Here’s my most authentic-looking lightsaber yet. I found the top half at a camera flea market, and I recognized it right away as the kind of flash gun used to make Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber in 1977. I added parts I had lying around and voila.
I wouldn’t call myself a Star Wars fan, although I love the original three films. I also love the design of the Star wars universe, and enjoy the creative use of found objects that snuck into the prop designs in 1977. Those old photographer’s flash handles were perfect for Darth Vader’s lightsaber. Here a couple that I built using vintage flash handles as well.