The Vulcan Hand Salute – Surak’s Construct

Surak's Construct
Surak’s Construct

“It is a prime example of Vulcan efficiency to convey so much in such a brief salutation.”


All of Vulcan philosophy rests on the five main concepts embodied in the Vulcan hand salute which is formed by holding the hand up, palm out, and separating the four fingers into a V with the two fingers on one side and two on the other side while holding the thumb separate. In this symbol, the ring finger represents the philosophy of Nome, meaning “All”, while the small finger represents the philosophy of the IDIC.