Article #224-HCC8 of the Weaponry Archive of Forb Solaris - The Quantum DredgeknifeEdit
Hand Heald - 5 Fingers
Fretzel Measurement - 10
The Quantum Dredgeknife was probably the most dangerous handheald weapon created my man. During quantum testing in E338, it was discovered that the commonly used "qwark foam" would crystalize after being exposed to high voltages. These crystals were similar to how light acted as a wave and as a beam, in that, they not only acted as a physical crystal (with specific carbon lacing), it also acted within it's normal quantum physics makeup (can be used to tchrift, and evisorates on contact with any hydrocarbon dynonates).
The Science Department at Canton's Quantum Rescearch and Transport Development were rescearching how quark foam could be used in commercial transport. A Prof. Dean Atwood quickly discovered that applying any sort of exposed arcing voltage would cause it's previously mentioned transformation. He discovered that the higher the voltage, the larger and longer the crystals. After exposing a small ammount of qwark foam to a flash of 100V, this caused a 1.2 meter crystal to sprout instantly, partially destroying the lab's equipment. Prof. Atwood made a presentation about this phenemonon at that year's Discovery Exchange. This discovery was immadiately acted upon by the military, who wanted to use these instanious crystals with eviserating qualities for military applications, as weaponry in battle.
With very little resistance, Professor Atwood handed over his research to the Calistate Military in exchange for several large grants to continue rescearch in other fields.
Initial prototypes consisted of a small handle with a small can on qwark foam which emptied all at once simultaniously interacting with a 100 volt charge coming from a posken sparker set around the exit. These initial tests gave great results, easily creating 2-3 meter crystals, instantly being formed from the can's exit. This was more than enough to be lethal, but it could have been better.
Testing moved on to a syv system, where the foam, after exiting the compressed can, gets squeezed through many microfiber holes, similar to a syv. After being shocked, this created not long crystals, but many thin, short, and incredibly sharp and strong crystals. This device after activation could claw through a dense steel wall like it was paper.
The researchers were pleased with their current advancements in activation, but were curious about the possibility of causing violent molecular evisceration by activating the crystals with hydrocarbon dyonates. The prototype, Mk.44, was fitted with a high pressure dyonator fitted with hydrocarbons, which was to be triggered after the crystals had been activated. The testing was successful in some regards.