I'm really thinking this item is a reference to a recent Jick, Xeno, Riff show. It doesn't make an explicit reference in the item description, but just the fact that Jick decided to make a Grass Blade references that conversation, I think.
Here's what I remember... it's not the exact text, but it's the best I can do from memory. It's not written in Zalan's transcripts, so I'm not sure which show it was. "(whoever) says, 'Meranna told me to call you a trader-whored bastard. That's funny becuase I think he means 'traitor Horde bastard', but it's spelled like someone that whored out to a trader, perhaps Trader Joe. Go to hell, Meranna. Meranna's nice, though. She tweaked my gayly-named World of Warcraft character. (Riff: What was the name?) It was 'Grass Blade'. Well, I figured because he's a warrior and... into nature. 'Look at me, I have a blade made out of grass!' I would actually run around emoting that in a... high-pitched font." Something along those lines. --DestroyerBEACON 09:59, 18 April 2006 (CDT)
well, the Blade of Grass could also refer to Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. --Devdogg 09:26, 6 December 2006 (CST)