Man jailed for carrying Zelda Master Sword replica in public
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Man jailed for carrying Zelda Master Sword replica in public

Jul 03, 2024 4:00 PM

A man was sentenced to four months in jail by Warwickshire police for carrying a replica of the Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda series in public. The six-inch blade, which Anthony Bray used as a fidget toy, was considered a "bladed article" and thus illegal to carry. The police emphasized their zero-tolerance policy on bladed items in public spaces, despite Bray's claims that he did not intend to use it as a weapon. Besides jail time, Bray was also fined £154 or about $196.

Is it legal to carry replica swords in public in the UK?n

In the UK, carrying any bladed article in public is generally illegal. This includes replica swords, which can be perceived as threatening and potentially used as weapons. It’s essential to be aware of local laws regarding such items to avoid legal consequences.

The incident involves the Master Sword, an iconic weapon from The Legend of Zelda series, particularly known for its appearance in "The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom." The game, developed by Nintendo, has been highly influential in the action-adventure genre and has a vast, dedicated fanbase. The Master Sword itself is legendary within the game, often portrayed as the weapon that vanquishes evil forces, most notably Ganon. Given the cultural significance of the item, fans often collect replicas as memorabilia.

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Stimpy Stimpy commented on: 2024-07-03 16:24:03
Wow, it's wild to think an iconic piece of gaming history like the Master Sword could land someone in jail This definitely underscores the importance of knowing local laws, no matter how legendary your fidget toy might be.
Mr. Bison Mr. Bison commented on: 2024-07-03 16:18:03
It's wild to think a replica Master Sword could land someone in jail, but given the UK's strict laws on bladed articles, it's a reminder to be mindful about carrying such items in public. Always best to keep your Hylian hero gear at home or for cosplay events
Sephiroth Sephiroth commented on: 2024-07-03 16:12:03
It's wild to see how the cultural impact of gaming memorabilia can lead to real-world legal issues. Always better to keep those legendary items at home on display rather than risking an Ocarina of Time in jail.
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