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In England the law states it is illegal to;

  • Buy a knife when under the age of 18,
  • Carry a knife without good reason, unless it has a folding blade with a cutting edge of less than 3 inches long or less,
  • Carry, buy or sell any type of banned knife,
  • Use any type of knife in a threatening way (even a legal knife).

 When you can use a knife legitimately;

  • If it is used for or being transported to work,
  • If it is being exhibited in a museum or gallery,
  • If it is being used in a reactment, film, TV, theatre, or for religious purposes,
  • If it is to be used for a demonstration.

Ultimately it will be a court that will decide if you have good reason to be carrying a knife, if you are charged.

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