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As The Mandalorian heads towards European shores on 24th March, StarWars.com take a look at a key plot point from the eighth and final episode of the show as they delve into the history of the darksaber.

Few weapons have as long and storied a history as the Darksaber of MandaloreStar Wars fans first set eyes on the extraordinary black-bladed lightsaber in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and it has since played a vital role in Star Wars Rebels — and made a surprise return in The Mandalorian.

Why was the reappearance of the legendary weapon such a huge moment in the Disney+ series? Let’s take a look at the history of the Darksaber, from the warriors who wielded it during the long history of Mandalore to what it means to see it again in the galaxy after the events of the Galactic Civil War.

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Darksaber (Star Wars)
  • Spectra Books
  • Kevin J. Anderson (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 448 Pages - 10/01/1996 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)