"This horrifying five-foot weapon has been recovered by police during a knife amnesty.
The three-handled sword with a blade at either end, designed to be swung like a paddle, shocked officers who took custody of it.
They are using it to publicise a five-week amnesty during which they hope around 30,000 weapons will be handed in, mainly from youngsters.
A spokesman for police in Gloucester, where it was surrendered, said: "It is a particularly nasty weapon that can, literally, take someone's head off. We are very glad it is off the streets and we want more weapons handed in."
The blade is believed to be a stainless-steel copy of a Klingon weapon used in the science fiction series Star Trek. "It's an extremely dangerous weapon," said a martial arts expert last night."
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While I think that blade is totally 'wicked sick' (UT2004 Reference). It's a shame that the relatively harmless nerdy Trekkies who would only use the weapon in a domestic dispute with their mother are turning in their blades. I think those crazy people who created the 'wasp knife' (Google it) oughta surrender their wacky stuff too. Still, that is one helluva blade.