As the original poster explained, there has been an issue with Rakata weapons for some time now. Players can raid hard mode EV for weeks and get Rakata weapons that are rank 126 when they would already have much better weapons at that point. The Rakata weapons should be level 140. They look cool with their black-red lightsaber crystals btu it doesn’t change the fact that they are basically useless at that level.
This issue will be fixed in an upcoming patch. (Not 1.1.1)
Items already acquired by players will be upgraded automatically to the fixed versions when that happens.
Principal Lead Combat Designer