I had not imagined that I would ever be called upon to create a gravity hammer again. Ergo, utmost surprise was my only emotion when the chieftain Exilius approached me on that fateful day and presented me with a revolutionary design. I describe here the specifics of that paragon of hammers, the Fang of Kero.
The greatest issue encountered during its prototyping and testing was balance. The reinforced alloy blade, when placed above the generator coils, shifted the centre of mass significantly. In order to accommodate for the scythe-like blade, the standard gravity-altering ports were modified to lie on a bent line, with two of three diagonal and one vertical. This both resolved the balance issue and created a more localized, and hence more powerful, gravitational strike. The rerouting of key power-supplying wires and the reduction in size of the coils behind the ports were only possible due to the most recent and advanced technologies revealed by the Covenant scientific leadership.
The great chieftain had also suggested an offensive role for the humble hand-guard. To this end, a swivelling guard was fitted for the Fang of Kero (see inset). This covers approximately one quarter of the circumference of the handle, and can be rotated to a position unique to the circumstances of each battle.
Not being mass-produced, the details of the attached blades are finer. The semicircle-shaped edge on the top blade can be used as leverage or a secure hook. The lower blade was forged as a single piece, including the attachment to the handle. Unlike the standard blade, which is affixed with somewhat weaker joints, it will not detach unless under extreme duress.
After it was completed at the end of 2531, I was filled with sorrow. It was a masterpiece—his masterpiece—and I thought I would never see it again. I was wrong, of course.
Halo, gravity hammers (c) Bungie
Exilius, Skorpius, Fang of Kero (c)