A ceremonial, iridium cutlass with gold and silver filigrees, worn by Imperial marine officers on formal occasions. Finely crafted and ornamented. Sharp to a frightening thin- ness. Stronger than steel (will cut TL4 cutlasses with ease). Individualized versions are made by a master craftsman, and are extremely rare. Typically presented as a commemorative item and inscribed with the owner's name, the date of presentation, and the event commemorated. Occasionally it will have slogans or comments engraved as well, e.g. "handle me well, for I was wielded by Emperor Arbellatra in the Year of our Third Imperium 620 when she beheaded the traitorous bastard Gustav."
“Traveller 5.10 Core Rules Book 3 : Worlds and Adventures”, Miller, Marc , Far Future Enterprises