A Belfast man appeared in court today accused of producing a meat cleaver and hammer during a neighbourhood dispute.
Phillip McIlwaine also allegedly assaulted another man in an encounter outside his Castledillon Road home last month.
McIlwaine, 54, denies any wrongdoing, a judge at Belfast Magistrates' Court was told.
He faces charges of common assault, possessing an offensive weapon and having a bladed article in a public place on January 11.
No further details about the incident were disclosed.
But defence solicitor Eoghan McKenna confirmed: "Pleas of not guilty can be recorded."
A trial date is expected to be listed at a further hearing in two weeks time.
District Judge Peter Magill released McIlwaine on continuing bail.