|Physical and technical specifications|
1.5 to 15 kg
|Usage and history|
- "A Wookiee warrior without a ryyk blade is a webweaver without fangs."
- ―Traditional Wookiee maxim
The design of these weapons varied greatly between individuals, but all ryyk blades were hand-constructed and were considered an extension of the wielder, much like the Wookiee relationship with their bowcasters. The average weight of a ryyk was around fifteen kilograms, but Wookiees could wield them with surprising speed and grace. The blade was first developed when the Wookiees were still technologically primitive; they were used for clearing paths through the thick forests of Kashyyyk and fending off vicious predators and other attacking animals.
Ryyk blades were used heavily by Trandoshan slavers during the Clone Wars and by Wookiee Berserkers during the Galactic Civil War. For a non-Wookiee to use the ryyk without earning the right to do so was an insult to most Wookiees.
Behind the scenesEdit
In the Agents of Chaos Duology, the blades are misspelled as "ryyyk" blades.
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
- "From the Trees" (Mentioned only)
- MedStar I: Battle Surgeons
- "What They Called Me"—Star Wars Tales 5 (Non-canonical appearance)
- What They Called Me"—Star Wars Gamer 4 (Non-canonical appearance) "
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
- Star Wars Galaxies: Rage of the Wookiees
- Rebel Force: Hostage
- Heir to the Empire (First appearance)
- Dark Force Rising
- Tyrant's Test (Mentioned only)
- Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial (Mentioned only)
- Invincible (Mentioned only)
- The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology
- Secrets of Kashyyyk"—Star Wars Gamer 4 "
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 71 (RYY1-4, Ryyk Blades)
- Arms & Equipment Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Quick Reference Guide
- The New Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience: Prima Official Game Guide
- The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide