Worf's death in Q's reality

Worf "killed" by a bayonet

A bayonet was a knife fixed to the barrel of a rifle. It was used as a melee weapon in hand-to-hand combat. In the era of projectile weapons, the bayonet made any rifle a spear when they exhausted their ammunition.

Worf and Wesley Crusher were "killed" by bayonets in a Q-created reality in 2364. (TNG: "Hide and Q")

A kuttar was a type of bladed weapon that served the same function, issued to the guards at The Albino's compound on Secarus IV. (DS9: "Blood Oath")

Late in the Dominion War, the Jem'Hadar began attaching bayonets to their plasma rifles. (DS9: "What You Leave Behind")

Ronald D. Moore commented on the lack of bayonets on Federation phasers by noting that while it was "a good practical idea", they were too visually aggressive and therefore at odds with Gene Roddenberry's vision of Starfleet. (AOL chat, 1997)

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