I practice bagua and lately some of my fellow students have been studying the bagua deer horn knives. These weapons are illegal in some states in Australia but not in others - the problem being that since the handle has a covered guard (which is a blade), it is classed as a 'push knife' (same league as brass knuckles, I think). I was Christmas shopping with my partner yesterday and we were in a homewares store. I came across something called a 'herb cutter', which was a wooded handle with a covered guard, the guard being two (closed) curved blades over the knuckles. My partner thought it was funny that I was so angry about the knife - I told her that herb cutter was obviously illegal, technically, and since it fit close to the hand, it would be much easier to conceal than a couple of 1 1/2 foot long spiked deerhorn knives. Any more stories of this kind of double standard?