Every Star Wars fan would love to get a Saberstaff in his hands, either for dueling or collection. Every lightsaber duelist wants Darth Maul’s replica lightsaber he used against Qui-Gon, but a better version. They want a standard lightsaber that they can change into a Saberstaff. A Saberstaff is always better than a standard lightsaber, as two blades are better for crowd control.
On the other hand, the collectors wish to add the best lightsabers to the collection. A Collection is incomplete without a Saberstaff or something that can join two lightsaber pommels and make them a Saberstaff. One such thing is a quick-release coupler, also famous for the Darth Maul lightsaber coupler.
Why? It allows your lightsaber to become a Saberstaff like Maul’s lightsaber. During lightsaber dueling against friends or family, you can quickly transform your dual lightsaber into a Saberstaff using a quick-release lightsaber coupler.
A lightsaber coupler is a small cylindrical device. It is opened at both ends so that you can join two lightsabers pommels at both ends of this device. The diameter of the lightsaber coupler is the same as the cylindrical hilts and pommels of lightsabers. You can quickly join the hilts using the coupler. It can easily hold them both.
Lightsaber coupler has many types like Solid coupler, vented coupler, extension piece, adjustable coupler, and a quick-release coupler. Let’s check the lightsaber coupler functions and which one is good enough to be called a Darth Maul lightsaber coupler.
A Solid coupler is a no-sound lightsaber coupler. This coupler is used mainly for display lightsaber hilts or stunt-purpose lightsabers. A solid coupler does not have any holes or vents required for lightsaber sounds. A lightsaber coupler needs to have these holes to project the sound out of the hilt. If you prefer a lightsaber with sound, look down for other options.
Another type of lightsaber coupler allows the sound to pass through the hilt. As the name says, this coupler has holes and vents mainly for the feature of sound. Although, you can also use it for non-sound lightsabers like display or stunted lightsabers.
An extension piece is an extended type of lightsaber coupler. This coupler spreads across the length of both lightsabers’ hilts. This type is considered a reliable device for lightsaber attachments. Plus, it also has holes and vents to allow sound in lightsabers.
An adjustable coupler is another lightsaber coupler type that better aligns two lightsabers’ hilts, their buttons, and switches. You can adjust the diameter of this lightsaber coupler to fit in perfectly with the diameter of lightsaber hilts. It is another durable lightsaber attachment device that can be fixed with nuts.
Quick Release Coupler
All the lightsaber couplers we discussed above need nuts and bolts for two lightsaber attachments. But a quick-release coupler is a different lightsaber coupler. It is a faster and easy-to-use device that attaches lightsabers and turns them into a Saberstaff.
Unlike the other couplers, you can easily attach two lightsabers into Saberstaff and then detach them with your thumb. It is the only lightsaber coupler that allows you to detach into duel lightsabers during the lightsaber fight. Pretty convenient and cool, right?
Like an adjustable coupler, you can also adjust the Quick-release coupler’s diameter to fit with the hilts of the lightsabers. All that without any nuts and bolts, just screwing and unscrewing with your hand’s thumb.
How to Use A Quick-Release Coupler?
The Quick-release coupler allows you to change your lightsabers from Saberstaff to dual lightsabers quickly. You can follow an effortless procedure from the below step-wise instructions.
- On one end of the coupler, you will see screws. Connect one lightsaber pommel to this end and tighten the screws for two lightsaber attachments. One lightsaber coupler is connected with the first lightsaber pommel.
- You will see a ring on the coupler. Pull this ring back with your forefinger and thumb. Pulling it backward will take the ball bearings away from their original position. Hold the ring back.
- Now that the ball bearings are out of position, you can attach the other lightsaber pommel at the other end of the coupler.
- Once you have attached the other lightsaber, just release the ring, allow the ball bearings to return to their original position, and lock the other lightsaber.
- Both the lightsabers are connected. You have turned your dual lightsabers into a Saberstaff. It is that simple.
How to turn from Saberstaff to Dual lightsaber using Lightsaber Coupler?
The Quick-release coupler’s primary purpose is to allow you to use the coupler in the heat of the duel. The procedure is exactly the same as we discussed earlier, only even more straightforward this time.
Pull the ring again with your finger and thumb if you feel like turning it into dual lightsabers. Pulling the ring will move away from the ball bearings. Your lightsaber pommel will disconnect itself from the quick-release lightsaber coupler. After separating it from the lightsaber pommel, release the ring of the coupler.
The coupler will stay with one lightsaber, but now you have two lightsabers to surprise your opponent.
This type of lightsaber was also used in Star Wars. If you can remember the Clone Wars, Assajj Ventress changed her curved-hilt Saberstaff into dual lightsabers and back to Saberstaff many times. What he used as a lightsaber coupler is not known, but she used something similar to a quick-release coupler.
The same was seen in the Rebels. The Inquisitors, sixth brother, and seventh sister also used their lightsabers in this fashion by using some lightsaber couplers.
So, as a Star Wars enthusiast, you do not want a Saberstaff. All you need is a Quick-release coupler. Be unpredictable, and catch your opponents by surprise when you quickly change your lightsabers from a Saberstaff to two standard lightsabers.