A double-bladed weapon, the Echani Petar is similar to a Kyuzo Petar in that it is a split blade melee weapon separated by a knuckle-guard with tempered blades honed to extreme sharpness. Made by artisan Echani weapon smiths who follow traditional blade-making techniques, the twin blades are covered with intricate engravings that illustrate to a trained warrior the eight stages of Echani hand-to-hand combat. Unlike the Kyuzo version, the Echani Petar is not energized and does not glow. Instead, a true Echani Petar is crafted with a cortosis alloy that grants the blade with highly efficient energy dissipation making it nearly impervious to energy weapons including blasters and lightsabers.
The Echani Petar is a warrior's primary weapon among the Oblates of Rivan. Some non-Echani have experienced a unique feeling when holding the blade — it tends to be physically cold to the touch. One theory is that an Echani Petar becomes sensitive to the Force as a side effect of the ancient forging and honing process.
PIERCE 3, VICIOUS 2, CORTOSIS 1; Add 1 BOOST B die to all attacks with the blade; Add 1 SETBACK b die to opponent's engaged attacks when wielding blade. When used as a pair this weapon counts as a Melee weapon for the purposes of the PARRY talent and gain SUNDER and DEFENSIVE 1 qualities.