The Energy Sword is the signature weapon of the Sangheili, and has been their weapon of nobility since its creation.
Viewed as a holy weapon, the Sangheili pride themselves on their skills with it.
The Energy Sword consists of a curved hilt, housing an energy storage module and a device for projecting the plasma which forms the blade.
The actual blade is composed of two partially ionized 'blades' of free moving electron based gas held in a blade-like form by two small magnetic-field generators built into the handle of the weapon.
This forms and contains the oval shaped, ionized blades for which the weapon is recognized. The battery's energy is reduced for each successful strike.
Each killing strike from the sword will drain the battery by 10% of its energy. Once the battery power is fully depleted, the sword will deactivate unless recharged, which is impossible in the games.
Overall Length: 27 Inches
Blade Length: 19.25 Inches
Blade: Double Factory Edge, 440 Stainless Steel, Heat-Treated Titanium Color
Handle Width: 7 Inches
Handle Material: ABS Dark Gray