5/10/2012 10:22am, #21
"Its ok Officer, I'm building some really small rattan furniture"
Edit: Not carrying them around for self-defense or anything retarded like that, just to and from the gym.
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5/10/2012 11:05am, #22
You can own a samurai sword as long as its a genuine collectors item. If its less than 100 years old its illegal to either import, sell or own one. Its worth pointing out that any Japanese sword produced after 1912 was probably not owned by a 'Samurai' in the sense we imagine a 'Samurai sword' to mean.
The law was aimed at takeing those cheap modern ones off the market.
If you want to pick yourself up a genuine Samurai sword you still can. And I'm 100% if you really wanted to pick up one of the cheap mass produced modern ones you still can.
5/10/2012 11:07am, #23
The katana law was quite specifically written to target wall-hangers for scumbags, so if it's a real antique, hand-forged and/or you're provably a member of a club you can still buy one. They're also only illegal to sell, not to own.
P.S. Judoka_uk, you're a little out of date, they loosened the law up to allow traditionally made weapons as well as antiques. And it was always selling them that was illegal, never possession.
Much infos here: http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/New-UK-Swo...00000006500890
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5/10/2012 11:15am, #24
- Join Date
- Feb 2007
I remember having a lively discussion with the instructor as (at the time) I often carried a fixed bladed knife when I went sea fishing to cut bait and was told it was technically illegal.
I think it all depends on the police on the day. It is worth pointing out I haven't been in the police for quite a few years and legislation/best practice may (and probably has) changed
5/10/2012 11:21am, #25
That's not quite correct, ceremonial/religious purposes and work are examples of good reasons, not restrictions on them.
5/10/2012 11:23am, #26
- Join Date
- Feb 2007
Like a lot of police in the UK, he didn't know what the law actually says.[/QUOTE]
Yep! I do remember making it up as we went along. Collegue of mine once nicked a guy "cos you are a ****"
5/10/2012 2:08pm, #27
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- San Diego
- street paddleboarding
5/10/2012 3:49pm, #28
I'm pretty sure its standard practice, because its much easier for the police to trick someone into surrendering their weapons or potential weapons and then grudgingly give it back later.
Thus covering the polices' arse rather than find out someone has a weapon or potential weapon and let them carry on their way on to be later cross examined about why you stopped the guy with the weapon and let him go.
Frankly if I was a policeman I would probably do the same.
5/10/2012 4:10pm, #29
affect a limp & travel with a cane!!!! & only CANEMASTERS will do!
let me tell you, few things are as gratifying as shattering someone's knee with a nice stout hickory stick..."Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***
"The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19
"Hope is not a method... nor is enthusiasm."
~ Brigadier General Gordon Toney