Top UK Legal Knives and What You Should Know

Top UK Legal Knives and What You Should Know

Selling, buying, and carrying knives and weapons in the UK

The United Kingdom has strict laws on knives, guns, and weapons. Please read the following laws carefully before purchasing knives.

Basic laws on knives and weapons

According to

"It’s illegal to use any knife or weapon in a threatening way.
It’s also illegal to:

  • carry most knives or any weapons in public without a ‘good reason’
  • sell most knives or any weapons to anyone under the age of 18
The exception to these 2 rules are folding pocketknives that:
  • have a cutting edge no longer than 3 inches
  • are not lock knives (they do not have a button, spring or catch that you have to use to fold the knife)

Good reasons for carrying a knife or weapon in public

If the knife or weapon is not banned, some examples of ‘good reasons’ include using it:
  • for your work
  • for religious reasons, such as the kirpan some Sikhs carry
  • as part of any national costume

A court will decide if you’ve got a good reason to carry a knife or a weapon if you’re charged with carrying it illegally."

Automatic Knives are Banned in the UK

Many popular automatic and OTF knives are illegal in the UK and several US states too. Read more on automatic knives here

UK knife laws

Blue Creek Knives that are Legal in the UK

Slip joint knives are the most popular type of legal knife in the UK for everyday carry. Blue Creek Knives carries several popular models under the 3 inch blade length law. 

Rosecraft Blades Little Riverbend Skinner

Case Medium Stockman

Jack Wolf Knives Javelina Jack

Boker Congress

Case Sodbuster Jr.

Boker Oak Tree Barlow 

Boker Barlow Expedition

Rough Ryder Reserve Hedgehog

Case Swell Center Jack

Jack Wolf Knives Low Drag Jack

International Shipping Made Easy With Blue Creek Knives

We have international shipping of knives and EDC gear down to a science. All taxes and duties are paid during checkout. Your items are packaged safely and all proper paperwork is completed on your behalf. Read more about our international shipping here.


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