This one has been on the ‘To Do’ list for a long time and finally, with my new drive for making Cosplay items, I actually got around to doing it!
First seen in ‘Star Trek III – The Search for Spock’, used to kill Kirk’s son David Marcus, the d’K TagH is the ceremonial honour-blade of a Klingon warrior. The original featured spring-loaded auxiliary blades but subsequent models have kind of vacillated between them being retractable and fixed, so for this first attempt I just went with them being fixed. Might change that in the future, who knows….
There are SO many versions of the d’K TagH throughout Star Trek canon that it’s pretty much impossible to point to one and say ‘that’s the one’, so this is pretty much my interpretation of the weapon. Most versions are an orange/brown colour, whereas my version is printed in a very striking copper-colour (which, I have to say, I’m really quite pleased with). The blade is securely epoxy’d into the handle so it can withstand even the heaviest conventions, but the spiky pommel does make it a little awkward to flip around properly. But that’s just the design, not much I can do about that! The hilt features the emblem of the House of Mogh (Worf’s house, obviously) and now optionally also the House of Martok or House of Duras, but if you’d prefer yours to be from another of the Noble Houses please drop me a message before ordering and I’ll see what I can do 🙂
Your d’K TagH will be delivered fully assembled but does NOT have an included sheath. I wasn’t able to find a decent design for a sheath, so if you know of one you’re very welcome to message me with it. If it’s also printable I’ll give it a go and maybe add it to the store in future!
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a 3D printed cosplay prop meant for show and for costume-completion. It is NOT a functional weapon and should not be treated as such. I assume no responsibility or liability if the d’K TagH is used for anything other than these stated purposes.
Length: 300mm (overall length, tip of blade to tip of pommel)
Width, at widest part: 90mm (tip to tip of the auxiliary blades)
Thickness, at widest part: 30mm
(I know, I thought it would be bigger too, but these are the as-close-as-possible-to-canon measurements, as far as I could establish them! And no, I won’t be making the version of the d’K TagH from Star Trek Discovery (or indeed anything from Star Trek Discovery) as STD lives up to the abbreviation by being a painful, festering, embarrassing, insulting abomination and DEEPLY unworthy of the ‘Star Trek’ name. Period)