The Nomad is a Legends-class saber created for personal defense. Like all sabers in the Legends class, it is a replica of an original saber created in antiquity.
This replica, which Crimson Dawn has named "The Nomad", is constructed to resemble the original saber and has been built with high quality parts created specifically for saber combat. The original saber, however, was not.
From our observation of the genuine artifact, we can surmise that the original saber was not created from purpose built saber parts. Rather, it was fashioned from repurposed parts of other machines.
The emitter seems to have been a thrust vectoring nozzle from a small jet or ion engine, probably used in a jetpack or other small craft. A variable throttle gear ring sits directly underneath this emitter, common on many speeder-bike handles of that era. The main grip is just a short piece of plasma conduit, which would actually make for a very strong saber body in a pinch. Lastly, the pommel is made of two blast baffles from an ancient blaster rifle barrel.
It is unknown whether the original Nomad was battle worthy or reliable, but you can rest assured this Nomad replica is up to the task. While resembling the aesthetic of the original, the Nomad replica is not simply a hodge-podge of rickety parts hastily cobbled together. It looks the part of an ancient saber while being built with all the latest technology. The result is a collectible saber that can go toe to toe with any heavy assault saber today.
For saber staff wielders, fear not, one of our coupler pommels can join two Nomads to make a fearsome staff.
"One man's junk is another man's lightsaber... apparently."
-Jorensen Nell, archeologist
The original Nomad was discovered in an archeological dig on the desert world of P3X-421. It was a stroke of genius that Archeologist Jorensen Nell even recognized the saber at all. It was unearthed by her junior colleagues and thrown into a box labeled "ancient junk", awaiting shipment to the Libram Historicum where it would sit on a shelf for years, waiting to be catalogued by a random intern. Thankfully, she recognized that the artifact was purposefully constructed and was not just another piece of ancient junk.
The saber, however, was a paradox. In her report, she postulates that the weapon was likely constructed from salvaged parts, but the skill required to construct such a weapon negated the necessity of using salvaged parts in the first place. A person skilled enough in the force to bind crystals and channel energy with their mind would have no problem reshaping scrap metal. Constructing a forge or a metal cutting lathe is child's play compared to constructing a lightsaber.
Could the saber have been cobbled together out of random parts in haste? Jorensen thought not. The time and patience needed to fashion these parts together to form a functioning saber was a highly complex feat and far exceeded the time it would take to simply reshape scrap metals. She concluded that the pieces of the saber themselves must have been very special to this ancient force user and were deliberately kept intact during the saber's construction. Perhaps the pieces were once a part of this person's original equipment? Maybe they were originally another kind of weapon that they possessed before their force training? We may never know, but thanks to the initiative of one diligent archeologist, this unique saber specimen has been preserved for all.