Apparently, some guy in Colorado Springs robbed a few convenience stores using a Klingon Bat’leth. The story’s funny on its own, particularly the last few ‘graphs:
The Startrek.com Web site describes the Klingon weapon as crescent-shaped and about a yard long. It has points on both ends, two points in between and a handle on the outside.
Klingons were warlike enemies of the good-guy United Federation of Planets in the original “Star Trek” series but were allies in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
But it gets better when one of the designers at work sent around this image to go with the story. Priceless: