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Sculptor Spends 2 Years To Build Knife Angel Out Of 100,000 Weapons, However Government Rejects It
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Sculptor Spends 2 Years To Build Knife Angel Out Of 100,000 Weapons, However Government Rejects It

There’s a giant 26-foot-tall Knife Angel sculpture in the UK, built entirely out of 100,000 donated knives. But besides the impressive statistics, it’s also a monumental sculpture built out of morbid necessity to remember the victims fallen to the increasing knife violence in the United Kingdom and to finally acknowledge that there is a real problem.

The beautiful sculpture’s creator, Alfie Bradley, has spent two years designing and building this work of art which features police donated knives that were actually used in violent crimes all over England and Wales, some of which even have the names of the victims engraved onto the blades. The rest came thanks to the help of British Ironwork Centre in Shropshire, which initiated an amnesty program “Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife” through which people could anonymously donate their knives to create this sculpture artwork.

Besides cleaning every knife of ‘biological material,’ Alfie also “had to blunt every single knife to make sure they’re not sharp anymore, and can’t create any damage,” Bradley told ITV News.

Bradley is currently running a petition to put the metal sculpture on Trafalgar Square in London to raise awareness of the issue, and you can show your support right here.

More info: British Ironwork Centre (h/t: demilked)

This 26-foot-tall Knife Angel sculpture is actually a monument…

For the victims fallen to the increasing knife violence in the United Kingdom

And it’s built entirely out of 100,000 donated knives

Some of which have actually been used in the crimes

The angel’s creator, Alfie Radley, has spent two years designing and building the sculpture

But the idea was rejected by the government…

as they thought it showed Britain in a bad light

But Alife is not giving up, and now he wants to put it on Trafalgar square in London to raise more awareness

And you can help him out by signing this petition

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Jim Hubbard
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5 years ago

Until people stop being childish and admit what the actual problems are, none of this will change. There is no such thing as "knife violence" or "gun violence" or "car violence". There are only violent human beings. You'll never get anywhere with combatting violence if you cannot even call it what it is - violent human beings.

Alfred E Newman
Community Member
5 years ago

You're absolutely right Jim. Weapons do not kill people. People kill people, who use certain tools for their own purposes. Amen.

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Mark Nicodemo
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5 years ago

You cannot disarm innocent people of guns and then expect that criminals and violence will magically disappear. Instead of guns, they'll simply use another lethal weapon, and they have done exactly that.

John L
Community Member
5 years ago

Mark, you took the words right out of my mouth. Violent people will always find a way to channel that violence. That's why innocent people need to have the Liberty to protect themselves.

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Irén Pölös
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow... amazing sculpture and a very powerful message. I do hope it'll be desplayed somewhere

jetmastergames
Community Member
5 years ago

@EloiseHanson: It's bad enough that you are using an easily researchable name as your username while you try to scam people, but trying to scam people in the comments of an article highlighting the amount of fatal stabbings in the UK? that's disrespectful and sad, Please excuse my language, but you need to fuck off and get a damn job to raise your income, and stop trying to get other people to do it for you.

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Jim Hubbard
Community Member
5 years ago

Until people stop being childish and admit what the actual problems are, none of this will change. There is no such thing as "knife violence" or "gun violence" or "car violence". There are only violent human beings. You'll never get anywhere with combatting violence if you cannot even call it what it is - violent human beings.

Alfred E Newman
Community Member
5 years ago

You're absolutely right Jim. Weapons do not kill people. People kill people, who use certain tools for their own purposes. Amen.

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Mark Nicodemo
Community Member
5 years ago

You cannot disarm innocent people of guns and then expect that criminals and violence will magically disappear. Instead of guns, they'll simply use another lethal weapon, and they have done exactly that.

John L
Community Member
5 years ago

Mark, you took the words right out of my mouth. Violent people will always find a way to channel that violence. That's why innocent people need to have the Liberty to protect themselves.

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Irén Pölös
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow... amazing sculpture and a very powerful message. I do hope it'll be desplayed somewhere

jetmastergames
Community Member
5 years ago

@EloiseHanson: It's bad enough that you are using an easily researchable name as your username while you try to scam people, but trying to scam people in the comments of an article highlighting the amount of fatal stabbings in the UK? that's disrespectful and sad, Please excuse my language, but you need to fuck off and get a damn job to raise your income, and stop trying to get other people to do it for you.

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