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#288700 - 04/10/18 08:51 PM Re: "There is never a reason to carry a knife." [Re: brandtb]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Thanks Russ for the link to the Metropolitan Police site -- very informative.

Quote:
It is illegal to ... carry a knife in public without good reason - unless itís a knife with a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less, e.g. a Swiss Army knife (a "lock knife" does not come into the category of "folding pocket knife" because it is not immediately foldable at all times) ...


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Edited by chaosmagnet (04/13/18 10:50 PM)
Edit Reason: Political commentary

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#288702 - 04/11/18 12:42 PM Re: "There is never a reason to carry a knife." [Re: brandtb]
Ren Offline
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Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 137
Initially the law allowed locking blades under 3 inches long.

But it was a court case that a prosecuting lawyer convinced a judge that effectively a locking blade is equivalent to a fixed blade. So that set the legal precedence.

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#288704 - 04/13/18 10:51 PM Re: "There is never a reason to carry a knife." [Re: brandtb]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
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Loc: USA
I think this topic has run its course.


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