Monday, July 21, 2008

Sword Safety

Just saw this in the IndyStar:

"Woman accidentally stabs herself in cemetery ritual"

In part:
A Boone County woman accidentally stabbed herself in the foot with a 36-inch sword used in a Wiccan ceremony in a Lebanon cemetery, police said.

According to a Lebanon Police Department news release, Katherine Gunther, 36, was performing a Wiccan "ceremony of thanks" in Oak Hill Cemetery around 12:15 a.m. Saturday when she ran the blade through her left foot. She said in an interview Monday that she'd had a run of good luck recently and wanted to give thanks with the rite.

Gunther said she was aiming to put a sword in the ground when it accidentally hit her foot.
She wasn't following the four rules:

1. All swords are always sharp
2. Never let the point of a sword point at anything you are not willing to stab
3. Keep your sword in the scabbard until you are ready to slash or stab
4. Be sure of your target and what is behind it

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