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Darth Maul's (Ray Park) hero lightsaber from George Lucas' Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Darth Maul masterfully wielded his lightsaber during the final battle sequence in Theed Palace, where the Sith apprentice fought Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor).
Darth Maul was skilled in the ways of the dark side, creating the saberstaff as his signature weapon. Although the double-bladed lightsaber was first seen on screen in The Phantom Menace, it originated in the comic-book series Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi.
The double-ended hilt is cast in resin, with machined-metal end caps and an internal steel core running through the weapon's body to add weight and strength. It is finished in silver paint, with shades of dark grey applied to give additional depth to the detailing throughout, including the two ribbed hand grips and parts of the blade-emitter plate. Four metallic red activator buttons and four silver control lock buttons run down the hilt's length, and there are three incorporated black rubber O-rings. The lot displays paint wear - which has exposed the resin in places - and cracking on the rubber. Dimensions: 53.5 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm (21" x 2" x 2")
Estimate: £40,000 - 60,000 †Δ
Item size - 21.06" x 1.97" x 1.97" (53.5cm x 5cm x 5cm)
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.