How Kylo Ren Lightsaber Comes In Light From A Dark History?

By Marjia Ahmed 8 Min Read

It’s been a long time, the fans of Star Wars talked about the mystery of Kylo Ren lightsaber. Every time we see an episode of Star Wars or a movie, we can’t think of a single moment without a lightsaber.

This weapon makes the story more interesting to the fans. Lightsabers are dramatically related to the popular and evil characters of Star Wars.

Only a few of them were the key point of attraction and Kylo Ren’s lightsaber is one of these. From design to use, everything is unified with this lightsaber from others.

Before you experience another film or episode of Star Wars, know the details about lightsabers. So, we start from the lightsaber of Kylo Ren.

Picture: Lightsaber
Picture: Lightsaber

What is Kylo Ren Lightsaber?

If you are a fan of the Star War Franchise, then there are a few little things we can say to you. Because you already know about it. Among different types of lightsaber, one can be the talk of the town and that one is Kylo Ren Lightsaber.

This is a crossguard lightsaber. This design of this thing is ancient. Such types of design seemed millennia ago. The Great Scourge uses weapons of such design.

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It has a focusing crystal activator. This activator is responsible for splitting the plasma. This plasma goes through three different channels. It was constructed around a dangerously flawed Kyber Crystal. That’s how Kylo can easily and safely use this weapon in a time of urgency.

Picture: Kylo Ren with his lightsaber
Picture: Kylo Ren with his lightsaber

Technical Specification of Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber:

Before we talk in detail about this Lightsaber, we need to focus on some necessary specifications and information that are given below. Check out all of them.

ModelStandard-Hilt Lightsaber, Crossguard Sith Lightsaber
CultureJedi, Sith, Knights of Ren
CreatorsBen Solo
Date CreatedBetween 15 ABY and 25 ABY
OwnersBen Solo/Kylo Ren
Hilt ShapeCylindrical, Straight
Hilt Length29.8 Centimeters (11.73”)
Hilt MaterialHeat-hardened industrial alloy
CrystalKyber crystal, later cracked
Blade TypeSingle blade
Blade colorBlue, later fiery red yellow
ModificationsAdded crossguard and cracked Kyber Crystal
PurposeLightsaber combat
AffiliationJedi Order, Knights of Ren, First Order

What is a Lightsaber?

As a simple definition, a lightsaber is a sword. It’s only used in the Star Wars movies and comes in different colors (blue, yellow, green, red, etc.).

Most of them belonged to the Jedi. Every color represents the good side and the red one is used by the Sith Order. Yes, the Sith order is the only definition of the dark side of Star Wars.

Red-colored lightsaber holds evil power. Only red-colored lightsabers have a specific meaning and other colors are used as usual lightsabers.

All of these lightsabers work only with the power that is provided by crystals. In Star War, we knew these crystals as Kyber Crystals.

Picture: Lightsaber has different colors of the beam
Picture: Lightsaber has different colors of the beam

What is The Power Source of Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber?

Only Kyber Crystal can power lightsabers but these crystals won’t work unless a Jedi or a Sith doesn’t provide their force through the channel.

As known, Jedi meditate on this specific material for days and earn knowledge about it. For the Sith, the story is not the same as Jedi. Sith adopts a different method to drive the lightsaber into the light.

This process is known as “Bleeding”. Hold on! Let me explain more about it. Using the so-called “Bleeding” process, Sith can drive anger, hatred, and negative energies. All these things can power the crystal and become the red that influences the lightsaber’s beam.

For Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber, the actual power source is still unknown and it’s hidden in the deep. A few rumors lead fans to believe that this crystal came from Luke Skywalker or Anakin.

Besides, the crystal that we see in Kylo Ren’s lightsaber is already cracked. That’s why during the “Bleeding” process this lightsaber doesn’t work properly.

Which Facts We Should Know About Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber?

As the story goes forward of Star Wars we found that Kylo Ren’s lightsaber has quite the history behind it. After doing research, we learned lots of new things about this specific lightsaber. Yes, a lot more facts are waiting than you could have imagined.

The Design of Lightsaber is Typically Old

Most of the lightsaber is designed as new but only one gives an ancient look and that is Kylo Ren’s lightsaber. It was made thousands of years ago. The time of battle between the Jedi Order and the Sith Empire causes some severe destruction.

As a result, some deadly weapons are activated. Later everyone discovered green and red lightsabers are two of these.

Picture: Kylo Ren's lightsabers design is old
Picture: Kylo Ren’s lightsabers design is old

Inexperienced hand Build This Lightsaber

Despite the old design, the technology inside is almost new because it has some modern art. But in a part of “The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary”, we learned that the maker of this lightsaber is inexperienced. That’s what, there are many problems, especially inside the core of the lightsaber.

The Kyber Crystal is Cracked

All the lightsabers are made of Kyber Crystal. Kylo Ren’s lightsaber’s Kyber Crystal is cracked. Because of the inexperienced building, one crystal cracked. This is the reason we saw the infamous shape of Ren’s lightsaber.

It is the Color of Evil

From the beginning, Jedi’s lightsabers get a plethora of colors like green, blue and purple. But the Sith Lords have a red lightsaber. 

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No, it’s not a coincidence. When the lightsaber is used with evil, then it becomes red. So, the red lightsaber is the symbol of red.


Lightsabers have various characteristics but Kylo Ren lightsabers are a bit different from all others. It is unique in use as well.

Like other regular lightsabers, this one does produce a stable beam because of the cracked Kyber Crystal. Although the history of this one makes us more excited.

Kylo Ren has the lightsaber without proper knowledge and he left his master as well. Without a master, it’s not easy to get control over a lightsaber.

There was a chance to understand about the lightsaber for Kylo Ren from Snoke. But he also killed him before learning the proper use of the mysterious but deadly weapon.

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