I hear ya big boss. And since that cartoon has already aired I assumed it would be engrained in the canon. The more people I talk to, the more personal the answer. It seems like, unless there is an official announcement that I missed, it's a matter of preference.
As a die hard fan of (and proud owner of) that particular hilt, I like to think that what you see is what you get.
Maybe obi wan thought to go back and retrieve that saber BC of what he learned from qui gon, and later passed on to Anakin.