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UK knife laws

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by lobo9er, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. lobo9er

    lobo9er Well-Known Member

    I believe in the UK there are knives only chefs can have, and they need just cause to own them. I believe there are rules on how they are transported also.
    Anyone have any info on UK knife laws? I do remember hearing Hillary Clinton supported knife restrictions a few years ago.
  2. lobo9er

    lobo9er Well-Known Member

    sounds familiar
  3. lobo9er

    lobo9er Well-Known Member

    Old article, dont think anything came of it.
  4. glistam

    glistam Well-Known Member

    Really old article (8 years!) that was nothing but typical FUD. People, please stop propagating it. Nothing ever came of it.

    In the UK you can own most types of edged item. A famous author was just given a full sized, sharpened sword as a gift in a highly public manner and nobody cared. Now, carrying on the street is another matter. You can carry non-locking folders with blades under 3 inches long. Spyderco even makes one specifically to comply with UK law. Larger knives can be carried but only with specific lawful purpose. A sushi chef on their way to or from work would be an example.
  5. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member


    The Knives act of 1997 weirds me out the most.

    It makes it a crime to suggest that a knife might be useful as a weapon.


  6. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    There you go.
  7. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

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