The Darksaber was an ancient and unique black-bladed lightsaber created by Tarre Vizsla, the first Mandalorian ever inducted into the Jedi Order, prior to 1032 BBY. The weapon was kept in the Jedi Temple after Vizsla’s passing, but members of House Vizsla stole the saber in a conflict with the Jedi during the fall of the Old Republic. The darksaber was passed down, generation to generation, by the ancestors of Pre Vizsla, who held onto the weapon even after the pacifist ideals of the New Mandalorians replaced the warrior ways of Mandalore.
During the Age of the Empire, the Mandalorian weapons expert and rebel Sabine Wren retrieved the darksaber from the Nightsister lair on Dathomir. At the urging of Fenn Rau and her fellow Spectres, Sabine agreed to undergo training with the darksaber under the tutelage of Jedi Knight Kanan Jarrus. Later, Sabine brought the darksaber with her and her rebel companions during a mission to Krownest to seek her family’s support for the rebellion. Sabine became the rightful wielder of the darksaber after defeating Viceroy Gar Saxon in a duel.