus"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Mystery of a Thousand Moons"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Storm Over Ryloth"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Innocents of Ryloth"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Liberty on Ryloth"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hostage Crisis"
  • The Clone Wars: No Prisoners
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
  • Yoda: Dark Rendezvous
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: Purge
  • Star Wars Dark Times 14: Blue Harvest, Part 2
  • The Force Unleashed (novel)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (novel)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Dark Apprentice
  • I, Jedi
  • Shadows of Coruscant in Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook
  • Star Wars Invasion: Refugees
  • Dark Nest I: The Joiner King
  • Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen
  • Dark Nest III: The Swarm War
  • Betrayal
  • Bloodlines
  • Tempest
  • Exile
  • Sacrifice
  • Inferno
  • Fury
  • Revelation
  • Invincible
  • Outcast
  • Omen
  • Star Wars Legacy 39: Tatooine, Part 3

Non-canon appearances

Sources

  • Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary
Lightsabers
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Forms I: Shii-Cho · II: Makashi · III: Soresu · IV: Ataru · V: Shien / Djem So · VI: Niman · VII: Juyo / Vaapad
Techniques Cho mai · Cho mok · Cho sun · Dulon · Faalo's cadences · Faalo's Will · Falling Leaf · Flowing Water · Jedi ready · Jung · Jung ma · Kai-kan · Lus-ma · Mou kei · Sai · Sai cha · Sai tok · Sequence · Shiak · Shiim · Shun · Su · Sun djem · Twin Suns · Velocities
Variations Crossguard lightsaber · Curved-hilt lightsaber · Dual-phase lightsaber · Double-bladed lightsaber · Imperial Knight lightsaber · Lightclub · Lightfoil · Lightwhip · Long-handle lightsaber · Lightsaber pike · Protosaber · Shoto / Guard shoto · Training lightsaber / Sith training saber
Lightsaber-resistant materials Armorweave · Cortosis · Darkswords · Force Weapon · Mandalorian iron · Neuranium · Orbalisks · Phrik · Sith alchemy · Ultrachrome
Technology Blade emitter · Crystal · Diatium power cell · Emitter matrix · Focusing lens · Hilt · Inert power insulator · Pommel cap

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