The “Star Trek” toy guy visited “Pawn Stars” again in the first of this week’s two new episodes. Rick also tries to embarrass Chumlee for something that was broken in the warehouse.
Corey, Rick, Chum, and the Old Man are thrilled when the “Star Trek” toy guy comes back into the pawn shop. Today he wants to sell his Bat’leth Klingon “Sword of Honor.”
According to Klingon folk-lore, the first Bat’leth was forged by Kahless the Unforgettable in the 9th century. Kahless cut a lock of his hair and dropped it into the lava of the Kri’stak volcano, then plunged the burning lock into the Lake of Lusor and twisted it into a blade. After forging the weapon, he used it to fight the tyrant Molor, and then gave it its name. This story was not recorded in public texts, but was passed down verbally by the Klingon clerics as a test of Kahless’ return.
Well, with such a wonderful sword, the toy guy wanted $300 for it. Corey agrees that the sword would appeal to “Trekkies” but he’ll only pay $100 for it. Toy man isn’t too happy. He needs the money for his baby’s nursery. Corey was surprised to hear that any woman would marry him. Everyone laughs and they both agree that the Bat’leth is worth $110.
Next a woman comes in with a late 1700s 4 barrel over and under Flintlock Pistol. It’s engraved and Rick sees R. Clark engraved along with London 102. Rick asks what the London 102 means and the woman said she wasn’t sure. But Rick is sure of a few things: the barrels are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 and the gun can shoot as a two barrel gun. It’s a multi-shot gun. He also sees that the gun is missing its top half and the spring is broken. The woman didn’t know what it was worth and Rick thought maybe $500 – $600 but he wasn’t sure so he called in one of his many buddies to look at it.
The gun expert explains that R. Clark was in business with his son and the 102 London was his address. The pistol dates back to 1780 and at that time it cost 3 or 4 pounds meaning 3 or 4 pounds of silver. But this gun is in very bad condition and not worth fixing so Rick offers the woman $500 but she wants $600. Rick looks at Corey and Corey tells his dad to give the woman $600.
Later on Rick is happy to finally find a buyer for a vase that he had stored in the warehouse. But when he gets the box with the vase in it he sees that the vase is in pieces. Rick is very angry and asks who broke the vase. Everyone denies knowledge of what happened but the Old Man is sure that Corey broke it. Rick tells the group that he will find out who the culprit is.
Shortly afterwards a man comes in with a 1930s Chicago police call box. He’s getting married soon and wants to sell the box to help pay for the wedding. He wants $1,000 and Corey counter offers with $200. The call box owner then asks for $250 but both he and Corey eventually agree to $225.
Meanwhile, Rick has his “Pawn Stars” security guy, Travis, look over the footage tapes from the warehouse to find out who broke the vase. Aha, it was Chumlee. Chum is shown throwing the box on the floor, hearing the vase break, then putting the box back, and running away. Rick tells Travis to send an email of that tape to all the employees and tell them he does not want to see this happening in the warehouse again. He also wants to embarrass Chum.
A man comes in to the shop with an interesting book of Eisenhower 8-cent stamps. One page has the stamps in good condition but the first page is misprinted and mis cut. Stamps were first introduced in the US in 1840. Before that when someone wanted to mail a letter they would pay the mail man when he came to the house to pick up the mail. That took too long so prepaid stamps came into being.
Rick doesn’t know much about stamps so he calls in his buddy to take a look. The expert says that the stamps had four errors on them including that the perforation was wrong. He says the stamps are worth $500 – $700 but the owner thought they would bring him more money. The owner wants $500 but Rick counter offers with $400. The two finally agree to $425.
“Pawn Stars” ends with Rick’s attempt at embarrassing Chumlee back fires. Instead of Chum being humiliated someone toyed with the video and made Chum into a Ninja Warrior, fighting and kicking the evil warehouse boxes. The video was put on the Internet and went viral. Chum called himself an Internet hero.