Among Star Wars fans, the greatest achievement ever would be to own an actual lightsaber. Who doesn’t want a glowing sword that can cut through people and bank vaults?
Wicked Lasers is trying their darndest to make lightsabers a reality. In 2010, the company released the Spyder 3 Arctic laser which was powerful enough to cause some serious damage to people and things. The Spyder looked enough like a lightsaber that Lucasfilm served Wicked Lasers a cease-and-desist letter, but later backed off.
Emboldened, Wicked Lasers is stepping up their lightsaber game with the new LaserSaber, which attaches to Wicked’s Arctic or Krypton hilts. The device is made from 1/8-inch thick polycarbonate and uses a magnetic ball to provide the power-up and power-down effect.
These lasers aren’t safe. The company sells LaserSabers with safety glasses that must be warn when using the laser — even a reflection of the beam could damage your eyes. Prior to purchase, Wicked Laser warns that users shouldn’t be used in any type of “fencing or swordplay” — the above video not withstanding. The device can do damage to “people, pets, and property.”
However, if you’ve got to have a LaserSaber, they start at $389 and range up to $1069 depending on which laser you pick.