Rass were a species of predators native to the planet of Sakiya in the Saki system of Hutt Space. They possessed hard bones that were a pebbled black in color and used by the sentient Sakiyan species, who were also native to the rass' homeworld, to make the handles for bladed weapons. The Sakiyan Admiral Tarnese Bleyd who served the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars owned a knife with a handle made of rass bone, and considered the blade among his favorites.
Behind the scenes
Rass were first mentioned in the 2004 novel MedStar I: Battle Surgeons, which was written by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry. They also received an entry in the The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia released in 2008 and written by Stephen J. Sansweet and Pablo Hidalgo.
- MedStar I: Battle Surgeons (Bones only) (First mentioned)