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Used by: Obi-Wan Kenobi

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The brash Obi-Wan Kenobi wielded this lightsaber before it was lost in a duel with Darth Maul.

This lightsaber was likely custom machined from aluminum and assembled onto a 3/8" diameter steel rod. The black parts of the prop are plastic or resin.

The emitter head of this lightsaber prop was probably made from a radial bearing retention or retainer ring, used around the collar of bike handlebars. An exact matching bearing has not yet been found.  Inset in the top is a 1 1/2" fender washer. Around the head of Obi-Wan's lightsaber are three chrome metal LED bezels (1 cm diameter). The clear 5 mm LED's in the center were filed flush to the rim of the bezel.

5 mm LED with 1 cm Diameter Chrome Bezel

A red anodized aluminum thumbscrew was used as an activator button, manufacturer unknown.

The gold button on the prop is a brass valve adapter. These are commonly used on bicycle tires. Each manufacturer's adapter differs slightly in shape and the cross-knurling on the side. A tiny metallic purple hemispherical piece was used to plug the interior hole. (This purple hole plug was also used on Mace Windu's onscreen version lightsaber)

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Bike Tire Valve Adaptor

Capping the very end of the saber at the far left of the image above is a 1" Elliptical Vessel Head (VHE-32) available from Plastruct.

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Elliptical Vessel Head

The round black piece on the handle is half of a system for attaching the saber to the Jedi's belt. The other half is a clip worn on the belt that the "knob" on the prop slides into with a simple downward action. By design, the prop remains free to pivot within the clip and is released simply by pressing the two arms on either side of the clip.

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Covertec Belt Clip

These clips are made by Covertec a European manufacturer of protective cases for PDAs, HPCs, mini-notebooks and cellular phones.


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Covertec Belt Clip £2.80 (in quantities of 5) Exportech -
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