Reclaw was a Klingon hero of legend. He defeated the twelve sons of Ch'Tan. The last to be beaten was the Lord of the Dead.
In 2376, Martok's name was substituted for that of Reclaw by the crew of the IKS Negh'Var. (DS9 - The Left Hand of Destiny novel: Book One)
- SuvwI' 'a' ghaH ReQlaw 'e'
- (For Reclaw was a mighty warrior,)
- qu'qabDaj; jev 'e' rur
- (Terrible as thunder,)
- nom vIHchu'j Hov tIH rur
- (Swift as starlight,)
- jupDajvaD yoHbej ghaH
- (Stalwart to his friends)
- jaghDajvaD Heghna' ghaH
- (And DEATH to his enemies...)
He and his seven companions have life-sized statues in the Emperor of the Klingon Empire's palace on Qo'noS. (DS9 - The Left Hand of Destiny novel: Book One)