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    Perfectly legal for u18 to buy a knife providing it meets the size and folding restrictions.

    However, many shops operate the challenge 21 policy and will not sell them. Again they have the right to do so.

    If they really want to buy an illegal knife they could just get it from a car boot where there are fewer controls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmcmahon View Post
    Perfectly legal for u18 to buy a knife providing it meets the size and folding restrictions.

    However, many shops operate the challenge 21 policy and will not sell them. Again they have the right to do so.

    If they really want to buy an illegal knife they could just get it from a car boot where there are fewer controls.
    or their mum's cutlery drawer!

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    District camp last weekend;

    "knife skills" where the Scouts were making pegs from branches.

    Scouts went vampire hunting afterward. I don't think they found any, but there were numerous piles of ash around.

    Yes. Non folding knives are dangerous in the wrong hands. But so is a glass bottle or even a rolled up magazine. And in the modern world where people are using stolen mopeds to mug people, perhaps we should just ban anyone under 65 from being out in public without both grandparents.

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    Been trying to find defininitive answer to proxy buying of knives, went through a few goverment departments ended up with being directed to "ask the police". Received this answer, Classification: NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

    Graham,

    Thank you for your reply.

    There are specific offences for buying alcohol and tobacco for another person who is under 18, but there doesn't appear to be an equivalent offence for knives. However, even without it being an offence, shops have discretion over who they serve and if they think someone is buying a knife for someone under 18 and they do not want to serve them, they can refuse to serve them if they wish.

    We hope this information is of use.

    Regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmcmahon View Post
    District camp last weekend;

    "knife skills" where the Scouts were making pegs from branches.

    Scouts went vampire hunting afterward. I don't think they found any, but there were numerous piles of ash around.

    Yes. Non folding knives are dangerous in the wrong hands. But so is a glass bottle or even a rolled up magazine. And in the modern world where people are using stolen mopeds to mug people, perhaps we should just ban anyone under 65 from being out in public without both grandparents.
    The irony is...

    If you give a kid a knife, the first thing they do is find a stick to sharpen to a rapier-like point, which they then proceed to wave around maniacally. They're more likely to be injured by the latter than the former.

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