Series of attacks prompts ban on imitation samurai swords – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2007 in news, offensive weapons by sally

“Imitation samurai swords are to be banned in the UK following a series of high-profile attacks, the government announced yesterday. The curved, single-edged Japanese blades, available for as little as £35 on UK websites, have been involved in about 80 serious crimes in England and Wales in recent years, including at least five deaths.”

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The Guardian, 13th December 2007