Justified & Ancient
- Jun 8, 2008
- Reaction score
That would have been so much fun had he worn a mask of human skin.
As this news item from Michigan's Upper Peninsula illustrates, home invasions work best when the invaders' weaponry outmatches what the homeowner can bring to bear ...
I f*****' hate fly tippers. One of my colleagues was out on a bike ride during the early days of lockdown and passed two fridges dumped by the roadside. On his return journey there were four. Bastards! (Or mating fridges...)A farmer plagued by a fly-tipper who dumped 421 tyres on his land got his own back – after placing them in a truck and depositing them back on HIS doorstep.
The rubbish had been abandoned on Stuart Baldwin's farm in Wigan but the act was caught on CCTV.
Livestock farmer Stuart, 56, was so fed-up after being targeted 25 times he decided to turn detective and tracked him down to his nearby home, giving him three days to clean up the mess.
But when the deadline passed without any action, the dad used one of the trucks from the family's recycling business to deliver them back.
Video posted online show them being deposited at the home of the alleged tipper.
Stuart said: 'Revenge is best served cold isn't it?"
I f*****' hate fly tippers...
I f*****' hate fly tippers. One of my colleagues was out on a bike ride during the early days of lockdown and passed two fridges dumped by the roadside. On his return journey there were four. Bastards! (Or mating fridges...)
Dorset Council said the bags were so heavy that lifting equipment was needed to remove them.
Some of the products have been traced back to abattoirs in Bedford, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Council enforcement officers said slaughterhouse workers and butchers had been helping them with their inquiries.
Reminds me of the very weird paramedic impersonators. There was one operating on the Wirral some years ago on a motorbike. He was easy to spot as there were at the time no motorcycle paramedics in the area.
It is, but more specifically, it's a 'Sinbad Scimitar'. That blade is ludicrous.
That's the one! I think the shopkeeper just bought it as an intimidation weapon, rather than as a practical weapon of battle. It may even have no properly ground and sharpened edge, with it being ornamental rather than functional.This particular model. An expensive toy, designed for cosplay, with a blade made of traditional mediaeval Arabic stainless steel
I have an interest in swords. No real sword with a 23 inch blade would have an 11 inch handle.
For comparison, an Anglo Saxon seax (utility knife/secondary weapon) could be slightly longer than that and had a single handed grip; a Roman gladius (classic "short sword" of the legionary) had a blade up to 27 inches long.
Authentic scimitars were longer and had a blade that was a more sensible width. It was not dissimilar to a western sword such as a falchion or sabre.
There would be no sense in having a blade that wide (unnecessary weight) or a grip longer than the width of one hand unless the blade were about 35 inches long. A sword is a tool designed to do a job with economy of effort: light, balanced, and not unwieldy.
That said, if the video is authentic, he certainly gave the robber a scare. If the robber had called his bluff, it would have got messy, because the guy clearly has no idea how to use the sword.