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#233478 - 02/23/06 12:26 PM makeshift weapons?
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Registered: 10/22/05
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hi, i live in london, and as you people who live here know, the streets are getting increasingly dangerous (in my area anyway) and the laws are getting increasingly more strict on weapons, so can anybody tell me what weapons are legal and illegal in London? i will only use them as a last resort (for self defence) of course, but i just want to know what is possible if there aren't any makeshift weapons lying around.



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#233479 - 02/23/06 12:37 PM Re: makeshift weapons? [Re: thepanda]
Joss Offline
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I know nothing about London or the UK, but I'm guessing a cane is legal there as anywhere... even on an airliner.

http://www.canemasters.com/

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#233480 - 02/23/06 01:12 PM Re: makeshift weapons? [Re: Joss]
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Yeah, i was thinking of something more concealable, like brass knuckles under a glove, or a huge belt buckle, and plus its not that often that you see a 15 year old boy walking with a cane, is it?

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#233481 - 02/23/06 01:56 PM Re: makeshift weapons? [Re: thepanda]
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Good point. At 56 you get a little different perspective. Maybe the trade off is you can run so much faster than me, you don't NEED a cane.

You could learn to play the flute - or pretend to...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0865680590/002-9347397-4587201?v=glance&n=283155

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#233482 - 02/23/06 03:44 PM Re: makeshift weapons? [Re: Joss]
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Loc: newton abbot devon
you can get mettle pole keyrings. they called kubutons or summit like tht. if you learn right they are amzin for self defence ill post a linf with pictures and information on thm!

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#233483 - 02/23/06 03:59 PM Re: makeshift weapons? [Re: webby]
Ives Offline
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Webby, what's with the fancy lingo?

Did you mean: There are these weapons called, kobuton. They look like sticks on a key-ring. They are amazing so I will put a link on here with some illustrations. ??

Devon is in England right?
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#233484 - 02/23/06 07:04 PM Re: makeshift weapons? [Re: thepanda]
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I would say that having any concealed weapon will send u for a skate if the police find it!

How about a metal pen, and a pair of pliers. You can do some interesting things with pliers and they are perfectly legal to carry in your pocket in most countries.

I get funny looks carrying a katana about on the street these days. I wonder why?
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#233485 - 02/23/06 09:07 PM Re: makeshift weapons? [Re: webby]
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I believe the kubotan is illegal in some countries - UK in particular.

A cane/walking stick is a nice improvised weapon, especially if you have a legitimate reason to carry one in public. A concealed sword/dagger inside the cane, well, that's another story....

Other improvised weaponry - crutch, umbrealla, leather jacket, belts, handbags, short piece of cord, piano/guitar wire, guitar (although I wouldn't be using a Washburn or Fender for that purpose), bike chain, bike helmet, bike tyre, bunch of roses, feather duster (although why you'd be caught dead walking down the street with one is beyond my imagination).... lots of seemingly innocuous things can be used as weapons - limited by your imagination....

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#233486 - 02/24/06 10:07 AM Re: makeshift weapons? [Re: thepanda]
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I've heard that a goat can be particularly effective...

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#233487 - 02/26/06 03:57 PM Re: makeshift weapons? [Re: JoelM]
Reiki Offline
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Quote:

I've heard that a goat can be particularly effective...






LOL it makes a perfect weapon!

You can use it as a truncheon or a flail
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