Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Jedi Academy Training Manual
An extremely rare Lightsaber variant that is usually only found in the hands of skilled Lightsaber Duelists, the Crossguard Lightsaber (Sometimes referred to as a Forked Lightsaber) has a special hilt that typically emits three (Although sometimes only 2) Lightsaber blades. The first blade is the standard, full-length blade common to all Lightsabers. The Crossguard Lightsaber also emits two secondary blades, less than a Human handspan in length and narrower then the standard blade, at an angle between 45 and 135 degrees away from the primary blade. These secondary blades are used to protect the wielder's hand from Lightsaber attacks that slide down the blade. The Crossguard Lightsaber also enables the wielder to parry incoming Lightsaber attacks between the primary and secondary blades, making it easier to Block Lightsaber attacks.
When using a Crossguard Lightsaber with the Block Talent, each successive Use the Force check made to Block an incoming attack incurs only a cumulative -2 penalty, instead of the normal -5 penalty. However, a Crossguard Lightsaber can be difficult to master against ranged opponents, and such a wielder takes a -2 penalty on all Use the Force checks made to use the Deflect Talent.
Weapon Type: Lightsabers
Weight: 0.7 Kilograms
Type: Energy and Slashing
Special: Can be Thrown