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Old 27 May 2006, 19:01   #11
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Thier profit margins will be sliced
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Old 27 May 2006, 19:07   #12
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If their share price takes a dive, the knives will be out at the next board meeting!
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Old 27 May 2006, 19:17   #13
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Looks like the current management don't cut it, maybe Lidls attempt to take a slice of the watersports market is merely to mask other company difficulties yet to surface....
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Cutting edge humour is still alive and well I see.....
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getting back to the thread- it is illegal to sell the knives to under 16s anyway from whatever outlet, and I expect the dive shops will be upset-they want to charge at least three times that price I would think. Are they withdrawing the sailing knives as well?!
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getting back to the thread- it is illegal to sell the knives to under 16s anyway from whatever outlet, and I expect the dive shops will be upset-they want to charge at least three times that price I would think. Are they withdrawing the sailing knives as well?!
looks like the sailing knives wont be on sail either
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/s...849153,00.html
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Once again stupid political correctness spoils things for decent people!!!

This Policeman's comments are annoying

Sgt Steve Mangham of Essex Police welcomed the decision.
"It was a particularly large scuba diving knife and could inflict untold damage to somebody if it got into the wrong hands," he told the BBC.

Of course a meat cleaver or a boning knife from Tesco will do no damage at all - neither will a screwdriver.

Obviously don't sell knives to kids but it is about time people realised that if people want to hurt someone they will do so no matter what you try to ban!!!

I wonder if they will stop selling the mooring lines because someone may use them as a garotte or try to commit suicide???
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I wonder if they will stop selling the mooring lines because someone may use them as a garotte or try to commit suicide???
Thin stainless steel rigging wire is much better for making garottes, but do get the ends swaged to stop accidental cuts from stray strands...
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Thin stainless steel rigging wire is much better for making garottes, but do get the ends swaged to stop accidental cuts from stray strands...
Speaking from experience???
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That Ebay shop looks great - not as cheap as Lidl though!!!
Yes you're right there Codders, they deliver quick too, as a comparison I ordered some 10mm by 100mm stainless caribiners(sp?) with eyes 2:65 ea delivered, my local dive shop 7:50 OUCH!

Will checking out ropes tomorrow at Lidl if the Narrow boat brigade havent cleaned them out...they are like the Others you know in lost...weird black smoking pipes.. and thats just the women.
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