Klingon Batle'th sword or axe?

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by Mushroom, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    So I learned something new today.

    I always considered a Klingon Batle'th as an axe. Speaking to a swordmaster/seller at a comicon. Blacksmiths have deemed the Klingon weapon as..... a sword!

    Now apparently in 2008, all swords got banned. This Law then got re-written, that the only swords allowed in the UK are traditional swords, that are traditionally made (due to historical relevance) - basically swords that are legal have to be forged etc.

    So for example, an Elvish sword cannot be legal because, Elves don't exist!

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    New-UK-Sword-Legislation-FAQ-


    Nope hand forged swords are still legal, cheap Wall hangers with a curved blade over 50cm however are illegal.... Ish.
     
  3. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Thought thats what I said... traditional swords made by traditional means (forged) are legal.

    Fantasy swords no...because theres no traditional ways of making an Elvis/Klingon sword as they dont exist.

    My main question is...whats the difference? A Police Officers concern is intent of use.
    Just like a baseball bat or a cricket bat...butchers knife etc.
     
  4. SWC Sifu Ben

    SWC Sifu Ben I am the law

    I identify as a half Elf half, Klingon, ergo Elves and Klingons now exist. You're welcome. Import away!
     
  5. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    A good nerd will still buy a handmade work of art over a cheap wall piece so it could still be hand-made. I'd say the best indicator might be price and heritage? Like, a good Blade (Wesley Snipes) sword might also qualify as limited edition memorabilia. Idon't know if that counts for anything though.
     
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  6. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    I assume they mean tradionally forged, as in they're tempered etc, so traditional general metalworking skills, and not just stamped out stainless steel, so not modern mass produced with low quality. The culteral relevence doesn't matter, any "traditional" forging will do.


    The difference is price, the more expensive they are, the less of them in the hands of teenagers there are, and the less random acts of violence with them there is.
     
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  7. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Also blades sword isn't curved so it's legal!
     
  8. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    I'm still reeling from the fact that a Batle'th is considered a sword and not a kind of axe.
     
  9. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Why would it be an axe, an axe would need an axe head surely??
     
  10. Dan93

    Dan93 Valued Member

    Thanks for the clarification on the legislation, Luckily that all my swords and weapons are hand forged. HMB would be pretty boring sport without them. I always thought that a Batle'th looks like a modified Chinese Heaven and Earth sword so vote for sword here.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/284852745151849855/
     
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  11. Fish Of Doom

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  12. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    The true Warrior wields a mek’leth anyway
     
  13. SWC Sifu Ben

    SWC Sifu Ben I am the law

    #NoTrueKlingon
     
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  14. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    #MakeKronosGreatAgain
     

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