Jailed UK Man Promises to Give Up Knife Collecting

As reported in the Edinburgh Evening News, a man serving a 6 month term for carrying a knife, now promises to give up his hobby of knife collecting.

Many of the knives and swords in his collection were handed down from his grandfather. The attorney for the man is quoted as saying- “I think this experience (of being put in jail) will result in him no longer collecting knives.”

When he was arrested a witness had seen the knife’s handle sticking out of a bag he was carrying at the time. He has just bought the kukri shortly before being arrested.

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  1. I’m seeing red just thinking about the fact that in the civilized world…or anywhere, that a person could be jailed for simply carrying “man’s oldest tool”. Here in the US, it would seem as long as you aren’t breaking the law, you can thankfully get away with carrying anything of a reasonable size. I hate the looks I have gotten at work for simply producing a *tiny* knife like the Blade-Tech mouse or Böker subcom for utility chores. The “sheeple” that get weirded out are always the first ones to ask you to borrow a knife, even if they’ve acted like I’m weird for carrying a knife in the past!

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