During the reformation of the Sith Empire, the classical Sith swords were generally swept by the wayside in favor of lightsabers. Overall, the standard Sith lightsabers of the era featured aggressive, squared-off technical designs, in contrast to the more rounded weapons favored by the Jedi
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. In addition to the traditional scarlet lightsaber crystals, Sith lightsabers would often have elaborate emitter guard assemblies, with a double axe-head design being prevalent. This style of armament was exemplified by the Sith Warrior
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class, who favored standard lightsabers but emphasized power and aggression in their use.
The more esoteric models were favored by the Sith Inquisitors
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, who often wielded saberstaffs. Inquisitor lightsabers, while still demonstrating the aggressive and angular design characteristic of Sith weapons, also featured strange design elements, such as exposed or oversized crystal chambers, or translucent hilts with electrical energy flowing through it. Also, Inquisitors would occasionally eschew the traditional scarlet crystals in favor of violet blades.
Despite the widespread standardization during that era, many Sith Lords would favor more unique weapon designs.