The Goa'uld Kara Kesh is better known as the Ribbon Device or hand device is an energy weapon worn on the hand of Goa'uld system lords and their agents. Using the weapon requires that the wearer be host to a Goa'uld or have residual naquadah in the blood stream. The roots of the Ribbon Device can be traced back to the original Stargate movie where Ra used a version of the prop. As a "uniquely Stargate" prop the Ribbon Device is instantly recognizable by fans of the franchise.
Ribbon Device Articles
Overview of the Ribbon Device Prop
The Goa'uld Ribbon Device, or Kara Kesh in Goa'uld, is one of the most recognizable props from Stargate SG-1. This comprehensive article studies each of the original studio props, and breaks down the... READ MORE
Sculpting The Ribbon Device (Part 1)
Sculpting the Goa'uld Kara Kesh was no small feat with 14 individual pieces needing to be created. This prop has many unique challenges such as hollow pieces and flat sections which need to be bent.... READ MORE