Lord Revan wrote:Actually bat'leth being weapon that was used only for honor duels actually makes sense, possibly with Bat'leth also being a symbol for status of "warrior". So when ranged weapons became more common most melee weapons stopped being used but Bat'leth remained as you can't use your disruptor in a honor duel that would a cowards way not the way of a real klingon warrior.
That would explain why bat'leth are so common in klingon use even though they have other melee weapons avaible.
But in "Firstborn", Worf tries to teach Alexander self-defense, with a bat'leth. This suggests three possibilities:
1. That the bat'leth forms a central role in Klingon martial arts, comparable to the role of the longsword in 15th century Germany.
2. He just wanted to see how the kid goes about a fight first.
3. It's a ridiculous oversight by the writers, who didn't stop to think about how impractical carrying around an un-sheathable weapon (let alone one of that size) all day is.
was the one trying to teach Alexander how to fight, I'd plan to start with those daggers, perhaps with the techniques described by Fiore de Liberi in his "Flower of Battle" manuscript, then gradually move towards unarmed combat and later the mek'leth(and if Worf allowed it, I'd plan on teaching him longsword eventually).
Of course, Alexander didn't exactly take well to becoming a warrior, so all my planning would be for naught.
"Love does not lead to the Dark Side. Passion can lead to rage and fear, and can be controlled. But passion is not the same thing as love. Controlling your passions while being in love... that's what they should teach you to beware. But love itself will save you, not condemn you." - Jolee Bindo, on the subject of the Jedi forbidding love.
If you want to really make a Hobbit mad at you, quote Anna from Frozen and tell them foot size doesn't matter.