The problem a lot of people have pointed out is that the cross in the middle is metal and that in a saberlock you could slide your sword to cut through the metal.
You'd be more likely to get hit by a meteorite than that happening tbh. The section needs to be metal by virtue of it being the only part the hand would make contact with, lol.
In any event I'm glad they didn't opt for this style of cross guard
Visually just feels... off.
I've seen it rumoured that