Friday, July 06, 2007


Swords at Dawn II

Wow....I copied a news story back in March about a sword fight along the coast of SC, thinking it was an anomaly. Surely no one settles fights with swords anymore, right? Apparently not...

Man killed in North Charleston sword attack
The Associated Press

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. --A man attacked three people in a mobile home park with a sword, killing one man and severely injuring the other two, police said.

Danny Earl Broughton III, 35, brandished the sword briefly at a police officer trying to arrest him after the rampage around 5:30 a.m. Thursday, but dropped it when the officer challenged him, North Charleston Police Lt. Melvin Cumbee said.

Neighborhood handyman Heyward Carrigg, 63, was stabbed to death, while Broughton's 54-year-old father and his 26-year-old roommate Trujillo Mendieta suffered serious stab wounds, authorities said.

The sword was at least two feet long, police said.

Neighbors and friends said Broughton, who has been charged with murder, had a history of mental problems, but investigators are still trying to determine a motive.

"We really don't know what set this guy off," Cumbee said.

Information from: The Post and Courier,

Hope everyone had a good 4th. I've got a lot of stuff to write about, but I'm running short on time...more later.

JT out.

I'm not planning on slashing up a mobile home park or anywhere else, but I do think a sword might be a really cool home defense tool. Instead of the "ka-chink ka-chink" of the 12 gauge racking a shell into the chamber, the home invader would hear the "sshhhhinnng" of a sword being pulled from its sheath.

Followed by shouting "Here comes the Mohel! Prepare for your bris!"
I think that a sword, coupled with throwing stars, may inspire fear more than anything else.
slash & dash

Leave to the motherland to revive the lost art of a proper sword duel.
Swords and throwing stars are a lethal combination, as they combine the 2 toughest (and coolest) opponents in history; the Ninja and the Pirate.
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