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Old 19-09-2009, 09:58 AM
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Default PROHIBITED KNIVES

Full-Auto Knife

Common Use Names:
Flick Knife, Switchblade, Automatic Knife
Cited:
The Restriction of Offensive Weapons Act (1959)
Prohibits:
Manufacture, import, sale or hire, or offer of sale or hire, or lending or giving to any other person.

Legal Definition:
Any knife which has a blade which opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in or attached to the handle of the knife.

Gravity Knife

Common Use Names:
Paratrooper Knife

Cited:
The Restriction of Offensive Weapons Act (1959)

Prohibits:
Manufacture, import, sale or hire, or offer of sale or hire, or lending or giving to any other person.

Legal Definition:
Any knife which has a blade which is released from the handle by the force of gravity or the application of centrifugal forceand which, when released, is locked in place by means of a button, spring, lever, or other device.

Stealth Knife

Common Use Names:
Airport Knife

Cited:
The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment) Order 2004

Prohibits:
Manufacture, import, sale or hire, or offer of sale or hire, or lending or giving to any other person.

Legal Definition:
A knife or spike, which has a blade, or sharp point, made from a material that is not readily detectable by apparatus used for detecting metal and which is not designed for domestic use or for use in the processing, preparation or consumption of food, or as a toy.


Disguised Knife

Common Use Names:
Hairbrush Dagger, Ink Pen Knife

Cited:
The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) Order 2002
Prohibits:
Manufacture, import, sale or hire, or offer of sale or hire, or lending or giving to any other person.

Legal Definition:
Any knife which has a concealed blade or concealed sharp point and is designed to appear to be an everyday object of a kind commonly carried on the person or in a handbag, briefcase, or other hand luggage (such as a comb, brush, writing instrument, cigarette lighter, key, lipstick or telephone.

Belt-Buckle Knife

Common Use Names:
None
Cited:
Criminal Justice Act 1988 / Statutory Instrument 1988 No. 2019
Prohibits:
Manufacture, import, sale or hire, or offer of sale or hire, or lending or giving to any other person.
Legal Definition:
A buckle which incorporates or conceals a knife.

Push Dagger

Common Use Names:
None

Cited:
Criminal Justice Act 1988 / Statutory Instrument 1988 No. 2019
Prohibits:
Manufacture, import, sale or hire, or offer of sale or hire, or lending or giving to any other person.

Legal Definition:
A knife, the handle of which fits within a clenched fist, and the blade of which protrudes from between two fingers.

Sword Cane

Common Use Names:
Sword Stick

Cited:
Criminal Justice Act 1988 / Statutory Instrument 1988 No. 2019
Prohibits:
Manufacture, import, sale or hire, or offer of sale or hire, or lending or giving to any other person.

Legal Definition:
A hollow walking-stick or cane containing a blade which may be used as a sword.

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Sword Cane

Common Use Names:
Sword Stick

Cited:
Criminal Justice Act 1988 / Statutory Instrument 1988 No. 2019
Prohibits:
Manufacture, import, sale or hire, or offer of sale or hire, or lending or giving to any other person.

Legal Definition:
A hollow walking-stick or cane containing a blade which may be used as a sword.

It is my understanding that if a sword cane is classed as an antique, it is perfectly legal to sell. They even had one sold on a recent TV antiques show, which shows that if the BBC is going to let it out, chances are antique sword sticks are not under legal question in any way.

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Old 17-09-2014, 09:52 PM
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OMFG! WHAT ABOUT THIS BEAUTY??? IS it BANNED??? cause I would like to order one, but just to clarify it could be sent through the post right? without the 5-0 halting it yeah?
http://www.hunters-knives.co.uk/surv...-force-15.html

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Old 18-09-2014, 08:02 PM
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Sold in uk so no. But remember rhe law about carrying it
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I'm curious on the UK laws view on carrying a non-legal carrt, but in a backpack or other packed away location which is in no way easy to get hold of in a hurry. Such as a fixed blade knife for camping.
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Old 21-10-2015, 03:10 PM
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Its sort of arbitrary. An old age pensioner was stopped for a drink drive test, clear.
Since they couldn't do him for that, they decided to do a section 44 on the vehicle.
The cops found a leatherman, in its case, in the glove compartment.
They charged him with having an offensive weapon.
Unfortunately the papers did not follow the case, so we do not know if the 86 yr old, had his case thrown out, or if he now has a criminal record.
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I understand that the law is being reviewed on the definition of flick knives in September this year!
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:39 PM
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have you a link to the new laws or is it hearsay
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