Hunters never leave home without a hunting knife, if only to butcher an animal after prey. However, like a hunting knife, the Predator never leaves his ship without a nifty set of blades around his wrist – and these puppies are definitely meant for up close and personal encounters. Since the original 1987 film, each Predator has fought with a set of wrist blades. Some Predators have even taken their wrist blades to the next level, like the Predators from the first Alien vs. Predator movie. These alien hunters practically wear swords on their wrists. In fact, it’s a miracle that they can even maneuver blades as large on their wrists as the ones shown in “AvP”.
As for iconic weapons, wristblades are a staple of the Predator’s arsenal. They don’t just maim and kill, they also help with the same efficiency to skin the dead and demand a souvenir for the good old trophy wall in the cozy cabin of the Predator ship. In short, never get close to a Predator. In fact, you don’t want to be at a distance from them for other reasons, which we will consider. Basically, if you see a Predator, you’re probably dead.