Traditional crescent-shaped combat sword used by an alien race called the Klingons that made its debut on the science fiction series
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/SYN/1987-94.
Composed of Baakonite, the bat'leth resembles a double-ended scimitar [a
large letter "C] with three handholds built into the spine.
The weapon is usually held along the inside of the arm.
According to Klingon history the first bat'leth blade was
created by the Kahless the Unforgettable, a great warrior who
united the war-like Klingons after killing the evil tyrant
Molor some i500 years earlier.
Kahless allegedly forged the first bat'leth by dropping a
lock of his hair into lava of the Kri'stak volcano and then
plunging the burning lock into the lake of Lursor. Out of the
lock he formed a blade which he called "bat'leth", or the "Sword
Veteran Klingon Warriors with Bat'leth
The Sword of Kahless was for many centuries one of the
Klingons most important relics, but it was stolen about 1,000
years ago by the Hur'q invaders. Many have since searched for
the Sword of Kahless either to return it to its home world and
or use the blade as a rallying point for their own personal
Lt. Worf used his bat'leth to kill Duras after he had
murdered Worf's wife, K'Ehleyr (Suzie Plakson) on episode No.
According to Klingon legend a sacred artifact known as "The
Knife of Kirom" was stained with the blood of Kahless.
(Episode No. 149 "Rightful Heir").
d'k tahg battle blade
An additional Klingon weapon is the d'k tahg, a warrior's
knife commonly used in hand to hand combat. The d'k tahg has
three blades protruding from the hilt (one central blade
flanked by two smaller ones). To a Klingon warrior the d'k
tahg is a representation of his or her personal honor. To take
the knife from a warrior is to steal their honor.
In February 2009, a white Colorado Springs man on his 20s
wearing a black mask, black jacket, and blue jeans robbed two
7-Eleven stores. The surveillance picture of the robbery at 145
N. Spruce Street revealed the robber's weapon resembled a small
Klingon bat'leth sword. See also
- MISCELLANEOUS: "Klingons"
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