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Is a kukri legal in the UK?

Posted by Marian F Nelson on

As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, kukri knives were generally legal to own in the United Kingdom, but there were certain restrictions and regulations in place that you should be aware of:

  1. Ownership: You can typically own a kukri knife in the UK for legitimate purposes such as camping, outdoor activities, or as a collector's item.

  2. Carrying in Public: It's important to note that carrying any knife, including a kukri, in public places without a valid reason is illegal in the UK. If you carry a kukri in public without a legitimate purpose, you could face legal consequences.

  3. Size and Style: The legality of a kukri knife may also depend on its size and style. Knives that are perceived as offensive weapons or are designed primarily for combat may be subject to stricter regulations.

  4. Age Restrictions: There may be age restrictions for purchasing kukri knives in the UK. Retailers often have policies in place to sell knives only to individuals who are 18 years or older.

  5. Online Sales: Be cautious when purchasing kukri knives online from overseas sellers, as the knife's legality may vary by country, and importing certain types of knives into the UK could be subject to customs regulations.

Please note that knife laws and regulations can change over time, and it's essential to check the most up-to-date laws and guidelines in your area and adhere to them. I recommend consulting with local law enforcement or legal authorities or seeking legal advice if you have specific questions or concerns about owning or carrying a kukri knife in the UK.

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