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Tajtiq, Apocalypse rising

A tajtiq

A tajtiq was a type of long knife used by Klingon warriors.

Worf used his tajtiq to fight Jem'Hadar on Vandros IV. (DS9: "To the Death")

In his duel with Gowron in 2373, Worf fought with a tajtiq. (DS9: "Apocalypse Rising")

The weapons were never named on-screen. In both cases, the script of the episodes feature Worf fighting with his mek'leth. It is unknown why mek'leths weren't used as suggested in the scripts.


This word may be derived from the Klingon words taj ("knife") and tIq ("long"), as defined in The Klingon Dictionary by Marc Okrand. In Klingon for the Galactic Traveler, Okrand explains the word tajtIq as "a knife with a particularly long blade that is used almost as though it were a sword".

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