First 7 posts split from "[PC]Favourite Level" thread.
Gold plating or solid gold? Easy explanation for that besides just 'bling'. Mace might have an allergy to other metals. For instance, I can only wear 14K or higher gold. I can't do metals with any nickel in them at all (which rules out most steel and other alloys), because I have a severe skin reaction in under an hour. Someone who spends that much time with a lightsaber in hand has to have something they aren't allergic to.
I won't deny the fact that Jackson may well have requested the gold plating to go along with his request for the purple blade color, however.