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    Is this knife legal in the UK?

    Ok i am looking to buy my first knife and i like the look of this folder but is it legal:
    CRKT KISS Knife 5500
    http://www.crkt.com/kiss.html

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    Re: Is this knife legal in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by KamSingh
    Ok i am looking to buy my first knife and i like the look of this folder but is it legal:
    CRKT KISS Knife 5500
    http://www.crkt.com/kiss.html

    Thanks
    It is perfectly lawful to buy, sell, otherwise trade, possess this knife.

    If you can prove a valid reason, you can carry this in a public place.

    But it has a locking mechanism.

    http://www.britishblades.com/forums/...ead.php?t=8336

    So, if you are found in possession of it in a public place, it is your responsibility to prove this valid reason.

    KKK.

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    Re: Is this knife legal in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by KamSingh
    Ok i am looking to buy my first knife and i like the look of this folder but is it legal:
    CRKT KISS Knife 5500
    http://www.crkt.com/kiss.html

    Thanks
    It certainly is, but you need to have a good reason to carry it as it has a lock. A good reason can be for work or for religious purposes, and I'm guessing from your name that you might be a Sikh so you are covered.

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    Re: Is this knife legal in the UK?

    What kind of knife can i carry without a reason?
    Last edited by KamSingh; 31-03-05 at 01:40 PM.

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    Re: Is this knife legal in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by KamSingh
    What kind of knife can i carry without a reason?

    And whats a good reason?
    You can carry a folding knife without a lock with a blade under three inches. A Swiss Army Knife is a good example.

    'Good reasons' are only really determinable in the particular situation and the attitude of an inividual police officer. The work and religion excuses are separate.

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    Re: Is this knife legal in the UK?

    any non locking folder with a blade of less than 3".. IIRC
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    Re: Is this knife legal in the UK?

    Ive got a SAK but its tiny.

    Im only 16 so i dont work yet, if i was going to carry a knife for religious purposes i would carry something like this: http://www.bkcg.co.uk/products/manu/kabar/ka1217.html

    So if i had a non-locking folder i wouldnt need a reason?
    Can you recommend a good one with a thumb stud
    Last edited by KamSingh; 31-03-05 at 01:49 PM.

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    Re: Is this knife legal in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by KamSingh
    Ive got a SAK but its tiny.

    Im only 16 so i dont work yet, if i was going to carry a knife for religious purposes i would carry something like this: http://www.bkcg.co.uk/products/manu/kabar/ka1217.html

    So if i had a non-locking folder i wouldnt need a reason?
    If you were to carry that you should expect to get arrested, religious reasons or not! If you are going to carry a fixed blade then a modern military knife is NOT a good idea. Carry something that at least looks a bit like a traditional kirpan!

    You can carry a non locking folder without a good reason BUT remember that if a police officer thinks you are carrying it as a weapon then you can still be arrested and go to court.

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    Re: Is this knife legal in the UK?

    Dont worry i was only jokin!
    Can you recommend a good folder?

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    Re: Is this knife legal in the UK?

    Have a look at the Spyderco UK Penknife. You can see it at www.heinnie.com under Spyderco. It has been specially designed to be legal in the UK.

    But do remember that at age 16 the Police and courts look very poorly on any young person carrying a knife for any reason. Keep it to a camping or hiking trip, or something similiar. It is also illegal to carry the knife on school or college grounds. If you carry it around town you must accept that you may well be searched by the police and if you have the knife on you you will probably go to prison for up to two years.

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    Re: Is this knife legal in the UK?

    Looks pretty ugly.
    I like some of these but there too expensive:
    http://www.bkcg.co.uk/products/manu/kershaw/index.html

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    Re: Is this knife legal in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by KamSingh
    Looks pretty ugly.
    I like some of these but there too expensive:
    http://www.bkcg.co.uk/products/manu/kershaw/index.html
    Most of those have a mechanism which although technically legal puts them very, very close to a flick knife and I guarantee 100%, as a lawyer, that if you were stopped with one of those you would go to prison for the maximum period and ruin your entire life.

    Stick to a swiss army knife, it really is the only thing that you will be OK with, and even then keep it to the countryside.

    This may seem unfair but the law really does frown on young people carrying knives. Both the police and courts are under strict instructions to treat this with utmost severity. You should ask yourself if it is worth the risk of two years in prison.

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    Re: Is this knife legal in the UK?

    Ok thanks for all the help!

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    Re: Is this knife legal in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by KamSingh
    Ok thanks for all the help!
    You are more than welcome. Just be careful and remember that at your age you do need to take particular care as the law tends to brush all young people in the same way.

    Danzo

 

 

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