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Anakin Skywalker's (Hayden Christensen) hero lightweight belt lightsaber from George Lucas' Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Anakin used and wore his lightsaber throughout the saga, it being his weapon of choice in countless duels and battles. Following his dramatic turn to the dark side of the Force and the purging of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, Anakin - now Darth Vader - lost possession of his lightsaber during his fateful duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) on the fiery planet of Mustafar.
Anakin's lightsaber is a significant prop in the Star Wars narrative. It is the same weapon that an ageing Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) handed to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in Star Wars: A New Hope. It was lost, along with Luke's hand, at the climax of The Empire Strikes Back, only to be miraculously passed on to Rey (Daisy Ridley) in The Force Awakens. Driven by desire for his grandfather's lightsaber, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) battled Rey for it in Grand Leader Snoke's (Andy Serkis) throne room in The Last Jedi, resulting in its final destruction.
This lightweight version of the iconic weapon was constructed to be worn on Anakin Skywalker's belt. It is crafted in resin and vacuum-metalised with a mirror-chrome finish. Several detailed components decorate the hilt, including a static bronze-coloured button, a gold-coloured strip decorated with a black geometric design, a protruding activator switch, and six black rubber strips, which form the handgrip. The weapon displays signs of production use, and bubbling from the casting process is present on the rubber strips. Dimensions: 28.5 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm (11¼" x 2½" x 2½")
Estimate: £40,000 - 60,000 Ω
SizeItem size: 11.22" × 2.36" × 2.36" (28.5cm × 6cm × 6cm)
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