Replica lightsaber prop from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
Carefully recreated from original archival materials and fully authorized and endorsed by Lucasfilm Ltd
Constructed from durable machined and die-cast metal, each replica is polished and assembled by hand
This special lightsaber comes with a custom-designed display case, a presentation box, a stainless steel metal plaque and a Certificate of Authenticity
This saber is not brand new. It has had one owner and has been in a smoke free house.
Old Ben's lightsaber is one of the most widely recognized weapons from the original trilogy. Its antique design harkens back to an earlier time, or as Obi-Wan puts it, "a more civilized age." What makes this lightsaber so fascinating is that while the design appears very uniform and integrated, the film prop actually comprised several unrelated components.
The pommel (or rear of the lightsaber) was made from a European faucet handle, while the silver band in the center was taken from an antique flashgun similar to the ones used to create Luke's lightsaber for the first two films. The two control switches on the right side of this band are actually 1970's-era transistors. The finned grip ring in front of the band is from a World War I grenade. The rear grip and front emitter have yet to be positively identified, but they appear to be some type of gear and gas burner head respectively. The prop makers for A New Hope masterfully combined these disparate parts into one coherent design. Over the years, it has become one of the most beloved and best-remembered lightsaber designs in the Star Wars saga.
This particular lightsaber replica was one of the more challenging pieces for Master Replicas to produce. I know you will agree that the result you see is the definitive replica of this prop.