Explains the law behind carrying an article with a blade or point or an offensive weapon in a public place.
Document explains the law behind carrying an article with a blade or point or an offensive weapon in a public place; the manufacture, import, sale or hire of offensive weapons; crossbows; the sale of knives and offensive weapons to persons under 18.
We have put together a series of frequently asked questions on knives and offensive weapons, covering:
- importing, manufacturing, selling or hiring
- blades (length, samurai swords and lock knives)
- carrying knives in public
- miscellaneous knife issues
You can find this information on the Home Office pages of The National Archives.