Obi Wan's Legendary Lightsabers: A Radiant Legacy

Few characters in the vast Star Wars world have captured the audience's attention quite like Obi Wan Kenobi.

Obi Wan Kenobi became an iconic character due to his great wisdom, skill, and loyalty. This legendary character made his first appearance in the original Star Wars film, “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope”.

Anakin Skywalker received mentoring from Obi Wan before his conversion to the dark side. Luckily, it didn’t permanently push him away from the light. Furthermore, his commitment to the Jedi Code and mentorship of Anakin Skywalker is what captivated the audience. Not only that, he also trained Luke Skywalker Lightsaber.

Also, did you know? In the original trilogy, the late actor Sir Alec Guinness played Obi-Wan Kenobi, whereas in the prequel trilogy, Ewan McGregor played the same role.


Obi Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber history goes as far back as his Jedi Knight journey. From his early days as a Padawan to his final moments as a Jedi Master. His Commitment, struggle, and growth are represented by all the three lightsabers he wielded. Not to mention, all his lightsabers emitted vibrant blue color to show his dedication to the peace and Jedi Order.


Obi Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber journey started with the blue blade lightsaber as a Padawan, which he lost during the duel with Anakin Skywalker. He also inherited his fallen Master’s green lightsaber, which was later returned to the Jedi Temple. Later, Obi Wan’s second and third Lightsabers were also of a brilliant blue color.

He lost his second lightsaber during the battle on Utapau and his third lightsaber during his final duel with his former apprentice, turned Darth Vader.

Evolution of Obi Wan’s Lightsabers

Obi Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber has gone through several changes throughout his journey from a young Padawan to a Jedi Master. Though all the lightsabers represent his loyalty to the Jedi Code. His lightsabers show that as a Jedi, Obi Wan prioritizes the defense of others and preserving peace and justice throughout the Star Wars Galaxy.

Enough already. Let’s begin the journey!

First Lightsaber

Under the instruction of his master, Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi Wan built his first Lightsaber as a young Padawan. His first lightsaber, featuring a blue blade, symbolizes his entry to the world of Jedi Knighthood.

Additionally, Obi Wan Kenobi assembled his first lightsaber with great care and precision. He made his first lightsaber simpler and similar to his master’s design. That showed his respect towards his master, Qui-Gon Jinn. This is how his dedication to the Jedi order and code was reflected in his lightsabers. Moreover, it also showed his commitment to protecting the galaxy against the dark forces.

Afterwards, when Clone Commander "Cody" returned his first lightsaber to him, Obi Wan was able to retrieve it from Darth Maul.”. Tragically, Obi Wan later lost his first lightsaber during his duel with his apprentice, who had taken to the dark saber forces. The fight took place on the volcanic planet of Mustafar. Obi Wan defeated Anakin after a fierce battle, leaving him severely injured. This duel deeply hurt Obi Wan, and he made a difficult decision to leave his injured apprentice back. He also left his first blue lightsaber there. This marked a turning point and showed the severed bond between the master and his apprentice and the inevitable change from Anakin to Darth Vader.

After the death of Qui Gon Jinn, Obi Wan inherited his fallen master’s green lightsaber. This green lightsaber was a turning point in his journey. It represented his growth and transition to a more experienced Jedi Knight. It also reflected his role as Jedi Consular, emphasizing his pursuit of the balance of forces. But later, this lightsaber was returned to the Jedi temple.

Second Lightsaber

After his first lightsaber was lost, Obi Wan Kenobi constructed and used his second. The second lightsaber was marked as an important weapon in his continuing journey as a Jedi Knight. Not only that, it also symbolized his will to defend any disruptions in the Galaxy.

Constructed with expertise and featuring a blue blade, Obi Wan’s second lightsaber resembled his first one. His double lightsaber was crucial, showing Obi Wan’s refined combat skills and mastery of forces. Reflecting the elegance and grace with which Obi Wan wielded it in battle, its hilt was also designed elegantly.

Throughout the Clone Wars, Obi Wan wielded his blue lightsaber. During his confrontation with General Grievous on Utapau, Obi Wan was disarmed by the droid general’s mechanical arm resulting in the loss of his second lightsaber.

Third Lightsaber

Obi Wan’s third lightsaber, also known as his final and last lightsaber. His third lightsaber was acquired after he became a Jedi Master. The new lightsaber also featured the same brilliant blue as his first one. Furthermore, the same color throughout all his lightsabers showed his continued dedication towards the Jedi Order and Peace in the Galaxy.

Obi Wan Kenobi’s third lightsaber played a significant role in protecting and guiding Luke Skywalker, the son of Anakin Skywalker. He wielded this lightsaber during his final duel with Darth Vader. Tragically, during this duel, Obi Wan deliberately allowed himself to be struck by his former apprentice to protect Luke Skywalker and aid in his escape. At that moment, Obi Wan Kenobi became one with the force transcending physical appearance.


Owner  Obi Wan Kenobi
Hilt Shape  All Lightsabers: Cylindrical and Straight 
Hilt Material

 First Lightsaber: Silver Alloy Metal

Second Lightsaber: Alloy Metal

Third Lightsaber: Alloy Metal Blade

Type   All Lightsaber: Single Blade
Blade Color  All Lightsaber: Blue


Meaning behind the Blue color

The colors of lightsabers usually represent the role and skills that a certain character possesses. The blue color in general is commonly associated with the Jedi that prioritize the defense of others and peace in the Galaxy. Furthermore, it also showed his unshakable dedication as a Jedi Guardian in upholding the principles of Jedi order and guarding the innocent.

Likewise, the blue color of Obi Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber also represents his role as a Jedi Guardian. It showed his steadfastness, loyalty, and courage to fight against the dark forces. Additionally, the blue lightsaber also symbolizes his willingness to take up arms to safeguard the galaxy from the forces of evil. Demonstrating his commitment to his duty as a Jedi Knight.

So, according to the Jedi Guardian background, it was the right choice to give Obi Wan a blue lightsaber instead of a green one as many fans ask!

Obi Wan Lightsaber Form

‘Obi Wan Revenge of the Sith’ Lightsaber form is a huge example of how he shifted from a defensive mechanism to offensive strikes.

Previously, Obi Wan was known to be exemplary in Form II. However, after witnessing the death of his master, Qui Gon Jinn. Obi Wan quickly realized that he needed to up his game to fight the troopers.

So to counter the drawbacks of his previous lightsaber combat form he shifted to Form III known as Soresu. He soon developed competitive defense capabilities. Obi Wan took the offensive part seriously and was able to expertly deflect blasts.

He focused on minimal leg movement. Surely enough now Oni Wan is remembered by one of the prominent Form III expert figures.


Obi Wan Kenobi’s lightsabers were integral to his journey as a Jedi Knight and a Master. From the construction of his first lightsaber as a young Padawan to his last as master, each lightsaber showed his struggle, growth, and loyalty to the Jedi Way. Whether it was the vibrant blue of his blade or the green of his Master’s blade.

Though these iconic weapons were destroyed during the battles, their legacy lives on and became a symbol of hope. Obi Wan Kenobi’s devotion and self-sacrifice showed he was a true guardian of the forces.

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Canon Appearances

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Life, Death, and the Living Force

Qui-Gon and Obi Wan

Jedi Council: The Act of War 3&4

Star Wars: Obi Wan

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Star Wars 1998 (In Flashbacks)

Age of Republic: Obi Wan Kenobi.

Obi Wan and Anakin 1-5

Choose Your Destiny: An Obi Wan & Anakin

Star Wars Adventure: The Clone Wars

Obi Wan Kenobi: Part I-VI.

Obi Wan: Ep (1-5).

Non Canon Appearances

Star Wars Episode I: I Am a Jedi.

The Sith in The Shadow

The Lesson

Lego Star Wars

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

Star Wars Epic Yarn.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which lightsabers does Obi Wan Kenobi use?

Obi Wan Kenobi constructed and used three lightsabers. All the three lightsabers had vibrant blue plasma blades and a hilt similar to that of his Master’s lightsaber.

Did Obi Wan Kenobi use lightsabers other than blue ones?

Though Obi Wan Kenobi’s original lightsabers are blue, he did use his fallen Master Qui-Gon Jinn’s green lightsaber for a short while. Later, the green lightsaber was returned to the Jedi Temple.

How many different lightsabers did Obi-Wan have?

Obi Wan used three lightsabers that were built according to the needs of the situation. He was constant with the color as well as the construction style of his three lightsabers

Why did Obi-Wan have 3 lightsabers?

During his lifetime Obi Wan used three blue lightsabers of the same design. He replaced his previous lightsaber because of the damage and mutilation. For example, his first lightsaber was lost at Naboo during the duel with Darth Maul. so he had to build a new one.

How did Obi Wan lose his second Lightsaber?

Obi Wan lost his second lightsaber during the battle with the Grievous General. He was disarmed by the general’s mechanical arm, leading to him losing his second lightsaber.

What did the Blue Color in lightsabers represent?

Each color in the lightsaber shows the specific role and skills of the Jedi Order. The Blue Color used in lightsabers represents the role of a character as a Jedi Knight and Guardians.

Did Obi Wan Kenobi use 2 lightsabers at a time?

Though, Obi Wan used three lightsabers during his journey as a Jedi Knight and Master. He used all three individually. Constructing a new one when the previous one was either lost or damaged. Therefore, Obi Wan did not use 2 lightsabers at a time.