a Klingon Weapon is a double sided scimitar/hook sword/deer horn knives hybrid-edged weapon with a curved blade, four points and hand holds on the back. It is designed and created by Star Trek: The Next Generation visual effects producer Dan Curry for the Star Trek franchise. It is mainly used within canon by the Klingons. Curry has called the bat’leth “one of the iconic images associated with the show”. It has spawned a smaller version, which became known as the “mek’leth”. Bat’leths are also considered part of popular culture, appearing in television programs outside of the Star Trek franchise. Replicas of bat’leths are widely available as collectibles and is designed in costuming. They are been used in crimes. The legality of the weapon differs between countries.