Vibroblade (Non-Projectile) Vibroblades are the galaxy’s main cutting weapon of choice. Though they come in many different shapes and sizes, ranging from knives to longer swords, Vibroblades are all equipped with a compact ultrasonic generator in the hilt. This causes the blade to vibrate at enormous speeds, thus giving the weapon its name. Because of this ultrasonic vibration, even a glancing blow from one of these weapons could become a life-threatening injury.
As it is quieter than a blaster, the Vibroblade is popular among assassins, but it can also be easily carried as a secondary weapon for close-range fighting. In the past, these weapons were often minted containing a weave of the rare material Cortosis, which allowed the blade to parry even lightsaber strikes, a property that made the Vibroblade a weapon of choice among Sith assassins. However, this practice has been out of favor with commercial forges for some time, as various galactic conflicts have seen a decline in the numbers of Force users.
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