|The lightsaber hilt is a vital piece of a Force user's weapon. Its main purpose is to house the internal components that power, focus, and activate the lightsaber blade. A standard blueprint for the lightsaber hilt does not exist since there are many materials that can be used in its construction. The wielder always chooses the design and materials used.
Crafting a lightsaber is seen as a rite of passage and is one that each Force user must accomplish alone. Each lightsaber is unique, though the most prevalent designs are the single and double-bladed versions. The design of the hilt can be curved, small, or large based on the wielder's preference. The lightsaber hilt is a vital piece, so great time and care are used during the crafting process to avoid mistakes.