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by Wanderingblade
Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New Consultation to ban all swords
Replies: 190
Views: 47526

Re: New Consultation to ban all swords

God bless you Mick. We were literally together in spirits (Dalwhinnie in my case!) I'm so very sorry - but Dalwhinnie tastes like cat wee. If anyones interested in preventing the addition of straight blades swords to the list of banned items please join the AKCT (http://www.akct.org) It's time we u...
by Wanderingblade
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New Consultation to ban all swords
Replies: 190
Views: 47526

Re: New Consultation to ban all swords

Wanderingblade wrote:I think someone needs a hug. ;)
I think I need something a bit stronger than a hug, bend over and lube up sir :twisted:[/quote]

OK - but you'll have to wait until the Home office have finished.....................and if it's curved and over 50cm's it won't be allowed entry! :mrgreen:
by Wanderingblade
Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New Consultation to ban all swords
Replies: 190
Views: 47526

Re: New Consultation to ban all swords

Larnz wrote:
eyesonly wrote:when has protesting changed anything in the past?
Poll Tax springs to mind?
Larnz wrote:I guess the pen really is mightier than the sword in this case and there's nothing we can do about it :cry:
I think someone needs a hug. ;)
by Wanderingblade
Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New Consultation to ban all swords
Replies: 190
Views: 47526

Re: New Consultation to ban all swords

If we dont start getting collectively organised and make a unified voice against this, its over for swords, then its over for shooting sports and Fencing, and javellin throwing until we are down to being a disarmed Nation of culturally and historically disenfranchised sheep who couldn't be trusted ...
by Wanderingblade
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New Consultation to ban all swords
Replies: 190
Views: 47526

Re: New Consultation to ban all swords

OK chaps - Just thought I'd have another chat with the Home Office Looks like discussions are underway to widen the ban to cover ALL swords by October. Same exemptions for martial artists / re-enactors etc will apply. There will be NO consultation - this will be decided 'behind closed doors' There m...
by Wanderingblade
Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: All curved Swords to be banned
Replies: 134
Views: 31889

Re: All curved Swords to be banned

In a classic case of 'you either laugh of cry' have a look at the 'enlightened' debate about this in from the House of Lords yesterday:
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/p ... 1866000003

You couldn't make it up.
by Wanderingblade
Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: All curved Swords to be banned
Replies: 134
Views: 31889

Re: All curved Swords to be banned

just out of interest, i wrote a letter to my local MP regarding the sword ban and didn't receive any useful reply You will never get taken seriously by your MP if you accept the first response as absolute. The fob-off is a tried and tested system to weed out those who just want a whinge and those w...
by Wanderingblade
Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: All curved Swords to be banned
Replies: 134
Views: 31889

Re: All curved Swords to be banned

Too little too late dude. Saying that even if every sword owner in the country joined forces the Government still wouldn't have give a sh*t. Best of British luck to you though in your endeavours sir. Too late to formulate a combined opposition to the sword ban BUT don;t kid yourself it's going to e...
by Wanderingblade
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: All curved Swords to be banned
Replies: 134
Views: 31889

Re: All curved Swords to be banned

Just a quick announcemen -

As our voices will be easilly ignored until we pool our resources, combine our forces and are able to present a cohesive and representative front.

I am hoping with the help of the knife and sword community that this can be the place.

http://www.akct.org
by Wanderingblade
Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: All curved Swords to be banned
Replies: 134
Views: 31889

Re: All curved Swords to be banned

...tho last thing i heard about this ban was that it was curved blades with only one sharp edge that would be banned. thus meaning that a chinese tai chi broadsword would not be banned Thats partially right - it is only curved swords involved but the presence of a sharpened edge is not specified so...
by Wanderingblade
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: All curved Swords to be banned
Replies: 134
Views: 31889

Re: All curved Swords to be banned

Thanks. I'm not kidding myself and I know the kind of battle we have ahead, but I;ll never be able to pick up my Katana again with a clear concience if I didn;t try.

When I'm up and running I'll let you know.
by Wanderingblade
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: All curved Swords to be banned
Replies: 134
Views: 31889

Re: All curved Swords to be banned

This is part of the reason I am involved in a new organisation designed to combine the voices of the industry at large as well as the collectors / makers. Only through pooling resourses, combining voices and organising can anything be done. A lone voice can be ignored - the voice of an entire indust...
by Wanderingblade
Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: All curved Swords to be banned
Replies: 134
Views: 31889

Re: All curved Swords to be banned

:S We ain't gonna win this one folks :cry: Certainly won't if we don't try? There is every chance this can be scuppered - There is no provision for cultural / religious use, so what will happen when the sikh community find out? or an Orange order member wants a new sword? The only exemption for ant...
by Wanderingblade
Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: All curved Swords to be banned
Replies: 134
Views: 31889

Re: All curved Swords to be banned

Another first poster here. Wish it were under better circumstances. Just need to clarify that this has not been written into law - yet! It is scheduled to go before the house for debate on the 17th March so we have until then to write to your respective MP's and point out the obvious flaws and unwor...