New knife games to play, a questionable arrest (?) and your UK Knife Idiocy of the Week, all in this week’s knife digest.
Bringing A Knife To The Gun Show
Forget Bladesports, how about competitive knife fighting?
The 25-year-old [James Milne] left the army 18 months ago after six years of service and what he said was too many meals with dodgy cutlery.
After leaving he decided to make himself a knife which could cut through steak like butter, rather than buying one from a shop.
Now Mr. Milne is an in-demand bladesmith selling custom pieces for more than $1100 each.
What do you think? Justifiable arrest?
Reporter Virginia Huie [from News 12] and her crew had gone to the Levittown home of Jeremy Henggeler Monday to interview him about a controversial Facebook post about an FDNY firefighter’s funeral procession…
Henggeler was in his garage when they got there, and when Huie went up to speak to him, he allegedly showed a knife and threatened her.
The news crew left and notified police, who arrested Henggeler. He was charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
I’m sure there is more to the story, but I doubt we’ll get an accurate description from News 12. In their reporting they show a photo of a Morakniv Bushcraft, identified as the knife Henggeler brandished, and identify it as a 6-inch hunting knife. I can let the “hunting knife” descriptor slide (it is orange, after all) but who knows where the six inch measurement came from. Official specs list the blade as 4.3 inches.
Then again, maybe that is just an alternative fact?
UK Knife Idiocy Of The Week
“Knives do not keep you safe – quite the opposite. By carrying a knife you are putting yourself in much greater danger, being more likely to become involved in a violent situation and get injured yourself.”
So it’s the knife’s fault?