"A weapon for a more civilized time.." The first Lightsaber was shown in the 1977 movie Star Wars. Obi-Wan (Old Ben) handed Luke the blue Saber previously owned by Anakin, which became the most prominent Lightsaber of the entire Saga. Since then, they have become synonymous with the Jedi and Sith because of George Lucas' creation. Laser swords, they are created by the owner to use in battle, the success of the construction is affected by their control of the Force.