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Star Trek: Picard Finale - Worf's Sword Secret Highlights How Badass He Truly Is

Contains spoilers for the series finale of "Star Trek: Picard"

When Lieutenant Commander Worf (Michael Dorn) rejoined his former friends and allies from USS Enterprise in Season 3 of "Star Trek: Picard," it wasn't long before he showed off his unique weapons. His newest sword, the Kur'leth, was displayed during his battles with Raffi (Michelle Hurd) and various enemies. Apart from its distinctive ease of movement during combat, the series finale revealed the weapon's hidden mechanism. 

As it turns out, Worf's blade was hiding a secret phaser all season that he finally used when fighting next to William Riker (Jonathan Frakes) in the final episode. The nifty approach saved the Lieutenant from a tragic fate since he was injured by a Borg drone during the epic fight.

But the last-minute phaser was but one of several of the creative approaches the sword's creator thought of. This is because the Kur'leth was crafted by a visual effects supervisor that brought some of Worf's previous weaponry to the screen.

Worf's kur'leth sword was designed by the same artist that created his weapons on Star Trek: TNG

"Star Trek: Picard's" production designer Dave Blass revealed on Twitter that Lieutenant Worf's Kur'leth sword was created by Dan Curry – the visual effects supervisor and producer that worked on the character's blades on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" from 1987-1994. Curry's imaginative arsenal shaped the Klingon Commander's combat skills and assisted in shaping the character's vaulted status in the "Star Trek" fandom.

Blass states, "He had designed Worf's previous weapons the Bat'leth and the Mek'leth. They are not just random weapons of war. Each design is thought through by Dan as to how the weapon would be used. The open hole on the blade creates a handle that allows for a multitude of striking configurations."

The program's art director added that Michael Dorn was excited to work with Dan Curry again since their previous partnership's focus on the martial arts-inspired movements of Worf's battle style became a prominent feature of the Lieutenant Commander. 

Although the series has ended, Dorn is open to a Worf spin-off, which would almost certainly mean the kur'leth will return along with him.