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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #150 on: April 08, 2008, 04:59:02 pm »
Add pennies to the brim. :D
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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #151 on: April 08, 2008, 05:01:44 pm »
thats flat-caps....

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wait, i have a flatcap somewhere.....
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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #152 on: April 08, 2008, 05:20:55 pm »
if the weapons concealed, how can they know you have it?

They don't. But its much worse for you if you have to use it (self defense becomes less useful in court if you were carrying a weapon illegally), or are otherwise caught with it.

Plus so many office buildings and facilities have security checkpoints and metal detectors now... it's downright scary.
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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #153 on: April 08, 2008, 05:26:03 pm »
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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #154 on: April 08, 2008, 07:24:42 pm »
I will add my lawyerly weight to the discussion. Every U.S. state allows for the carrying of concealed weapons, however many states, California is one, where it is almost impossible to be approved for it. Also, the right to bear arms is seemingly restricted to the discussion of firearms, bladed weapons do not seem to fall under that category. I love my concealed carry permit myself, even though I almost never use it.

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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #155 on: April 08, 2008, 08:06:46 pm »
why thankyou kind sir!

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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #156 on: April 13, 2008, 06:43:05 pm »
I can't say for sure how the EU would treat you regarding live steel and an SCA membership, but the SCA "IS" a non-profit corporation that is quite officially active in multiple countries, it's just as real in the UK as the US.

Regarding the fact that SCA combat doesn't use live steel. That is just the Heavy fighting section of the SCA. The fencers use live steel most of the time, and also when people in the SCA are not actively fighting they are well known for carrying all manner of live steel.

In any case, being in the SCA has in the past saved many people from trouble with the authorities regarding the weapons on their person.

On an only semi related note, DO remember to remove your steel before entering any federal buildings or banks, as they frown on weapons much more than the average grocery store  :P

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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #157 on: April 13, 2008, 06:48:52 pm »
fencing foils, sabres and epee's do not count as swords, as they have no cutting edge or sharpened point.

 

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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #158 on: April 13, 2008, 07:14:58 pm »
Hypothethical question:-

If I started an account with a store (say...2-3 years ago), to buy a set of  "live bladed" swords. and I plan to finnish paying (within the next month or two) for them and then take them home in a sealed box on public transport. Would that be legal?

Bad etiquette quoting one's own post, I know  :(  but I visited the store in question and...there is no chance of getting my swords now.  :'(
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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #159 on: April 13, 2008, 07:18:37 pm »
make sure u get ure cash back!

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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #160 on: April 13, 2008, 07:35:20 pm »
Well my Chainmail Halburk is now paid for and some left over to buy a Gladius.  ;D

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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #161 on: April 19, 2008, 05:55:17 pm »
The guys at Raven Armoury ought to be royally pissed off right now.

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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #162 on: April 19, 2008, 06:01:40 pm »
EDIT: you can still own and buy a curved blade as long as you've got a good reason to buy it; for example, if you're a recreationalist, or a practicing martial artist.
I'm a pirate, is that a good enough reason? ;)
I should photograph my newly illegal sword, its curved and well over 50cm :)
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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #163 on: April 19, 2008, 06:29:34 pm »
EDIT: you can still own and buy a curved blade as long as you've got a good reason to buy it; for example, if you're a recreationalist, or a practicing martial artist.
I'm a pirate, is that a good enough reason? ;)
I should photograph my newly illegal sword, its curved and well over 50cm :)

I wouldn't if I were you. I've heard of a few people being caught after posting photos of such things on the internet.

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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #164 on: April 19, 2008, 06:33:25 pm »
EDIT: you can still own and buy a curved blade as long as you've got a good reason to buy it; for example, if you're a recreationalist, or a practicing martial artist.
I'm a pirate, is that a good enough reason? ;)
I should photograph my newly illegal sword, its curved and well over 50cm :)

I wouldn't if I were you. I've heard of a few people being caught after posting photos of such things on the internet.

"Pirate" isn't recognised as a legitimate job by HMG anymore, sadly...
I'd say avoid posting the pictures, just to be safe.

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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #165 on: April 19, 2008, 06:43:07 pm »
"Pirate" isn't recognised as a legitimate job by HMG anymore, sadly...
I'd say avoid posting the pictures, just to be safe.

Perhaps, but there are certainly a lot more historical reenactors doing some sort of pirate portrayal (at last on this side of the pond) since the Pirates of the Johnny Depp movies.
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Re: Update on the british sword ban
« Reply #166 on: April 19, 2008, 08:58:15 pm »
and scythes are banned? wtf? how many scythe attacks are there?

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Of course this does make me think.. I could see a nice economy start to climb for Clubs, Maces, and anything skull smashy.


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