Bat'leth

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The bat'leth is a long and curved ceremonial sword with handholds on the back. It was created by Star Trek: The Next Generation visual effects producer, Dan Curry, for the Star Trek television series. It is mainly used within Star Trek fiction by the Klingons, a race in the series. It is thought to be a highly noticed image of Star Trek and copies are widely available online as highly collected things and as a part of costumes. They have also been used in crimes.

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A bat'leth is made up of a curved blade with spikes coming out at both ends and with handles along the centre of the blade's back, and is about five feet long..[1] The handles are used to twist and spin the blade quickly, the weapon can be used with one or both hands.[2]

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  1. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/49507/Star-Trek-blade-seized.html
  2. http://news.bbc.co.uk/dna/ptop/alabaster/A56209287