In contrast to the simple weapon design based on his former master's weapon that he had originally constructed, Kenobi's new weapon had a much more skeletal build. The emitter was separated from the body of the weapon by a bronze and brass cut-back, thin "choke" portion which also held the reserve power cell. Directly below this slim bar was the black ridged handgrip, which occupied the central third of the hilt. The activator was throttle-style, the same sort featured on Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber design. The covertec wheel was black held onto a rigged black extension. Finally sealing the hilt was a chrome emitter. The lone design feature common between Kenobi's new and old weapons were a set of evenly spaced protrusions around the circumference of the pommel.
During Ben Kenobi's exile, he wrote down instructions on how to create a lightsaber after his own in a journal. This journal was then used many years later by Luke Skywalker in order to construct a new lightsaber. Due to the fact that possessing a lightsaber was deemed illegal by the Galactic Empire after Order 66, and obtaining one was near impossible, Luke built his lightsaber by finding the parts required for it throughout Tatooine.