Handheld weapon with a sharpened blade. In 2254, Captain Christopher Pike felt that he "should have smelled trouble" with the Kalar on Rigel VII when he saw their swords and armor. Japanese samurai used katanas.
Notes and References
- Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "The Cage." Star Trek, Season 0, Episode 0. Directed by Robert Butler. Written by Gene Roddenberry. Desilu Productions, 1965 (Released 1986).
- Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Shore Leave." Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 17. Directed by Robert Sparr. Written by Theodore Sturgeon. Desilu Productions, 29 December 1966.