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(Sun Sentinel)   Man arrested for waving around a sword in public that "is known to loyal Star Trek fans as traditional Klingon Bat 'leth or Sword of Honor." Q'apla, Kurn   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 141
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2013-02-13 06:25:54 PM  
But a mek'leth quicker and more agile in tight spaces.
 
2013-02-13 06:48:36 PM  
A judge set a $100 bond Wednesday and ordered Blade to avoid swords

Now it's only a matter of time before FL is overrun by vampires.
 
2013-02-13 06:58:31 PM  
What a petaQ
 
2013-02-13 07:25:09 PM  

whither_apophis: But a mek'leth quicker and more agile in tight spaces.


This
 
2013-02-13 08:06:54 PM  
"Johnnie Blade" - are they sure he wasn't holding one of these?

steelcloset.com
 
2013-02-13 08:19:23 PM  
I honestly don't understand how a Klingon could keep one of those in his hands; the grips suck.  Plus, how the hell do you carry one?  Is there a case, a way to attach shoulder straps?
 
2013-02-13 08:22:22 PM  
is it wrong that I was surprised he was black?
 
2013-02-13 08:22:50 PM  
With a name like Johnnie Blade the judge should just let him go on principle.
 
2013-02-13 08:22:59 PM  
To ask him to stay away from his sword is tantamount to asking his mother for a cup of olive oil in order to violate her in an "unnatural" way.
 
2013-02-13 08:23:17 PM  
One of the best things I have ever seen in my life was a jacked up ford F-250 running down I-75 in Georgia with a pair of Bat'leths hanging in the gun racks.

/and an SCA sticker, of course.
 
2013-02-13 08:26:37 PM  
th04.deviantart.net

don't dream it....be it
 
2013-02-13 08:27:16 PM  
He was captured, which means he must commit suicide, otherwise he will disgrace his family name.
 
2013-02-13 08:27:53 PM  
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO BE ARRESTED!!!!
 
2013-02-13 08:28:38 PM  
By Bat'leth's sword.... what a savings.
 
2013-02-13 08:28:53 PM  
No picture of the arrestee  brandishing the actual sword?
-THREAD FAIL
 
2013-02-13 08:31:31 PM  

Omahawg: [th04.deviantart.net image 850x739]

don't dream it....be it


He seems smelly.
 
2013-02-13 08:31:37 PM  
i183.photobucket.com

/Would like to shake the hand of the propsmaster that made that.

Gorgeous work.
 
2013-02-13 08:32:27 PM  
I bet he's wanted in 12 systems.
 
2013-02-13 08:33:51 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: He was captured, which means he must commit suicide, otherwise he will disgrace his family name.


I think at this juncture, he must ask for Mauk-to'Vor.
 
2013-02-13 08:35:51 PM  
I've always been of the opinion that a bat'leth wold be a perfect addition to a zombie preparedness arsenal. Great for close fighting, big pointy bits for jabbing in the head, and can be swing easily and effectively for decapitation.
 
2013-02-13 08:41:31 PM  
Tortured and twisted, he walks the streets alone
People avoid him, they know the street's his own
Cold blade of silver, his eyes they burn so wild
Mean as a tiger, society's own child

Those that tried to burn him paid
You don't do that to Johnny Blade
He's the meanest guy around his town
One look and he will cut you down
Johnny Blade, Johnny Blade
 
2013-02-13 08:46:41 PM  

Rich Cream: Tortured and twisted, he walks the streets alone
People avoid him, they know the street's his own
Cold blade of silver, his eyes they burn so wild
Mean as a tiger, society's own child

Those that tried to burn him paid
You don't do that to Johnny Blade
He's the meanest guy around his town
One look and he will cut you down
Johnny Blade, Johnny Blade


It's better in the original Klingon.
 
2013-02-13 08:46:58 PM  
"proudly displaying" the crescent shaped weapon to passing motorists
disorderly intoxication in a public place that caused a disturbance


See now I feel sad, he was drunk as shiat and trying to be friendly.
 
2013-02-13 08:49:50 PM  

zzottt: is it wrong that I was surprised he was black?


Probably. But I had the same reaction, so I guess I'll see you on the plane.

/can I have the aisle?
 
2013-02-13 08:50:36 PM  
Are those things even sharp? I mean, I get it that you can't have a drunk nerd out in public proudly displaying his collection of awesome replica battle armament from various paramount and upn television shows, but surly they wouldn't have shipped out a razor sharp Klingon sword to someone. Is it even metal?
 
2013-02-13 08:51:31 PM  

kbronsito: Now it's only a matter of time before FL is overrun by vampires.



It might be an improvement over the current crop of undead that has overrun the state. Have you seen their governor?
 
2013-02-13 08:52:29 PM  

zzottt: is it wrong that I was surprised he was black?


I don't think anyone will have a big problem with the idea of being surprised that a black guy was guilty of a crime.
 
2013-02-13 08:53:40 PM  
I applaud his choice in weapons.  A Bat' leth is not as crude or as random as a blaster.
 
2013-02-13 08:58:44 PM  
Big kudos to the journalist who didn't mislabel it as a "samurai sword" for once!

imageshack.us
 
2013-02-13 08:58:51 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I applaud his choice in weapons.  A Bat' leth is not as crude

clumsy or as random as a blaster.

FTFY.
 
2013-02-13 09:01:20 PM  
You know; you can get a full size stainless steel bat'leth from the Internet. Unsharpened, of course.

/ but stainless steel that large is known to be brittle; it would be better if you got it cold forged
 
2013-02-13 09:02:31 PM  
s18.postimage.org
 
2013-02-13 09:03:21 PM  
Known to "loyal Star Trek fans" my ass. No loyal Star Trek fan ever watched The Next Generation just like no loyal Star Wars fan ever watched the crapfest that was Episodes I-III.

/Not a loyal fan so--I did get to see ol' cow-patty head playing with his goofy crescent sword.
 
2013-02-13 09:04:32 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-13 09:06:09 PM  
I will be super impressed when someone gets arrested with a kar'takin.

/Victory is Life
//off the fire up the DS9 dvds.
 
2013-02-13 09:06:16 PM  

unchellmatt: Great for close fighting, big pointy bits for jabbing in the head, and can be swing easily and effectively for decapitation.


If that was made of steel that shiat would be heavy. Much heavier than many real heavy weapons like greatswords and poleaxes. The closest real life example would be the German dueling shield Link, which you'll notice is mostly resting on the ground. There were maneuvers to pick that bad boy up, though.
 
2013-02-13 09:10:02 PM  
10awesome.com
 
2013-02-13 09:10:03 PM  

Feral_and_Preposterous: Known to "loyal Star Trek fans" my ass. No loyal Star Trek fan ever watched The Next Generation just like no loyal Star Wars fan ever watched the crapfest that was Episodes I-III.

/Not a loyal fan so--I did get to see ol' cow-patty head playing with his goofy crescent sword.



Ahh crap, you done went there. There is a time and a place for an "original series" vs. "tng" debate. If this is where you want to do, well, that's what's going to happen, but you have the chance now to just say the thread about the naked* black guy in Florida with a Klingon sword while drunk and in public isn't it.

*for dramatic effect
 
2013-02-13 09:10:57 PM  
He obviously had too much blood wine
 
2013-02-13 09:12:55 PM  

doglover: unchellmatt: Great for close fighting, big pointy bits for jabbing in the head, and can be swing easily and effectively for decapitation.

If that was made of steel that shiat would be heavy. Much heavier than many real heavy weapons like greatswords and poleaxes. The closest real life example would be the German dueling shield Link, which you'll notice is mostly resting on the ground. There were maneuvers to pick that bad boy up, though.


When my dad worked for GEAE they had titanium billets that they milled jet engine turbine blades out of.

The billets were scanned/xrayed, and a variety of other tests were used to find any kind of problems with them before milling started.

Any billets with imperfections were discarded, and after they sat around for awhile they were sold for scrap or "disappeared" for use in employee "activities" (This was pre-9/11..and plant security was much less intense)

I have held in my hands a full sized titanium bat'leth. Sharp as sin, and nimble as hell. Too brittle for parrying, but it would make a hell of an offensive weapon.

I would HATE even guess what it would retail for, but the guy was selling them for about $500, which I figure is about 2x what the milling +leather wrap cost him.
 
2013-02-13 09:13:22 PM  

Omahawg: [th04.deviantart.net image 850x739]

don't dream it....be it


Cardboard. Psh. Consider an upgrade.
 
2013-02-13 09:14:34 PM  
Mega Steve: He obviously had too much blood wine


Well it ain't gonna be Romulan Ale.
 
2013-02-13 09:19:03 PM  

doglover: unchellmatt: Great for close fighting, big pointy bits for jabbing in the head, and can be swing easily and effectively for decapitation.

If that was made of steel that shiat would be heavy. Much heavier than many real heavy weapons like greatswords and poleaxes. The closest real life example would be the German dueling shield Link, which you'll notice is mostly resting on the ground. There were maneuvers to pick that bad boy up, though.


I have one (bat'leth not dueling shield) made of steel.  It is god-awful heavy.  Unless you're totally jacked, you'd get tired mighty fast using that to fight zombies.  Not to mention carrying it around with you would greatly diminish your ability to carry other supplies.  My vote for zombie killing weapon of choice is a couple of well made katanas.
 
2013-02-13 09:21:16 PM  

Shadow Blasko: [i183.photobucket.com image 705x530]

/Would like to shake the hand of the propsmaster that made that.

Gorgeous work.


I thought they were natural myself.

Er, wait, we're not talking about the same props, are we...
 
2013-02-13 09:22:14 PM  
Random trivia:

the guy who played Kurn also played the adult Jake Sisko in the funky skip-forward-through-time episode.
 
2013-02-13 09:24:06 PM  

Rye_: Omahawg: [th04.deviantart.net image 850x739]

don't dream it....be it

He seems smelly.


I can practically see the stink lines emanating through my monitor
 
2013-02-13 09:26:13 PM  
The simple fact is the traditional European swords would beat a bat'leth.  Or samurai sword for that matter.  Those were the best melee weapons ever devised and nobody beats the best.
 
2013-02-13 09:26:18 PM  
Which is more impractical as a weapon, the Bat 'leth, or the Glaive from Krull?
 
2013-02-13 09:28:19 PM  

over_and_done: I thought they were natural myself.

Er, wait, we're not talking about the same props, are we...


I was always suspicious of the perfect symmetry/same shape/no movement across every episode. Same with her hair.
 
2013-02-13 09:30:06 PM  

AaronSynn: I have one (bat'leth not dueling shield) made of steel. It is god-awful heavy. Unless you're totally jacked, you'd get tired mighty fast using that to fight zombies. Not to mention carrying it around with you would greatly diminish your ability to carry other supplies. My vote for zombie killing weapon of choice is a couple of well made katanas.


Yeah, that's one reason it earned it's #3 spot on Cracked's "Most Retarded Fictional Weapons" list.
 
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