What are Kukris used for?
While most famed from use in the military, the kukri is the most commonly used multipurpose tool in the fields and homes in Nepal. Its use has varied from building, clearing, chopping firewood, digging, slaughtering animals for food, cutting meat and vegetables, skinning animals, and opening cans.
Why do Kukris have a notch?
The notch in kukri had many traditional and practical purpose. According to traditional belief, the notch near the handle of the blade is a Hindu fertility symbol. It is also the footprint of a cow. So the notch forbids slaughtering sacred animal such as cow with it.
What is a falcata sword?
The falcata was a popular type of sword in the Iberian Peninsula from the fifth to the first century B.C. Closely related in form to slashing weapons found in Greece, it is distinguished by the fact that its blade is double-edged for about half of its length, whereas Greek specimens normally have a single cutting edge.
Is there a defence to carrying a knife for religious reasons?
However, there is a specific defence for a person charged to prove that he carries it for “religious reasons”. There is an identical defence to the similar offence (section 139A) which relates to carrying bladed articles on school grounds.
What was the judge’s ruling on the knife charge?
The judge stated that “after all the information about the accused, the reason for the accused to possess a knife and the other circumstances of the case, such exceptional extenuating circumstances are found, that the punishment should be dropped, cf. Penal Code § 83, 2nd period.”
Is it legal to carry a knife in Denmark?
Danish law allows carrying of knives (longer than 6 centimeters and non-foldable) in public places if it is for any purpose recognized as valid, including work-related, recreation, etc. The High Court did not find religion to be a valid reason for carrying a knife.
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