On 2009-03-10, Darrin Bowers wrote:
The bone blades carried by the encounter suits are prepaired by immersing them in a heavy metal rich suspension which is then electrically polarised. This has the effect of filling all the empty space within the bone with a strong yet flexible alloy. The blade is then given a very thin coating of a by-phase carbide epoxy. When complete the new "Silver Sister" will cut through the hull of a smoke frieghter. This process takes months and is only done to honor the most highly decorated sisters who fell while administering "mercy."