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14 year old and weapons

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greedygreedyguzzler Thu 04-Jan-18 18:37:26

Is it normal or acceptable for a 14 year old boy to have a slight obsession with weapons? He is a friend of my son's at school and his parents bought him a (real) samuri sword for Xmas, which he now has in his bedroom on display with his collection of other weapons (throwing knives, tasar). Is this normal? He is such a lovely boy that I am hoping someone will say it's perfectly normal, as i actually like my son being friends with him!

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lljkk Thu 04-Jan-18 20:27:48

It's not uncommon to have some interest.
I'm struggling with the tasar, though.

NeganLovesLucille Thu 04-Jan-18 20:31:18

I'm 43 year old teacher and I really really want a proper sword! I have replicas, but I'd love a real one. I have no intention of using it and i don't think that it is particularly worrying. if he's a nice boy then i would not worry about his friendship with your son. Some people jjust like the beautiful appearance and craftsmanship of blades.

pieceofpurplesky Thu 04-Jan-18 20:32:52

My son has interest in weapons - guns, knives etc. He can tell you all about the weapons in all wars.

I find it really odd that this mother has bought him a sword though. I love penguins but I don't keep one in my bath ...

pieceofpurplesky Thu 04-Jan-18 20:33:23

PS awe have many light sabers

Kursk Thu 04-Jan-18 20:36:29

It’s normal for boys to be interested in weapons, DS is interested, he collects bullets and has a few knives. and loves going to the army surplus store!

We moved to the USA and we got him a Hunting rifle. Shooting is a good skill to learn

ImAMarshmellow Thu 04-Jan-18 20:39:19

Friend of mine at school had an interest in Japanese weapons/martial arts. Her and her brothers had nun chucks and all sorts.

The taser is questionable

Kursk Thu 04-Jan-18 20:42:30

I think tasers are illigal in the UK so he may want to keep quiet about that one!!

greedygreedyguzzler Thu 04-Jan-18 23:19:49

Ah, ok. Thank you all. I feel a bit happier now. Him and his dad made the tasar themselves apparently!

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