The bat with screws makes me think this wasn't just LARPing/medieval recreation. On the other hand, it reads like the typical stash of a teenager and/or redneck who doesn't necessarily mean any harm but likes the feel of owning implements of destruction. I can't really criticize; I was the same way as a kid, though I never had such a collection. Hell, I'm 35 now and I've still got that cheap pewter flail I picked up at a convention in high school. There might be zombies! You never know!
I wonder if all the "wooden handle with attached knife" are the reporter failing to identify some esoteric polearm, or literally a kitchen knife duct taped to some dowel rod.
The text doesn't stop being funny. "Nun chucks." There's an evocative image. "Silver metal sword blade." None of that purple or green metal here! "Wooden metal hatchets." Uhhhh...