Pledging of Knives is a symbolic custom among the Kilrathi. The lords of the eight major clans deposit their knife in front of the Kilrathi Emperor in order to indicate their submission to his will.[1]

Lord Vakka, questioned The Emperor's decree on waging war against the Terran Confederation. In order to prevent another Baron asking for a blood challenge, he pledged his dagger to the Emperor.[2]


  1. William R. Forstchen, Action Stations, ch. 7
  2. William R. Forstchen, Action Stations, ch. 1

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