(1)... Thats no-ones issue but yours... You did, I assume, accumulate these weapons freely and without force applied to you. Thats like saying you cant possibly put all this petrol in a safe container, cus you brought too much... No-one forced you and its your reponsibility to make sure you have proper provisions.Geordie Ross wrote:(1)The price of 10-20 glass front cases is simply unmanageable, the space they would take up is also a serious restriction.
(2)It's "responsible" to wear a condom, and moderate drinking, but few people abide by these responsibilities.
The cost of storing 20 blades is not unimagineable... In fact, based on B and Q's current prices, you could house 8 swords for around £90 (in a nice profecional grade redwood) plus the lock of your choice. Another £15 gets you the stain/paint of your choice... Lets assume you cant put it together yourself... Your looking at double that for a carpenter to do it, and you'd have a lovely finish... So £210 delivered (ish). For the price of one mid range sword, you could house 8 in an exotic wood case, maybe some nice purpleheart? Or a bit of cocobolo? with locks, custom engraved display plaques in brass and accent lighting... So I genuinely dont know what you're talking about.
(2) Few people DO abide by these responsibilities, you're correct... And we call those people irresponsible. Just because stupidity is widespread that doesnt make it less stupid. Same with sword ownership... If you arent a responsible owner, then... Well... You arent. You can say "but freddy/johny/lucy isnt either... " but thats the same arguement my 9 year old daughter uses. lol... "But Daddy, Imogen is throwing stones as well..."
Being AS responsible as someone who is not... Does not make you responsible. Which is socially acceptable, granted. But not correct, reasonable or to be applauded.
Simply put... Good for you. Theres no need to have 20 swords on display unless youre a musium. lol. Locking up the majority in a room seems perfectly reasonable to me. I would also personally also only display blades in a cabinet, but thats me and at least youve made a effort to mitigate the problem, such as it is.oh wraith I call it an armoury for a good reason its a secure room only I have access to as I only have one on display in the sitting room at any one time
That will be it then... It was taken reasonably. Sad, but forseeable, really.Quick update. Turns out the sword in question wasn't on show but tucked away nicely in the wardrobe as his GF didn't want the sword on display in her house as her kids could easily get hold of it. I'm guessing when they arrived she must have said he has a sword in the wardrobe which prompted the search. I've asked her to contact the police as they refused to give it back to him, and ask them to return it to her house where he can collect it in his own time. Silly slag said no as she thinks all swords are illegal to own?? You just cant educate some people.