Yesterday's Answer  

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
3114 posts
5/26/2005 6:35 am

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Yesterday's Answer

Answer to yesterday’s question

The wooden fencer is a Bokken, although it is wooden… it is strong enough to face off against a live sword most of the time.

The Samurai used it as a self-defense tool very similar to how modern police use their batons.

There were two people who did in fact mention the Samurai in their responses… for this I most certainly give them credit.


LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
5/26/2005 5:11 pm

That would be a very good reason to keep something around... I don't blame you for holding protection m'lady.


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/26/2005 12:51 pm

I don't 'carry' anything when out of the house, the ONLY time was for work, and well at work got to face it we're in uniform we are targets.

the extendable baton I keep in my draw is for should anything happen at night when Boney isn't home, we used to not live in the greatest neighbourhood although many of the trouble makers have since moved elsewhere.....

and only reason the baton found its way into my draw was because we heard people in our yard and at our windows a couple of times and after spooking them off discovered they had dropped a couple of rather large Knives in their haste!

WyvernRose


LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
5/26/2005 9:30 am

Wooden batons are legal... steel ones are not. At least not where I am from anyway.

I carry Escrima sticks... they are phillipino Kung-Fu sticks.


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/26/2005 9:10 am

Batons required licencing here about 2 years ago, before that we could carry REALLY big mag lites I always held mine with the weight of the batteries on my shoulder, I had a 3 cell Boney had a 6 cell, we had to sell his when the legislation changed as Larger Maglites were included in the definition of a baton.....although now with the way work has gone smaller is better as our torches are now used for close quarter searches.....rather than property sweeps....

although I do still have something I keep in my top draw which isn't entirely legal.....

WyvernRose


LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
5/26/2005 6:36 am

An interesting fact

Some places still do not allow “anyone’ to carry a wooden object. Many foreign cultures only allow riot personal and police to carry a staff or baton.

In the U.S. wooden objects are in fact considered weapons… but they are considered “self-defense” items and not of a seriously dangerous threat to the public. Therefore it is legal to carry them.


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