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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Sun". The Sun.
  2. "BBC - h2g2 - 'Star Trek' - Klingon Weapons, Honour, Pain and Sex - A56209287" – via news.bbc.co.uk.