So easy a child can kick your ass with it.
of honor") is a crescent-shaped metal blade about 116 centimeters across. The weapon holds significance in the Klingon religion that revolves around the exploits of Kahless
. Remarkably, in an age of spacecraft and energy weapons
, many Klingons carry a bat'leth into battle
, affirming the "space viking" cliché that they came to epitomize
Even when compared to real-world melee weapons, the bat'leth is a poor weapon. It gives very little reach compared to swords, axes, and spears; it has nothing to protect the hands of the wielder from harm; and it is of course very large and heavy. Its only advantage is that it is good for parrying off blows
- ↑ DS9 "Way of the Warrior"