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Legality

All knives sold on our website (heima.uk) are legal to own. This doesn't necessarily mean that they are legal to carry at any time or place.

UK knife law allows you to carry non-locking pocket knives with a blade length up to 3 inches (7.62 cm) without any need for a valid reason. These are called Everyday Carry / EDC knives. Non-locking means they do not have a button, spring or catch that you have to use to fold the knife.

Any knives on this website which aren't covered by the description above may still be allowed to carry but you would need a valid reason for carrying it. Good reasons for carrying a knife or weapon in public include:

  • for your work
  • for religious reasons, such as the kirpan some Sikhs carry
  • as part of any national costume
  • A court would decide if you’ve got a good reason to carry a knife or a weapon if you’re charged with carrying it illegally.

If you want advice on what counts as a ‘good reason’, contact your local police or get legal advice.

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

How we send knives

If your order includes knives then your order will be sent by Royal Mail Age Verification service - the parcel can only be signed for by someone over the age of 18. Royal Mail operate a challenge 25 policy. If there is no one of legal age to accept the delivery then the parcel will be returned to us and any postage costs will not be refunded. For orders from outside UK we will check your local laws before completing the order.

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