Bat'leth case and stand.

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Project by klipper posted 05-04-2011 03:47 AM 4420 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a gift to my “Little Brother” upon his graduation from Central Michigan University and it happen to occur near his birthday so it did double duty. Mike has been a Star Trek fanatic for a long time. He recently got his Master’s Degree in film studies. So I made him this Bat’leth, stand and case. For the uninitiated, the Bat’leth was the quintesential Klingon weapon for hand-to-hand combat. It was an iconic symbol in the Star Trek series, instantly recognized by any Trekkie.

The stand was made from Oak and can be used to either display the stainless steel sword on a table or can be hung on the wall. The case was also made from Oak and oak plywood. The Klingon emblem was made from Walnut veneer and glued to the surface of the plywood. Making an inlay of that symbol was not in my skill set and I didn’t feel like I had time to learn that skill while trying to complete the project on time.

This was a really fun project for me. Both the woodworking and metal working were challenging and gave me a chance to be a little creative. I also knew that Mike would not be dissappointed. He wasn’t. In fact, he told me that I didn’t have to get him another present for the rest of his life. Seeing his reaction and knowing he would treasure it for a long time was a great thrill for me.

-- Best Regards, Dennis

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#1 posted 05-04-2011 04:16 AM

most unique project very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-04-2011 05:22 AM

Nicely done, and great brotherly gift!

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#3 posted 05-04-2011 06:41 AM

Wow…perfect way to earn both geek and artisan cred. Great job!

-- -- Never entrust power to those who desire it.

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#4 posted 05-04-2011 09:52 AM

Holchaj yIjatlh

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#5 posted 05-04-2011 01:54 PM

Speak in their language, littledempsey.

Looks really good.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#6 posted 05-04-2011 04:19 PM

im a star wars guy myself but this is still pretty cool

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#7 posted 05-04-2011 04:29 PM

Remind me not to piss you off.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 05-04-2011 04:45 PM

Good job. Or if your a wookiee rroooowa shoorh.

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#9 posted 05-04-2011 06:57 PM

I wouldn’t mind having that in my studio. Qapla’!

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#10 posted 05-04-2011 07:25 PM

greatest project ever!

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#11 posted 05-06-2011 04:05 AM

Great Job!

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#12 posted 06-23-2011 01:07 AM

Totally cool project and an even better gift for your brother! Maybe he’ll let you borrow it for the local star trek con. Lots of fun.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#13 posted 10-07-2011 04:08 PM

So cool… my brother would pass out if he just saw that thing. I can’t imagine how your brother reacted. Good work.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#14 posted 11-17-2011 12:04 AM

lIj vum ‘oH QaQ!

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#15 posted 04-05-2012 05:43 PM

I think this thing is used by a quidich seeker. hmmm oops sorry wrong series. I get confused. hehe

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