Gov.uk has the following to say on good reasons to carry a knife: “Examples of good reasons to carry a knife in public can include: A court will decide if you’ve got a good reason to carry a knife if you’re charged with carrying it illegally.”. You are allowed to carry a knife which exceeds these guidelines in public, but please remember: you then do need a good reason to carry it. 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, samurai swords (with some exceptions, including antiques and swords made to traditional methods before 1954), 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). Because of the conditions listed above, we like to call these knives UK friendly instead of UK Legal. £75.99. LionSteel have an excellent reputation for making high quality knives at affordable prices and the Best Man continues that tradition. With these cookies we and third parties will be able to follow your behaviour on our website. Wostenholm specialised in knives... £69.99 The Sheffield Genuine British Army Knife is a highly functional tool and is ideal for most camping and outdoor operations. Laguiole knives: how do you recognize a counterfeit? Common sense prevails. Please contact your local police when in doubt. Home UK Legal Carry Knives Page 1 of 1. So purchasing any of the knives on our website is allowed. £82.99. flick knives (also called ‘switchblades’ or ‘automatic knives’) - where the blade is hidden inside the handle and shoots out when a button is pressed Please note: assisted openers where you push a flipper or thumbstud to open the knife are ok for use at home! Children will discover the joys of cooking with the Opinel Le Petit Chef box, a special box for little gourmets and apprentice chefs alike. Double-sided with a... Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more…, © 2020 NaturalMan. Wostenholm specialised in knives... Dianova Lapstone Diamond knife & axe sharpeners are Swedish-made quality diamond sharpeners that will easily keep knives, axes or other tools sharp. £133.99. There are several other types of knives what are illegal to own, period. Ideal for trimming wood, building a shelter, exploring nature, making toast or just going on an adventure. Made in Sheffield from stainless steel... £64.99 your work requires it or, you are camping. Knives that are for sale on our website that are not UK Friendly are fine as long as you keep them in your own home, or on your own property. There is dispensation for carrying locking and fixed blade knives, as long as you can demonstrate good reason for carrying i.e. £123.99 These knives comply with current UK knife laws that require a blade carried in public to be 7.62mm (3") or less and non-locking. So using your (legal) Swiss Army knife in any threatening way is still illegal. Other banned knives include the following list: This list is not complete. Which Victorinox Swiss pocket knife will suit me best? At knivesandtools we often receive the following question: “Am I allowed to own knife X or Z?” In the basis we only sell knives that you are permitted to own in the United Kingdom. If you continue you accept our cookies. Knivesandtools uses cookies and similar techniques to make sure we can help you even better. GiantMouse Knives: finally available in Europe! Also remember that using any knife (legal or illegal) in any threatening way, is also illegal. The Opinel children's knife comprises a blade with a rounded end, offeringing greater safety for the young. The third George in this family business acquired the cutlers mark ‘I*XL’ in 1826; the mark which made the company famous.