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Re: I was waiting for this!

Postby WhyNot » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:30 am

My Dear Gentle Lady, you are not exhibiting proper grip for cutlery. The commoners are watching, I will lower myself and comment, ''get a grip!''
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Re: I was waiting for this!

Postby AlanM » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:04 am

I thought of this thread when I found a link to knife laws in the UK and read through them.
https://www.gov.uk/buying-carrying-knives

I had earlier posted a comment about the confiscated knives having a bunch of Opinel folders in the photo.
And I mentioned that many Opinels have a ferrule that can be rotated to either lock the knife open or closed.

It turns out that ANY folder that has a locking blade is illegal.

Although this:
Lock knives
Lock knives are not classed as folding knives and are illegal to carry in public without good reason. Lock knives:

have blades that can be locked and refolded only by pressing a button
can include multi-tool knives - tools that also contain other devices such as a screwdriver or can opener

Would indicate that Opinels under 3 inches should be legal.

I do a lot of text chatting with a young lady on a gaming site that I help moderate who lives in the London area.
Just yesterday we got to talking about differences between the UK and USA with respect to ages to be able to do things.

She posted this:
Its so odd here cause you can learn to drive at 16, move house at 18 but you cant buy knives or forks till 21 :P

I responded:
Knives and forks??????

Answer:
You can't buy your own cutlery until 21 :)
You can't even buy scissors.


BTW "move house" I think means move out on your own legally. ie rent or buy a dwelling.
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Re: I was waiting for this!

Postby bignflnut » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:53 pm

That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law ...:

Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits...

A British judge is proposing that all knives in the country have the points filed off. You do not really need pointy knives, he says, and they are causing all the knife crime.

The parallels to the the push to ban guns in the UK are unmistakable. From telegraph.co.uk:

A judge has proposed a nationwide programme to file down the points of kitchen knives as a solution to the country’s soaring knife crime epidemic.

Last week in his valedictory address, retiring Luton Crown Court Judge Nic Madge spoke of his concern that carrying a knife had become routine in some circles and called on the Government to ban the sale of large pointed kitchen knives.

Latest figures show stabbing deaths among teenagers and young adults have reached the highest level for eight years, and knife crime overall rose 22 per cent in 2017.

In the past two months, he said, there have been 77 knife-related incidents in Bedfordshire, including three killings.


Does he really believe these young warriors, defending their honor and their turf, as they see it, will be deterred from having effective weapons because they may need to file a point back on a knife?

Does he completely miss the availability of steel, hard plastic, files, belt sanders, brass, bronze, copper, aluminum, or even flint and glass?

How far separated from reality is this judge?


Sharpness is bad, mkay.
Dull the knives.
Dull the minds.
Dull the senses, except the outrage / victim sensor...hyper irritate that one constantly...
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Re: I was waiting for this!

Postby WhyNot » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:24 am

There's two methods with using a knife whether it's self defense or cutting meat, driving the point in and slashing/cutting. Doofus doesn't realize rounding the tip of a sharp knife aids it in sliding around bone. I remember in the days of resharpening our fixed broadheads for deer hunting round the tip slightly for that very reason.

Even squaring the tip does not stop penetration if driven hard enough, such as a full commit strike in a self defense or attack scenario.

And don't tell Doofus about the in close technique of pommel strikes
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Re: I was waiting for this!

Postby bignflnut » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:01 am

Police to create 1,000 detectives in 12 weeks: Force chiefs to fast-track hundreds of recruits in desperate bid to plug gaps as crime surges in Britain

Up to 1,000 graduates are to be trained as detectives on a 12-week course
The move hopes to tackle a ‘national crisis’ in police staffing levels
Home Secretary Sajid Javid acted after warnings crimes were going unsolved due to a shortage of investigators


Huh? You make everyone a criminal by taking away the tools of self defense and somehow violent crime rises to the point of national crisis? Standards get lowered and policing quality goes south (reinforcing the need for citizens to defend themselves and their families).

Who would have predicted such?
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Re: I was waiting for this!

Postby High Power » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:39 pm

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I wonder what Mad Jack Churchill would have to say about his country today.

Note the photo below. He's the one on the extreme right carrying a broadsword during the landings at Normandy.

He is also the last British soldier to have ever killed an enemy with a longbow. He shot a German Staff Sergeant in France in 1940 with his bow and a broad-head tipped arrow.

He also said; "if it hadn’t been for those damned Yanks we could have kept the war going for another 10 years.”


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Photos like this one might be banned in England next.

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Re: I was waiting for this!

Postby AlanM » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:19 am

Hmmm, apparently my young friend in the UK mis-spoke. She said 21 for cutlery. She's just 15 so not yet concerned.
Even though she claims to have a knife for protection.
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