Originally posted by mr-lizard
The thing is.
We CAN go camping and hiking and such with knives. Police just don't expect anyone to have good reason to be carrying a non-foldable blade on the
streets. Unless you can prove the blade is for work (maybe you need a knife for cutting tape while plumbing or maybe for fishing) but you need to
There are certain knives which are illegal and many of them are flick-knives or concealable blades. Saying that though, the police aren't going to
bust you for taking a knife camping, but they'll bust you if they find you with one in the streets. Context.
Hi mr-Lizard, cheers for the reply.
Just to say......there is so much umming and arring over this.....so i just phoned Hampshire Police general enquiries, spoke to a lovely lady who
Regarding camping or "bushcraft" type stuff in the woods (a public place), anything with a blade over 3in is illegal for the average member of public.
Has to be a folder too, non locking. A campsite would be classed as a public place due to the amount of public that also frequent it (even if it is
owned by someone).
Fishing: Yep this would be deemed ok as you are doing a specific task with the knife, as long as you only do that specific task with the knife. I
asked would doing a specific bushcraft or camping task not make it ok to carry something over 3in....she said no. I said, "Not even for carving bits
of wood, cutting stuff for dens and the likes?" She said no.
So i guess it's a case of it's up to you to be sensible enough not to raise an eyebrow with a knife. Has to be pretty task orientated though to get
away with it if you are pulled up. So whilst the police may not always bust you for carrying a larger knife camping or in the woods, it is illegal.
Just pointing that out to a few people.
Thanks for all the replies anyway, always something to learn....much appreciated.
edit on 26/11/12 by CX because: (no reason given)