The kal'hris can be used for slicing or jabbing (with its spike), and also for climbing icy cliffs. The weapon's numerous edges allow the wielder to attack from unusual angles.
The kal'hris ranges in size from a hand-weapon to a pole-arm. The weapon's handle is between 75 and 180 cm; the blade is between 15 and 28 cm; the spike is between 10 and 25 cm. The kal'hris typically weighs between 1.8 and 4.9 kg. Many Andorians like to elaborately decorate their weapons, hence the translation. (Last Unicorn RPG module: The Andorians: Among the Clans)
Size: 75 cm x 15 cm x 10 cm (short): 180 cm x 28 cm x 25 cm (long)
Mass: 1.8 kg (short); 4.9 kg (long)