Clearly the writers of this article have never been to a comic or science fiction convention:
"THIS five-foot martial arts sword capable of beheading a man was recovered by
shocked cops in a house raid. The terrifying Batleth weapon is identical to one
wielded by Klingon aliens in the Star Trek sci-fi films."
Now, I am not advocating violence or knives, but given the way in which the Baleth was presented and the fact that it was turned in voluntarily, doesn't it seem as if the entire point of having a sharpened Klingon weapon in this case was to draw attention to the amnesty drive mentioned in the article?