OK!, I don't know if this article can qualify as being fan related or not, but it's just too strange to pass up. Apparently someone used a Batleth to rob two Colorado Springs 7-11's in the same night.
Here's the article from TheDeverChannel.com: Masked Man Robs Convenience Stores With Klingon Sword
What I find really interesting is that according to the article both of the 7-11 clerks who were robbed described the weapon as a "Batleth". Either they were fans, or their knowing what a Batleth is shows how prevelent Star Trek is in our society.
If you happen to know more about this incident, please send me an email, and I will update the article. Cheers! ~ Jim