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14 year old and weapons
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greedygreedyguzzler · 04/01/2018 18:37

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 · 04/01/2018 20:27

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

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NeganLovesLucille · 04/01/2018 20:31

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.

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pieceofpurplesky · 04/01/2018 20:32

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 ...

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pieceofpurplesky · 04/01/2018 20:33

PS awe have many light sabers

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Kursk · 04/01/2018 20:36

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

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ImAMarshmellow · 04/01/2018 20:39

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

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Kursk · 04/01/2018 20:42

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

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greedygreedyguzzler · 04/01/2018 23:19

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

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