“This was the formal weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. More skill than simple sight was required for its use. An elegant weapon. It was a symbol as well. Anyone can use a blaster or a fusioncutter—but to use a lightsaber well was a mark of someone a cut above the ordinary.” These were the exact words of the great Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and truth be told you won’t find any true Star Wars fans disagreeing with that statement. Designed as much for elegance in combat as for ceremony, the lightsaber is probably the most recognized weapon in sci-fi history, the very image of which was inextricably bound with the mythos of the Jedi Order and their polar opposite, the Sith. The lightsaber has become synonymous with Star Wars and the symbol of the film series with millions of fans around the world owning a toy version or replica of it. But how many things does the average Joe know about this incredible weapon? How many know its history and the little intriguing details about it? In case you are one of those who want to learn more about them grab a bag of popcorn and check out these 25 Things You Might Want To Know About Lightsabers Before Star Wars Episode 7.