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Author Topic: Update on the british sword ban  (Read 38794 times)
Tiny5th
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« Reply #75 on: April 06, 2008, 08:51:28 pm »

it is rather strange that theyve made it only illegal to sell / trade / give them

from that interpretation you are still allowed to own them, jut not change hands.

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« Reply #76 on: April 06, 2008, 08:56:02 pm »

That must play merry hell with the crockery.  Grin

Yep. We get through a lot of plates...

And metal polish...
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« Reply #77 on: April 06, 2008, 08:57:01 pm »

It is a bit odd that they can't change hands, ho hum, as soon as there is a court case all will be made clear.
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« Reply #78 on: April 06, 2008, 09:00:54 pm »

You´re right. Any chance we can get one of you brits to go out and kill someone with a sword?
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« Reply #79 on: April 06, 2008, 09:06:22 pm »

Sorry, no net benefits for me.  Cheesy
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Sir Nikolas of Vendigroth
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« Reply #80 on: April 06, 2008, 09:23:56 pm »

You´re right. Any chance we can get one of you brits to go out and kill someone with a sword?

Depends on whether i come across the man who started this or not Wink
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« Reply #81 on: April 06, 2008, 09:31:43 pm »

Perhaps they could be re-assigned as letter openers for very large letters? I have a ornate dagger-cum-letter opener somewhere.
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« Reply #82 on: April 06, 2008, 10:11:09 pm »

or cutting the ends of huge cigars.
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« Reply #83 on: April 06, 2008, 10:31:02 pm »

Im just waiting for re-enactment armour to be banned as it could be by criminals as body armour.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #84 on: April 06, 2008, 10:32:44 pm »

i'm now tempted to hold up a bank in 15 century full plate armour and a claymore  Grin
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« Reply #85 on: April 06, 2008, 10:35:14 pm »

"Tarry thee not, good sir knight! I warrant that thine monies shalt be in mine pockets this fair morn lest I skewer thee betwixt my arrow heads!"
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« Reply #86 on: April 06, 2008, 10:37:32 pm »

your forgetting one thing. i'm exceedingly lucky, therefore you'll never actually hit me.


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« Reply #87 on: April 06, 2008, 10:42:43 pm »

Mine purse is mine, foul knave! It resides quite safe upon the Rock of the North, although whither it goes, only the Wise Woman of Putney knows... have at thee!
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« Reply #88 on: April 07, 2008, 05:06:12 am »

I never knew there was a modern problem with swords in the streets of England! ^_^
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« Reply #89 on: April 07, 2008, 06:50:09 am »

So what exactly is a cutting edge? A edge that can cut? Or is it more complex then I think it is?  Tongue

For the zombie question: I would simply pull out my bass, take a pose (making my hair grow long by the awesome power of rock) and then rock the zombies back to the fiery depths they came from (England I think?  Cheesy)

We have something similar in Sweden and this have had my mind boggled.
If I have a traditional suit on me that are not complete without a sword at my side, for reasons unknown to others. If it is blunt and I have it as part of my costume, will it not still be a problem? With people not liking people walking around dressed nicley with a sword by their side.

Think of all the champagne bottles opened improperly because my sword must be left at home  Sad
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« Reply #90 on: April 07, 2008, 10:47:56 am »

So what exactly is a cutting edge? A edge that can cut? Or is it more complex then I think it is?  Tongue

For the zombie question: I would simply pull out my bass, take a pose (making my hair grow long by the awesome power of rock) and then rock the zombies back to the fiery depths they came from (England I think?  Cheesy)

We have something similar in Sweden and this have had my mind boggled.
If I have a traditional suit on me that are not complete without a sword at my side, for reasons unknown to others. If it is blunt and I have it as part of my costume, will it not still be a problem? With people not liking people walking around dressed nicley with a sword by their side.

Think of all the champagne bottles opened improperly because my sword must be left at home  Sad

It's complicated. the situation makes Dorian Grey look like a hick.
I'll keep you posted as i learn more (i sent an email to a civil servant).
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« Reply #91 on: April 07, 2008, 01:06:26 pm »

[Musing mode]Hmmm...So if swords sticks are banned and now curved blades (over 500mm), then I'll just have to start carrying a genuine (polished granite) Neolithic hand axe* (and maybe a wickerwork buckler) to defend myself against unsavory characters. AFAIK, these are not banned by law...yet?.[/musing mode]

* An added shaft would be useful aswell.  Wink

On a serious note.

Why the heck should I be penalised for my enjoyment for the beauty of a well made blade whether its blunt or live. Just because of a few uncivilised idiots who do not or cannot understand the meaning of HONOUR, INTEGRETY, RESPONSABILITY and most of all RESPECT when it comes to the handling a sword?

(I wonder if the armed forces are exempt from this law?? when being inspected by  visiting Heads of State/given "freedom of the City")

A sword was once a status of rank/power and it means nothing now. It is sad loss indeed.   Cry

When I was a member of a re-enactment society, I was given a spear to use from... lets say...day one and I had to prove that I was capable and worthy to use a weapon. Which I am glad to say I was and graduated to a sword & shield.  Grin


Sidebar?

Did you know that all males (in Britain) from the age of 15 to 45 are supposed to practice archery for at least 3(?) hours on a sunday within one mile of a churchyard as ordered by Henry VIII in defence of the realm? (something do with his dislike of football being played on a sunday).
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« Reply #92 on: April 07, 2008, 01:08:39 pm »

Noo, don't get granite, get ground flint! Much better head-smashin' and edge-holdin' abilities!

Or did you mean flint?
 Cheesy
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« Reply #93 on: April 07, 2008, 01:10:36 pm »

yes i remember hearing that, your local clergy is obliged to give you the lessons.

when me and my friend heard this we decided we should head down there and demand ours
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« Reply #94 on: April 07, 2008, 01:11:54 pm »

Noo, don't get granite, get ground flint! Much better head-smashin' and edge-holdin' abilities!

Or did you mean flint?
 Cheesy

Either one I don't mind, but I wold prefer a polished surface though.
(and was a very quick reply, 13 seconds, I believe?  Shocked )
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« Reply #95 on: April 07, 2008, 01:13:18 pm »

I'm on my way to Overlord, every second counts Wink
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« Reply #96 on: April 07, 2008, 01:17:03 pm »

It's a sad state of affairs when we let society to be run by irresponsible idiots and cater to the same (this applies to all societies, no need to be British to experience it). Sometimes I think that people should be de-armed and de-legged at birth so we could stop making silly laws and regulations that harm the majority and cater to the few, or alternatively wipe out the entire human race; which position I support at any given day depends on whether I'm feeling cheery or not.
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« Reply #97 on: April 07, 2008, 01:37:06 pm »

speaking of ranks i cant believe im already a captain
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Mercury Wells
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« Reply #98 on: April 07, 2008, 01:40:48 pm »

Nope, it's designed to cut anything the user wants it to cut, and cut it well.
And we've reached the crux of the problem here; it's not the sword or gun that does the damage, it's the person using it.

*A lit lightbulb appears above my head*

I wonder if its worth forming the "National Sword Assocation" (NSA) for the promotion of safe use of all swords et cetra et cetra?)


For the zombie question: I would simply pull out my bass, take a pose (making my hair grow long by the awesome power of rock) and then rock the zombies back to the fiery depths they came from (England I think?  Cheesy)

I think that you'll have to destroy the group White Zombie to be really sucessful.  Grin

Congrats to you Sir Tiny.  Smiley   
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« Reply #99 on: April 07, 2008, 05:16:48 pm »

Ah! Maybe we can argue that to not carry a sword violates our human rights?
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