Honorless Thief Uses Warrior’s Weapon


Things took a turn for the strange in Colorado Springs, Colorado when a masked man robbed two different convenience stores using using a Star Trek Klingon-type sword, called a “Batleth” or “bat’leth.”

A Sword of honor

A Sword of honor

The bat’leth, or “sword of honor”, is a traditional Klingon blade weapon. Resembling a crescent-shaped, two-ended scimitar. According to Klingon mythology, the first bat’leth was forged by Kahless the Unforgettable. Kahless cut a lock of his hair and dropped it into the lava of the Kri’stak volcano, then plunged the burning lock into the Lake of Lusor and twisted it into a blade. After forging the weapon, he used it to fight the tyrant Molor, and then gave it its name.

Neither clerk was injured in the robberies and the robber escape with an undisclosed sum and is still at large.