In the archives…

by Carol Browne on September 26, 2009 · 3 comments

in Vancouver

Meanwhile, back in the archives…wait! I just have to tell you that one time I was at a conference where a person announced (on a microphone and everything) that if anyone was interested in seeing the information she had, she could be found at the archives. However, she pronounced it as R-Chives – as in the herb. Yeesh. I know you shouldn’t make fun of the illiterate, but still…the R-Chives? Heh.

Anyway, Chris took us into the Police Museum Archives (pronounced correctly) to show us some of the things the local police have confiscated from a variety of non-law-abiding citizens over the years. This crazy bat knife that Chris is holding is just one such example. Ouch is all I can say.

More pointy and stabby items after the jump…

This was just one drawer…Man. Some people carry dangerous crap with them. I have to say I’m a big fan of the knife with the gun shaped handle.

There were some martial arts weapons, some pokey things with fancy jewelled handles, and some big-ass knives, like this one –

That’s some Crocodile Dundee action.

There weren’t just knives, there was also a very innocent looking cow ring –

Complete with stabby and punchy horns.

Ouch.

And then there were hand grenades. Just like in Anchorman:

Ron Burgundy: Brick, where did you get a hand grenade?
Brick Tamland: I don’t know.
[SOURCE]

Not just one, but a few. Obviously, they are not active now, but I believe at the time the police confiscated them, they were. Seriously? Hand grenades? Where on earth do you find live hand grenades?

Wait. No. Forget it. I don’t want to know.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mike Browne September 26, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Brick: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH

2 ablom September 27, 2009 at 10:28 am

Jeez Mike, don’t squeeze it that hard!

3 Leah September 28, 2009 at 11:25 am

My goodness! Some people went to a lot of work to make some of that stuff. Just think if they had put all that energy into making something warm, like a scarf or a sweater, or made a knife pleated shirt or used a plain ordinary knife and used the extra energy to cook, like soup which has julienned veggies in it?

I am going to stick to my lovingkindness meditations. Evidently kindness will protect a person from that kind of thing.

I am a fan of the bone handled affair with the brown sheath. It looks like it would bone a chicken quite nicely.

I have more work to do before I feel safe. ; )

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