MT.O motto just get both and keep the illegal one @ home
One handers are not illegal in the UK ! Locking blades without a reason to carry are .Dunc
Do the wallopers really haul you aside and say "right there son, now where's your reasoning for that there blade?"Various blades are illegal in Oz, but I've never really had any strife over it.To use the vernacular, the Laws are there to protect us from dickheads, so just don't be a dickhead, and you'll be fine.
I'm fairly sure we don't have volunteer firefighters.
Nomad, you're right in that it isn't likely people get stopped, but if you are caught then you will be charged.
These days, you'd get charged. Once upon a time, there would be a good chance if it looked like you weren't going to be causing bother with it, that you'd either be told to take it home or have it confiscated. Those days are gone. The only question now is if you'd be done for carrying an offensive weapon or the lesser charge of a sharp/pointy thing in a public space.Neil
I'm not a lawyer but basically that's correct. At least not without good reason. You have to be able to prove the good reason The UK's Police National Legal Database gives a nice clear non-mumbo jumbo explanation.Neil
Possession of a multi-tool incorporating a prohibited blade/pointed article is capable of being an offence under this section even if there are other tools on the instrument which may be of use to a person in a public place (screwdriver, can opener).
Quote from: Micky d on December 01, 2008, 06:42:00 AMI'm fairly sure we don't have volunteer firefighters.We do in the more remote rural areas of Scotland. I admit that isn't much use to you chaps down there. Nomad, you're right in that it isn't likely people get stopped, but if you are caught then you will be charged. Ben isn't doing anything to get around the Law, the blade is to long and it locks so he would still need a specific reason to carry it, "just in case" is to general an answer and wouldn't do. What Ben is addressing is a public perception of knives.I say go for the two handed opening Ben, at least you will have something a bit different.
You'd think not wanting to have the thing fold up and cut your fingers off would be a "good reason".
There's a good reason why all us Brits have an unnatural attraction to Saks
Quote from: Micky d on December 01, 2008, 06:37:29 PMThere's a good reason why all us Brits have an unnatural attraction to Saks True, but even then you have to be careful not to scare readers of certain lower quality opinionpapers. Oh lets not go here again, its just too depressing <multitool.org is a happy place, multitool.org is a happy place, ...>Neil
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Or inconsequential enough to be casually swatted aside Neil
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