Its case consists of impervium found in a deposit on Korriban by Gaiscioch Dearg. The outer shell is anything but elegant, possessing sharpened edges nearer the blade emitter and a gauging hook on the base of the hilt. Hooks and sharp protrusions were actually fairly common of Sith lightsabers in the past, used more for presentation of a sinister looking weapon than actually serving any practical use. That aside, the flat side of the sharpened edges could actually be angled in such a way as to reflect light into the eyes of Dragus' opponents. It was an old trick but one that proved surprisingly effective in this modern age. On the hilt near where Dragus would place his thumb was an activation stud and a small switch used for locking the blade in place. Ordinarily the blade would only remain active while the stud was depressed, though by activating the switch it would remain activated even when the stud was released. Due to the alloy used to construct the hilt, its case appeared silver in hue.
Inside the hilt is a dual combination of crystals that employ a bifurcating cyclical ignition pulse that allows the lightsaber to operate underwater. This was perhaps one of the more useful abilities of the weapon as Dragus often found himself in damp situations. Even during excursions into the sewers and submerged in a sea of excrement, the lighsaber blade could still be activated. The crystals used to create the pulse consisted of Dragus' Vanity, a crystal he personally created, and a dragite crystal found on the Imperial world of M'haeli under the Famine Lord's domain. Beyond the effects of the pulse, the crystals contained in the hilt gave the lightsaber blade several unusual traits. Dragus' Vanity gave the blade its blood red hue and helped to maintain its coherence, while the dragite crystal caused the blade to resonate loudly when struck, inflicting minor sonic damage on anyone in range.
Though having participated in numerous lightsaber duels, Dragus could hardly be considered a master of lightsaber combat. His chosen style with a lightsaber is also the most basic, Shii-Cho: the way of the Sarlaac. Usually he will fight using a two handed grip on the hilt in order to place more force behind his blows and make use of the special attributes of the crystals contained with its impervium shell.