Kutari - A short dueling sword
used by members of the Koral Pridho ("Proud Knives") a dueling
society on the planet Centauri Prime on the sci-fi series
BABYLON 5 SYN/1994-98.
The Kutari is used in the Murago, a traditional duel to the
death. The duel starts with the words: "The Murago is declared
and accepted. Draw your swords with purpose, and sheathe them
The winner of the duel must accept the loser's family as
his own. Each member of the group is given a unique fighting
name by their comrades in arms.
The Murago is a by-product of the Centauri bladed-weapons
art that teaches the skills needed for duels of honor and
other situations when a sword is beneficial.
On episode "Knives" Londo Mollari participated in a Murago
duel to the death and kills his friend Urza Jaddo.
Londo holds the dying Urza Laddo
The Centauri also practice an unarmed combat style called "Tronno"
which concentrates on kicking moves.
A rival race of Narns uses a light sword called the "katak."
Used primarily by bodyguards, once drawn, the katak cannot be
sheathed without drawing the blood of an opponent. In battle,
the Narn use a martial arts form called "Tokti."
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