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    Carrying a leather an tool

    Hi guys. I lost my leatherman tool. And went and bought a new one. But I had to sign for it as it has a blade. It got me thinking. Where would you stand if stopped by the police and had It in the boot ?

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    Where would you stand ? Well you might be standing in very deep poo if you were stopped trying to enter a night club with that tucked in your boot.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scots_stalker View Post
    Hi guys. I lost my leatherman tool. And went and bought a new one. But I had to sign for it as it has a blade. It got me thinking. Where would you stand if stopped by the police and had It in the boot ?
    If it has a locking blade or a folding blade over 2.75" you could be in big trouble, unless you can provide good reason for having it in your car
    If you were on your way to or returning from shooting then having this item in your car is a valid reason but if you are leaving tesco carpark after your weekly shop, just having it in the car "IS DEFINITELY NOT" a valid reason and would result in arrest if your car was searched by the police,
    The same applies if the tool is in on your person.

    ian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitebeard View Post
    If it has a locking blade or a folding blade over 2.75" you could be in big trouble, unless you can provide good reason for having it in your car
    If you were on your way to or returning from shooting then having this item in your car is a valid reason but if you are leaving tesco carpark after your weekly shop, just having it in the car "IS DEFINITELY NOT" a valid reason and would result in arrest if your car was searched by the police,
    The same applies if the tool is in on your person.

    ian.
    Absolute madness isn't it. Just a ridiculous waste of time and stress for 99.99% of the population who don't use knives for any form of aggression or defence, but just as tools...and we are now equally criminal. Where is the common sense in that?

    I have been able to rescue two sheep caught in briars on two separate occasions, because I happened to be carrying my illegal Victorinox multi tool and could cut them free. It is illegal because the blades lock in place. I carry it virtually all the time, whether for rescuing the dogs or fixing the car, why should I be considered a criminal because some thug could use it and do damage? It is the damage and thuggery that is criminal not the tool.

    Alan
    Last edited by Alantoo; 24-08-2015 at 18:23. Reason: spelling and punctuation

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    You should not have any issues as the law on knives allows you to carry a folding blade less 3" in public. For larger knives used for hunting it is legal to carry them in public as long as you have good reason. Hunting would be regarded as good reason. It is always good to be sensible and carry knives in the sheath and not to leave them in your vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alantoo View Post
    ............................It is the damage and thuggery that is criminal not the tool.

    Alan
    Absolutely Alan, it is madness, laws are already in place making it an offence to stab someone but joe public forgets this and falls for the hype that it is the knife that is particularly dangerous not the user!!

    Ian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzip View Post
    You should not have any issues as the law on knives allows you to carry a folding blade less 3" in public. For larger knives used for hunting it is legal to carry them in public as long as you have good reason. Hunting would be regarded as good reason. It is always good to be sensible and carry knives in the sheath and not to leave them in your vehicle.
    You can carry a folding blade less than 3" in public if the blade does not lock.If it locks it is a whole different ball game it then becomes illegal without good reason

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    you can definitely be convicted for having a multitool with a locking blade in your pocket in the co-op carpark without good reason work in criminal justice and had an offender on an order several years ago for an offence involving a multitool

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    You can be arrested for carrying a baseball bat, in your car or anything else you can think of without good reason, country shows and shops are full of people selling locking blades , do you see a queue of police waiting to arrest people, just get on with your lives and act sensibly and you should have no worrys.
    " Just because your paranoid does not mean they are not out to get you "

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack8317 View Post
    you can definitely be convicted for having a multitool with a locking blade in your pocket in the co-op carpark without good reason work in criminal justice and had an offender on an order several years ago for an offence involving a multitool
    what were his previous convictions, in what context was he using said tool?

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