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August 25, 2008

"Lethal" Klingon Blade Seized in British Knife Amnesty


"Fascinating."

The Daily Mail has a conniption trying to describe this unwieldy pretend-sword as dangerous.

This horrifying five-foot weapon has been recovered by police during a knife amnesty.

The three-handled sword with a blade at either end, designed to be swung like a paddle, shocked officers who took custody of it.

...

A spokesman for police in Gloucester, where it was surrendered, said: "It is a particularly nasty weapon that can, literally, take someone's head off. We are very glad it is off the streets and we want more weapons handed in."

The blade is believed to be a stainless-steel copy of a Klingon weapon used in the science fiction series Star Trek. "It's an extremely dangerous weapon," said a martial arts expert last night.

Um... the ergonomics and mechanics of it seem a bit dodgy to me. Perhaps that's why no real-world weapon has ever looked like that.

For those of you keeping score, the deadly three-handled sword which does not permit you to either swing nor stab is called a bat'leth, or "Sword of Honor."

Thanks to Digital Brownshirt.



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