PROHIBITED KNIVES
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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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