The Bat’leth is a traditional crescent shaped sword used during Star Trek Klingon battles and ceremonies. Outside of the Star Trek galaxy, enthusiasts adorn Klingon warrior outfits to attend important Science Fiction conventions and the Batleth is a common scene at these proceedings.
Klingon battles must be fought and won honorably. Passed on from generation to generation, a Bat’leth represents more than just the warrior behind it. The family line is represented along with each and every honorable battle that they have fought. The Bat leth wielded by the formidable Worf had been in his family for 10 generations.
The first Bat’leth was forged by a lock of hair from Kahless the Unforgettable, or so the mythology goes. This story has been passed on from generation to generation and was never recorded on paper. Designed by a martial arts expert, the Bat’leth is an iconic part of Star Trek history and is recognizable in both their galaxy and ours. Continue reading The Relations of Klingon Culture and Bat’leth