Kylo Ren’s Crossguard Lightsaber Explained

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Since the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens dropped a year ago, fans have been intrigued by the villain Kylo Ren's unique lightsaber.

Appearing on display at Disneyland's "Star Wars Launch Bay" exhibit, a replica of the lightsaber is accompanied by a description explaining its origin.

"Kylo Ren's unusual lightsaber is an ancient design. Although the one he carries is recently constructed. The crossguard blades, or quillions, are raw power vented from the primary central blade," the plaque reads.

Kylo Ren lightsaber

How the lightsaber plays into the upcoming film remains to be seen.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens drops Dec. 17.