Replica lightsaber prop from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
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
The lightsaber prop seen in The Empire Strikes Back varies slightly from the piece used by Vader in A New Hope. While both lightsabers probably began as the same antique flashgun, minor details of the prop were altered for use in this second installment of the Star Wars trilogy. Ultimately, this version of the lightsaber would also be dropped and an entirely new prop would be used for Return of The Jedi.
The rubber grips were lengthened by approximately 5/8 of an inch. The clamp lever originally present on the center control box was removed and replaced with a pin and what appears to be a hat nut or other fastening device. Small wires were also inserted into the oval recharge ports near the front of the flashgun. Finally, the control box sidebars were changed to black painted pieces with angled ends, rather than the chrome, squared-off sidebars on the original Star Wars prop.
I know that you enjoy this replica of Darth Vader's infamous weapon as seen in The Empire Strikes Back.