Terrifying Weapons in Wales – Kitchen Knife Described as “Makeshift Bayonet”

Terrifying Weapons in Wales
Terrifying Weapons in Wales

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- As with many leftist writers in Europe and the United States, the author appears to glory in their ignorance of weapons and weapon technology. The short spear improvised from a kitchen knife, above, is not a “makeshift bayonet”. A bayonet is a blade that is to be attached to a firearm for use in hand to hand fighting. There is no firearm associated with the blade in the picture above.  From walesonline.com:

Police raided a home and found two loaded crossbows and a makeshift bayonet.

Officers entered a house in Sandfields , Port Talbot on Saturday afternoon, following a complaint relating to domestic violence, only to be shocked by the weapons they found inside.

A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

A spokesman for the police said: “NPT Sandfields forced entry to an address.

It is not clear what the man was arrested for.  It is legal to own crossbows in the UK without any license if the owner is over the age of 18. Spears are also legal to own in the UK, without a license. Swords may be owned; but they may not be sold, traded, or given away unless they were made by “traditional methods”.

Using the keyboard to scale the blade, it appears to be 5 or 6 inches long.

I find it bizarre that some of the press in the UK label this crude attempt at making effective weapons, “terrifying”. Just about any teenage boy with a hacksaw, file, drill, and hammer, could do much better in a few hours.

Still, improvised weapons such as this can be effective. In Alaska, a homeless man fashioned a similar weapon with a longer blade, and used it to kill a bear. From cbc.ca:

Tandler picked up the spear, which he had earlier prepared for protection by attaching the long knife blade to the branch, said Dave Battle, the Anchorage-area biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Battle said Tandler threw the spear at the cub, hitting it in the side. The bear ran for about 20 yards before collapsing and dying.

“It’s the first time I’ve run across the spearing of a bear,” Battle said.

Authorities determined the bear kill was legal under the state’s defense of life and property law.

Here is a video link of an American boy playing with a homemade spear and spear thrower.

In an early account of the exploration of Australia by Europeans, an Aboriginal asked to see a pistol demonstrated. It was a typical single shot muzzle loading firearm. After seeing it work, the Aboriginal was supposedly unimpressed, indicating that he could do as well with his woomera or spear-thrower. In the new world, spear throwers are called atlatls.

Iron age weapons such as swords, spears, crossbows, and other man-powered weapons are easily created by high school students out of scrap metal. Prisoners often create crude but effective knives, called “shanks” in prison.

The United Kingdom used to be some of the premier weapons makers and wielders on the planet.

Now their media try to indoctrinate them into terror from crude imitations of 14th-century weaponry.

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Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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When guns are banned, citizens will make weapons to protect themselves
If knives and spears are legal, then why is he arrested?
On rereading the article, I see the domestic violence accusations
So another angry spouse making accusations


Well, whadya speck.. they’ve banned REAL weapons, and we ALL have the innate right to defend ourselves. This sort of thing will be done. Half an hour in a highschool metal shop? Hah!! Give me the knife and five minutes at my place (nothing special about it) and I’ll make something equally effective. And half the time allotted will be used to find the cordless drill bolts/screws and nuts, and the proper sized drill bit. Give me half an hour and you can keep the knife. I’ll find SOMETHING lying about and make that work. I expect part of why… Read more »


Ban EVERYTHING that can be used for or made into, the shaft of a spear!!! No more 1x1s, 1x2s, 1x3s, 2x4s, tree branches, bush branches, plumbing pipes, fence pipes, floor lamps, etc.!!!

Tom Webster

Never forget that the primary aim of a newspaper is to sell copy. Accurately reporting news is a poor second place requirement. Hence sensationalist headlines.


@Tom….And with the “Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012” (google it), the radio, TV, and newspapers can now peddle pure propaganda, aka BULLSH*T, 24/7/365 legally. Whatever they want you to think you know, they can legally broadcast it, most likely reinforced from their subliminal “Voice of God Weapon” (google it). The days have come where your thoughts are not necessarily your own. Jesse Ventura and Dr. Robert Duncan have a 5 minute clip on YouTube that introduces you to that technology. Everyone needs to be brought up to speed on that.


Great Britain used to be a great power with brave warriors, now the entire island is home to a bunch of pansies that piss their pants at the sight of a gun. And kitchen knifes. And harsh words.

Tom Webster

I would love to refute what you say MB. Unfortunately I cannot, you are right. For example I recently had my credit card recalled by the bank (SumUp) on grounds that I had been using it in my business which is all about the hire of firearms and they could not be seen to support anything to do with firearms. Go figure! If I even buy something like what I think you guys call a box cutter they need to check I am over 18.


Probably because he couldn’t have a gun. He had two loaded crossbows, I presume so he would have two ready shots. I don’t know much about crossbows, but having them under tension seems like it would be more dangerous than a gun.

Dave in Fairfax

Buzz, Sounds like a Newcastle reload.
Depending on the trigger mechanism, having them cocked wouldn’t be much different form the same thing with a handgun. They don’t generally go off without help.


Thanks for giving such valuable information. In my last birthday, my father gives me a gift bought from swords Kingdom uk.


“Swords may be owned; but they may not be sold, traded, or given away unless they were made by “traditional methods”.”
So you’re telling me that all these cheap swords at https://www.theknightshop.com/blunt-and-sharp-swords-uk have been made using “traditional methods”? What does that even mean?

Dave in Fairfax

Ralex, The website says that some are, “hand-forged museum-quality swords”. Traditional methods would be either pig or ingot steel, hammer forged into a billet, drawn out on an anvil and shaped by hand, then quenched, tempered and sharpened. I can go into greater detail, but that’s the overview. What THEY are talking about is open for conjecture. It could just be marketing.


I wonder if batons are legal for UK citizens to own without a license? A wooden baton and a whistle are what the cops carried for many years in the UK. I hope they at least have upgraded to tactical batons, with a LED light and stun gun in the end. Maybe having an extendable baton with a light and stun gun in the end, and with a pivoting bayonet attached to the end, so it can be used as a short sword, or a spear would be even better. With all the terrorists now living in the UK, even… Read more »