Originally Posted by Botany Bay
Nothing of what you say was in the movie. Kirk lost his Phaser. Sulu seemingly never had one or never even touched it. Of course your explanation is good, especially when taking into account that Romulans are known to use melee weapons all the time, because they have something going on with tradition and honor and... wait, wrong species.
Hehehe. If blades are good enough for Klingons then they are good enough for everyone else.