That’s right, your eyes are not deceiving you. You have an opportunity to own a lightsaber used by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) himself in the filming of Return of the Jedi.
While multiple such props were utilized in the filming of Star Wars, this lightsaber appears in a key moment in Episode VI as Luke, Han, and Chewie are facing certain execution in the Sarlacc Pit. When the walls are closing in and all hope seems lost, it is revealed that R2D2 had been storing Luke’s saber. He discharges the energy blade and it flies directly into Luke’s awaiting grasp, keying the rebels’ escape. I can still remember trembling with anticipation watching this scene for the first time.
Forged of brass and machined cast metal, this prop from one of the most popular movies of all time can go home with you, but you’ve got to be willing to part with a pretty penny to get it. The price is expected to hit close to 150,000 US Dollars. Along with this piece of cinematic history, comes a certificate of authentication.
Act quickly, though. As is the case with all authentic items associated with such acclaim, the price tag isn’t going to keep collectors at bay for long.