My opinion is.
It was a weapon, made into a belt, and sounds like it could easily be taken from ones waist and used as a weapon, so in a way glorifying the weapon as
decoration and still had function as a weapon, assumption being, whomever wears one thinks such weapons are clever, but they are not, brass knuckles
are purely designed to maximise damage caused by punching.
I think they are abhorrent personally.
But, saying that, if you had, or person you intended it to be a gift for, had a half meter length of steel chain, for say locking a bike to a lamp
post, that could do exactly the same thing and possession of a length of steel chain isn't something anybody would be arrested for unless it was seen
wrapped around somebodies fist.
You said, it was a belt buckle and could be used as a weapon still, so good call by the officer
as far as i'm concerned.
Perhaps you, and your friend, shouldn't go around thinking weapons are somehow clever, to be glorified as decorative clothing accessory, i hope the
source of the weapon/buckle gets sorted out as well.
Violence is not clever, weapons are not clever, you, your friend, may be peaceable people, but what if some drug addict trouble maker, Alcohol or
illicit, sees you or your friend wearing such an item and thinks something like, "he thinks he's well 'ard, i gonna fight 'im." and kicks the
snot out of you or your friend, ay.
This officer may have saved you, or your friend, a good kicking somewhere in the future, because you, or your friend, will not be wearing it now, will
On your side completely with the weed, am completely pro legalisation and have articulated much in the name of legalisation, online and to UK
politicians etc, but weapons, decorative or otherwise, it's glorifying the weapon serving as a belt buckle and that is just as bad as possessing it
as a weapon in my book as well and you admit it could be used as a weapon as much as it's supposed to be decorative.
You say "i can hardly smush a bug without feeling sad about it later", well great, i'm the same, but no way would i purchase a weapon even if it
was as a belt or something, it still serves to normalise violence and violent behaviour, so why do you think brass knuck's which are weapons designed
purely to maximise punching damage, are something nice to give somebody as a present?
That's the bit i don't get, you are a peaceable person, but think a weapon used to harm another as much as possible, is something nice to give
somebody else, what in the blue blazes of hades was going through your head, if you are peaceable.
If you are a peaceable person, behave like it, don't buy weapons which harm, even if they are fashion items, that still says you think violence is
somehow clever, whichever way one wishes to cut it.