Lightsabers are melee weapons most commonly used by those sensitive to the Force. There are many different varieties of lightsabers and they may be constructed out of a wide variety of materials, but they all share one common component: the Kyber crystal. The rare gem powers their energy blade, one can cut through most known materials and even deflect blaster bolts. The construction process for a lightsaber is a carefully guarded secret by those who possess the knowledge and is passed down exclusively from master to student.
Lightsabers predating the Clone Wars are extremely rare and it is miraculous that this ancient artifact still exists. It is unclear who first constructed it, how it came to be there, or even exactly how old this lightsaber may be. It is in very poor condition and unable to be activated; the hilt is pitted and scraped, with dents and carbon scoring in several places. The small screws that once kept the weapon held together seem to have rusted away decades or even centuries ago. Several vital components inside the weapon are missing, having been scavenged or otherwise missing, and the remaining parts have been heavily corroded. While it is beyond repair, it may be the key to unlocking the secrets of lightsaber construction.