Designed as much for elegance in combat as well as for ceremony, the lightsaber (known as a "laser sword" to those who are unfamiliar with the term) is a distinctive weapon, the very image of which is inextricably bound with the myth of the Jedi Order and their polar opposites, the Sith. The lightsaber has also become a symbol of the Jedi Order's dedication to upholding peace and justice throughout the galaxy.