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.. The handles are used to twist and spin the blade quickly, the weapon can be used with one or both hands.
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- "The Sun". The Sun.
- "BBC - h2g2 - 'Star Trek' - Klingon Weapons, Honour, Pain and Sex - A56209287" – via news.bbc.co.uk.