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Darth Bane

dp.jpgDarth Banewp, and his Rule of Two, were created by George Lucas as part of his backstory of the Sith he developed for the prequel trilogy. Bane was first mentioned in The Phantom Menace novel as the creator of the Rule of Two.

Jedi vs. Sith

Appearances Media Type Blade Color
Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith Comic Purple

Reference Images

This design is based on Darth Bane's lightsaber as illustrated by Ramon F. Bachs for Dark Horse Comic's Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith.

Fan Made Images

Hilt History

Path Of Destruction

Appearances Media Type Blade Color
Darth Bane: Path of Destruction Book Red

Reference Images

This is the hilt design from Darth Bane: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn. Joe from Genesis Custom Sabers has some great images of his interpretation of this saber. Here are his notes taken from the Path of Destruction Book. You can also reference this same material on wookieepedia.

I'm not into the SW graphic novels at all, so my knowledge of Darth Bane comes from the brilliant writing of Drew Karpyshyn. For those who have read his novels, you will know that Darth Bane was given a special curved or hooked lightsaber by his Master on Korriban. This lightsaber fit Bane's physically imposing style of fighting. Therefore it has always irritated me that the common Bane lightsaber showing up among saber enthusiasts was a straight saber hilt (as seen in the comics). This became my cause; to bring Darth Bane's lightsaber to life, in keeping with Drew Karpyshyn's vision.
This lightsaber had to look both ancient and yet refined. It had to be curved, with elements that gave it a wicked hook. I wanted this saber to be unique in that it was clearly made to be wielded with two hands.

Fan Made Images

Hilt History

Kas'im presented Bane with a curved-hilt lightsaber that had previously belonged to his own master, a Sith Lord named Na'daz.1)

The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Appearances Media Type Blade Color
The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia Book UNKNOWN

Reference Images

Unknown original designer?

Fan Made Images

Hilt History

NOTES

Special thanks to Rob at Genesis Custom Sabers for the use of his Darth Bane Darth Bane: Path of Destruction saber pictures. Great work Rob!

When Darth Bane was first depicted in the short story “Bane of the Sith” and the comic series “Jedi vs. Sith”, he was depicted wielding a purple-bladed lightsaber with a standard hilt. However, this depiction was retconned by the novel “Darth Bane: Path of Destruction”, which showed Bane wielding a curved-hilted weapon with a red blade. However, images and pictures of Darth Bane produced after the publishing of “Path of Destruction”, continued to depict Bane wielding a standard hilt. Even the cover art of the follow-up novel, “Darth Bane: Rule of Two”, demonstrated this error, though it did correct the blade color to red rather than purple. 2)
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