WEAPONS haul recovered by police revealed the savage scale of the gang fight which almost cost a stab victim his life, a court heard. Mark Amis was lucky to survive after he was knifed three times during the “organised battle” between warring gangs on North Tyneside. The clash was triggered by a bitter five year feud involving Paul Borg – shot and wounded outside his home months earlier – and his rivals, Newcastle Crown Court has heard. And, as police searched the bloodstained scene of the fight near Coldstream Gardens, Wallsend, they found an arsenal of discarded weapons. They included Samurai swords and machetes left abandoned in gardens or hedges, the court was told. Knives, a hammer and eye-hole only balaclavas had also been left behind as the combatants scattered. And one of the weapons, a Samurai sword found in a garden close to the confrontation, had been honed to such a “lethal” edge it had to be exhibited inside a protective cover. “The item is razor sharp,” said Brian Hurst, prosecuting, before the sword was produced for jurors to hold it for themselves. “It has a lethal edge. It is in a container as a matter of caution. “At least 10 items were found, items of weaponry recovered in and around the area.” Police who launched a special operation to investigate the fight on April 16, staged home raids in the days that followed. Three swords, two knives, a crowbar and truncheon were seized from one address, the court heard. A further sword together with an axe and a metal bar were recovered from another. Borg, 25, of Quay View, and Amis, 23, of Kendal Gardens, both Wallsend are among 13 men waiting to be sentenced after admitting violent disorder. Mark Dalziel, 22, of Blackhill Avenue, and Craig Kennedy, 30, of Murray Road, also Wallsend, both deny the charge.