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Klingon Blade Seized in U.K. 
25th-May-2006 08:25 pm
War Bunny
Officer with Klingon Blade

By MIKE SULLIVAN
Crime Editor

THIS five-foot martial arts sword capable of beheading a man was recovered by shocked cops in a house raid.

The terrifying Batleth weapon is identical to one wielded by Klingon aliens in the Star Trek sci-fi films.

Officers seized the three-handled sword — which has huge pointed blades at either end — at a home in Gloucester.

It was shown yesterday at the start of a five-week national knife amnesty. Cops hope 30,000 blades will be handed in, with owners free from prosecution.

Local Insp Mac McGarry wielded the sword, which he said had been sharpened to kill.

He said: “It is a particularly nasty weapon which could easily take someone’s head off.”

Home Office Minister Vernon Coaker launched the amnesty in St John’s Wood, North West London. He said: “We are determined to get the scourge of knife crime off our streets.”

But Victims of Crime campaigner Norman Brennan, a serving cop, branded the initiative a “futile PR stunt”.

He said: “It is likely to be supported by the law-abiding public and not those who carry knives for criminal activity.

“Knife crime will only get worse if we don’t introduce a five-year mandatory sentence for anyone carrying a knife.”

THE Queen’s grocer Fortnum & Mason was fined £2,000 by Horseferry Road Magistrates in London for selling a knife to a child under 16.
Comments 
26th-May-2006 12:47 am (UTC)
hell, i have one of those, also quite sharp (ive easilly cut myself 3-4 times cleaning it) hanging next to my bed...along with various other blades, Klingon, Elven, English, and Japanese. hehe. good times.
26th-May-2006 01:01 am (UTC)
Couldn't they have had someone that at least LOOKS like a warrior model that weapon? *shakes head in disgust*
26th-May-2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
well these are Brits after all, at least he is holding it right
26th-May-2006 04:04 am (UTC)
A bumper sticker zi see at cons "If they ban guns, can We use swords?" I see the answer now is "No" They are turning Brits into sheep, and of course leaving them unarmed against the wolves.
26th-May-2006 05:08 am (UTC)
If Batleths are outlawed, only outlaws will have Batleths. ^^
24th-Feb-2010 01:28 pm (UTC) - Speed
Anonymous
But can it measure bullet speed?
14th-Mar-2010 12:34 am (UTC)
I can see a ban on guns, but knives? and in a country that prides itself on knights and their swords, that's just throwing away your history!

Besides, I seriously doubt that the owner would want to get blood on such a collector's item.
18th-Jun-2010 03:13 am (UTC)
Anonymous
This is quite retarded don't you think? Seizing a Batleth??? It's a fucking wall hanging... art... orniment, These people are fools and those poor treki bastards are paying the price for their ignorence... makes me sick. It's a great picture of what's wrong with the world... look at that cops face... he's never seen one of those in his life, he thinks it's a big shock to the public that it exists... he should be beheaded with it to bring the average of human intellegence up a notch.
18th-Jun-2010 03:14 am (UTC)
Anonymous
This is quite retarded don't you think? Seizing a Batleth??? It's a fucking wall hanging... art... ornament, These people are fools and those poor treky bastards are paying the price for their ignorance... makes me sick. It's a great picture of what's wrong with the world... look at that cops face... he's never seen one of those in his life and he thinks it's a big shock to the public that it exists... he should be beheaded with it to bring the average of human intelligence up a notch or 2.
3rd-Dec-2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
ohh, so sweet ;>

Pozdro J. from pl ^__^
1st-Feb-2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
its a collectors item anyone with it is probably a star trek fan which would mean if theyve gone to the effort of getting themselves a batleth in such good condition they wont want to get it damaged or stained
7th-Mar-2011 05:01 am (UTC)
Just found this.

It's made of fine Pakistani steel, too, and from the looks of the tips, NOT sharpened. Looks just like the ones I used to sell, before Paramount threw a hissy fit.
7th-Mar-2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
But Officer! That's my car's bumper. It's not a weapon.

My appologies to all Trekis, could not resist. You'd think they'd concentrate, instead, on dangerous philosophies or criminal behavior.

So tell me, what does one carve the roast with, in Britain?
7th-Mar-2011 07:26 pm (UTC) - BatLeth Sharp
Look closer at the picture. The "bottom" leading edge, the one extending near the "model's" right hand, has grind marks and is probably sharp.

That said, what do these idjits expect to do the next time someone has to open a well-taped package? ...and "Mandatory five-year sentence" for anyone carrying a knife? Really? What are they going to do about martial-arts training? Chop the hands off of the black belts? Call for "voluntary compliance"?
7th-Mar-2011 07:27 pm (UTC) - Re: BatLeth Sharp
... dammit, this was _supposed_ to post as a reply to the anonymous who thought the blades were dull. Bad LJ. No cookie.
4th-Apr-2011 02:51 am (UTC) - Re: BatLeth Sharp
That's how they come from Pakistan. They're sometimes a tad rough, but they are not properly sharpened, and they're made of 416 stainless, which doesn't properly harden for blade use, and they don't properly treat them anyway. You could certainly mess someone up with one...you could mess someone up with a rake or shovel. And no one would question you walking down the street with a rake or shovel.
4th-Apr-2011 03:07 am (UTC) - Re: BatLeth Sharp
"No one would question you walking down the street with a rake or shovel."

Are you sure? This is the "modern" England, after all.
20th-Mar-2011 12:19 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
yep... cops never were to bright. soon i will be afraid to take toothbrush in my hand cuz they will prosecute me.
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