A man brandished a large Samurai sword towards his partner as he threatened to cut her into "little pieces" as she hid in a bathroom, a court has heard.
Steven Allan Edge, 39, was refused bail when he appeared in Wollongong Local Court yesterday.
Documents tendered to court said Edge was arguing with his partner of two years at their Lake Illawarra unit on Friday afternoon about repairing her car.
Neighbours allegedly heard the argument and told Edge to "shut up" and "stop treating ya missus like s***", the documents said.
The woman allegedly took refuge in the bathroom before Edge followed her, pushing her backwards. She managed to shove him away and closed the door.
Edge allegedly picked up a Samurai sword, and continued to yell at his neighbours, before he walked back into bathroom and began threatening his partner with the weapon.
Edge allegedly said words to the effect of "I am going to cut you up into little pieces ya piece of s***."
The woman remained in the bathroom into the early hours of the morning while Edge allegedly continued to abuse her.
At one point, Edge allegedly put his left hand behind the woman's head whilst forcing his right forearm, which was broken and in a plaster cast, into her face and mouth causing redness and small cuts.
The woman was able to free herself before she packed up her belongings which prompted Edge to allegedly throw items off the balcony and down the stairs.
The woman called police who arrived a short time later to find Edge in an agitated state.
Officers allowed Edge to leave the unit so the woman could continue packing up her belongings.
The woman then told police about the allegedly violent argument and assault and officers seized a number of knifes, a machete and a 1.1 metre Samurai sword with a 70cm blade.
Edge was arrested once he returned to the unit where he was charged with threatening to damage another person's property, intimidation, common assault and being armed with intent to commit indictable offence.
In court yesterday, police prosecutor Sergeant David Weaver opposed Edge's release noting he was subject to intensive and community corrections orders at the time of the alleged assault.
Defence lawyer Jack Hibbard said his client's long history of violence related to a different complainant and that Edge denied the allegations, claiming the couple only had a verbal argument about them breaking up and her leaving the unit.
Mr Hibbard said his client had full time work as a stud builder and he could live with his parents if released from bail in order to avoid his partner.
The case was adjourned for hearing in January.
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