I thought it was illegal to sell these things!

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:07
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I don't go looking in shops much, so perhaps I'm a bit naive in some ways. I was at the Ettamogah Pub complex on the weekend, and came across a shop selling these amazingly gruesome knives, knuckle dusters, etc. There were large knives with a star picket profile (3 sharpened edges), with numerous back pointing barbs, and knuckle guards with long sharp points. There were knuckle dusters with studs and curved knife edges filled to both ends. Swords, more amazing knives. I couldn't believe it!

Now I've always liked hand crafted quality knives, where you can appreciate the craftmanship, but these things were not collectors items (at least in my mind)...they are weapons which are designed to do sickening damage. Exactly the sort of thing I've recently seen (on TV) used by some gang of thugs. I thought even flick knives were illegal, and that the hand crafted knive people were no longer allowed to sell their wares at markets, etc.

Does any one know if it is legal to sell these things?

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Brid
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:18

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:18
Yes, it is legal, crazy, but still legal!
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Follow Up By: robak (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:44

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:44
Legal to sell.

Illigal to carry, unless you're a chef or simillar.
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Follow Up By: mick - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 10:52

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 10:52
Robak,

A chef with knuckle dusters!!!
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Follow Up By: robak (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 10:53

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 10:53
... to tenderise the meat.
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Follow Up By: Mr Fawlty - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:18

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:18
.... or subdue complaining customers
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 17:06

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 17:06
hahahahahaha you guys LOL
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Reply By: mattfinish - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 10:16

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 10:16
G'day Brid

Yeah I have seen them in places like army disposals and Mitchels adventure stores. Displayed in the front window for all to see. It doesn't make a lot of sence does it. You can't get on a plane with a set of nail clippers, but you can head down town with a medieval weapon designed to disembowel a human being!

2006 Good one Aussie!

Cheers Matt.

P.S. Make as much sence as currupt FIFA referee!
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Reply By: mick - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 10:53

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 10:53
Brid,

I'd be making a phone call to the local cop shop, this stuff if sold could end up the wrong hands and could cause some real damage.

Mick
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:09

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:09
Do they still serve their own special beer at the Ettamogah Pub..? I remember drinking something that was a little different , was quite a few years ago..
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:44

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:44
Yes,

Very popular apparatus for the Asian immigrant lads, I believe.
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Reply By: Brian B (Mackay Qld) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 15:36

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 15:36
Since gun licences were introduced, people cannot shoot each other so they stab each other instead! More stabbings around now than shootings.
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 15:45

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 15:45
One of the 'real' mysteries of the law ,it would be totaly illegal to walk the streets armed with such a "knife" but it is perfectly legal to sell them to 18+ ,bit like the laws concerning pipes and other smoking implements mainly used for smoking illegal herbs ,you can sell the items but face a criminal charge if you use them as intended.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:11

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:11
Just about all the items mentioned above would be illegal in Victoria (I suspect most of them are in Qld too!?). We have some very strict knife laws here (Vic) now, a bit too strict probably - it's illegal for me to carry a Swiss Army knife in my pocket when I'm in an urban environment - I could probably (but no certainty) argue I need to carry one in the bush.

It's just about impossible to control knife sales - are we going to close every kitchen supply shop down? Or prevent screwdrivers being sold?

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:14

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:14
PS:
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To see what illegal in Victoria - just about everything! :)
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:32

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:32
Mike , thats where the law in QLD is an ass , its legal to sell 'knives' ect but illegal to be in posession of a 'knife' ,, as another reply implied ,the asian influence in parts of Brisvegas make certain areas virtual no go zones at night and w/ends , gangs armed with these so called 'knives", not a week goes by that my swmbo does not have to attend surgicaly to a "knife" produced trauma patient.
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Follow Up By: Joombi - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 18:45

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 18:45
Alloy, pardon my ignorance, but I have seen it a lot on this site & for the life of me I can't work out what it means, I have an idea its about the missus?
WTF is "SWMBO".
thort I'd be smart & loom up the abbrev page on here but its not there.
Thanks.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 19:29

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 19:29
It is a mnemonic from a series of books by John Mortimer (an English barrister) about a fictional English barrister called Horrace Rumpole who, although a fearsome character during his court appearances "down the Baily" was in subdued fear of his wife, Hilda, "She Who Must Be Obeyed"

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 19:30

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 19:30
Joombi ,swmbo = She who must be obeyed , 'THE WIFE'
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Reply By: 4x4Mad - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:10

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:10
seen the same thing the other day in maryborough shopping centre , and amazed at the age of the customers buying them ! mostly young teens i,d say to early 20,s . They will stop people bringing this sort of thing into oz , but if they r here they allow them to be sold . Hard to work out hey ?
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:19

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:19
Now if you read this in conjunction with the latest 2 police bashing one wonders if these things will fall into the wrong hands (off course) and do I need one to protect myself?

Kind regards
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:45

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:45
Order three large knives and a couple of knuckle dusters and then suggest to them that you could hold them up and relieve them of their takings (A la Michael Moore in the bank in the doco "Bowling for Columbine"). Suggest to them that these items have nothing to do with the theme of the pub, and that by stocking them they are leading themselves open to robbery and possible civil legal action if they were found to supply weapons that were used in a robbery on another premises. Remind them of the segment in "Bowling...", or suggest the get a hold of the movie and watch it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 19:52

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 19:52
Get-outa here....What possible civil action? We should stay as far as we can away from the good old You-ess-aye!

Andrew
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 20:58

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 20:58
Like it or lump it, that's where our legal system is going............
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 21:19

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 21:19
:-(
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Follow Up By: robak (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 08:59

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 08:59
Ha Ha.... I loved that bit. "Open an account and we'll give you a gun and free bullets, inside the bank"
Only in america...
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