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Old 07-05-2012, 02:49 PM
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Under 3 inches - Check
Non Locking Folder - Grey area ... it folds into a sheath ... not into the knife handle

By letter of the law its could fall either way ... however ... Police could still arrest you for carrying a bladed article if you do not have a valid reasonable excuse for carrying it ...
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Its only illegal if you get caught
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Could also be interpreted as a fixed blade knife with an attached sheath. I believe someone has been done for such a beasty before - carrying what was interpreted as a fixed blade without good reason.
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Could also be interpreted as a fixed blade knife with an attached sheath. I believe someone has been done for such a beasty before - carrying what was interpreted as a fixed blade without good reason.
could we get the case details?
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Good idea,

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Good idea,

Joel
This is well worth a read (the statement is dated, but the CPS Guide would be kept up to date):

http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/latest_ne..._08/index.html I also found this:

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.g...fo?view=Binary

Anyone on here with a legal background?

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This is well worth a read (the statement is dated, but the CPS Guide would be kept up to date):

http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/latest_ne..._08/index.html I also found this:

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.g...fo?view=Binary

Anyone on here with a legal background?
Knives: the laws on buying and carrying
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The laws about buying and carrying a knife depend on the type of knife, your age and your circumstances.
Basic laws on knives
It is illegal to:

sell a knife of any kind (including cutlery and kitchen knives) to anyone under 18
carry a knife in public without good reason - unless it’s a knife with a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less, eg a Swiss Army knife
carry, buy or sell any type of banned knife (the list of banned knives is below)
use any knife in a threatening way (even a legal knife, such as a Swiss Army knife)
Lock knives (knives with blades that can be locked when unfolded) are not folding knives, and are illegal to carry in public.

The maximum penalty for an adult carrying a knife is 4 years in prison and a fine of £5,000.

Good reasons for carrying a knife
Examples of good reasons to carry a knife in public can include:

taking knives you use at work to and from work
you’re taking knives to a gallery or museum to be exhibited
the knife is going to be used for theatre, film, televison, historical reenactment or religious purposes (eg the kirpan some Sikhs carry)
A court will decide if you’ve got a good reason to carry a knife if you’re charged with carrying it illegally.

Knives that are illegal
There is a complete ban on the sale of some knives:

flick knives (also called ‘switchblades’ or ‘automatic knives’) - where the blade is hidden inside the handle and shoots out when a button is pressed
butterfly knives - where the blade is hidden inside a handle that splits in two around it, like wings; the handles swing around the blade to open or close it
disguised knives – eg where the blade is hidden inside a belt buckle or fake mobile phone
gravity knives
sword-sticks
samurai swords (with some exceptions, including antiques and swords made to traditional methods before 1954)
hand or foot-claws
push daggers
hollow kubotan (cylinder-shaped keychain) holding spikes
shuriken (also known as ‘death stars’ or ‘throwing stars’)
kusari-gama (sickle attached to a rope, cord or wire)
kyoketsu-shoge (hook-knife attached to a rope, cord or wire)
kusari (weight attached to a rope, cord or wire)
This is not a complete list of banned knives. Contact your local police to check if a knife is illegal or not.
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It is illegal to:

sell a knife of any kind (including cutlery and kitchen knives) to anyone under 18

not quite


If you live in scotland where its legal to sell to 16+ if its a Domestic use like a lot of things they have their own versions of the law

Quote:
Scotish exemption in 141a
(3A)It is not an offence under subsection (1) to sell a knife or knife blade to a person if—

(a)the person is aged 16 or over; and

(b)the knife or blade is designed for domestic use.]

and EDC S139 Compatible folding pocket knives you can sell to any age in UK
from 0+

Quote:
Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Exemption) Order 1996
(sale of knives or certain articles with blade or point to persons under eighteen) shall not apply to —

(a)a folding pocket-knife if the cutting edge of its blade does not exceed 7.62 centimetres (3 inches).

Law applies to the seller an where they live not where they are selling to

so a 10yr old can buy a machete from USA and have it shipped in

I cant sell to a 17yr old in Brazil or scotland even if tis a Kitchen knife

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