SenwI’ rIlwI’ je bIpIv’a’! That’s “Hello Everybody” in Klingon just in case you are struggling with your translation devices! Yes today I have a friendly visit from another franchise, that of Star Trek. The series started way back in the 1960’s and believe it or not was rejected and only made a comeback when a protest from the handful of fans that saw the first few episodes prompted a Swedish production company to take a chance on it! Now we all know about the adventures of the Starships Enterprise, Voyager and the space station Deep Space 9 and their indomitable crews. We all know about the pesky alien race that hangs off the starboard bow….the Klingons! They are a militant, lizard like race that dress in battle armour similar to the Samurai of planet Earth. They also like bladed weapons so here is my Klingon inspired design….GRETHOR…
The Klingon are fierce warriors and I tried to capture that in the lines of this saber. The hilt starts with a Sith Red blade (as the Klingons use red quite a bit too as seen I their triple clawed insignia!)…oh and the emitter also has a triple claw, convenient! The switch is large and functional connecting to the ridged body section. The grooves are such that you can grip the saber in either standard or reverse grip equally comfortably. I imagine the hilt contains a Dilithium Crystal or similar to power the blade, I haven’t been able to examine Delta Quadrant technology yet! The pommel finishes off the aggressive look. I can’t talk too much about this weapon and it’s parts as I have a Special Edition version for my next post where I intend to explain my inspirations! (I can say it is pretty and deadly!)
Back to translations and I need to explain the saber’s name. Well, Grethor is the Klingon word for Hell and I felt it had a mythical warrior type sound to it. Just right to carry into battle. K’plah! (Good Luck! 😀 )
I am quickly running out of time, I hope you enjoyed this little Klingon “Invasion” and hope you will return to see the Special Edition version in my next post. Today though I would like to thank you all for your visits (from France, Germany, Serbia and the United States to name a few countries you call in from!) Your support is much appreciated. Till next time.
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