this devastatingly deadly explosive was created by the forces of the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the height of the Clone Wars. It was essentially a smart bomb that was launched in a high arc, so that it could avoid any defensive screens. It then targeted a large concentration of clone troopers and came down in their midst. The bomb was equipped with a sensor that detonated the bomb at chest level. When it exploded, the weed-cutter flung a payload of razor-sharp durasteel flechettes in a circular pattern, cutting through armor just as easily as it did through flesh. The resulting damage to the clone troopers was incredible, rendering entire companies into ragged lumps of flesh.