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:innocent: I have great god googled is a leatherman (multi-tool with knife, for those that have never heard of one) street leagl, and there seems to be a grey area, the blade is only three inch so ok on that one, however there seems to be a diffrence of opinion because the blade locks, anybody shed some light on this, I always carry it, as it is damn handy but do not want to get on the wrong side of the law, :cheers:
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if caught with a leatherman the police would either look into wether you had a reason to carry one ie work/hobby, or just book you for carrying an offensive weapon.

 

My wife carries a leatherman to work everyday and has never had a problem, and everyother day i see older chaps with knives in leather pouches on their belts and nothing is said, but i think the same thing on a teenager all mckenzied up might get a pull of the old bill.

 

but saying that yesterday Darren Day was convicted with carrying an offensive weapon which he claimed he used as a keyring but was a kubotan.

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:cheers: guys still seeems to be a bit of a mixed opinion maybe will have to ask the old bill to put my mind at rest, I am 50ish so do not think i will have aprob but you never know in this day and age, and what side of the bed the old bill got out of that day
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so we think in general, unless you are a hoody, thug looking yob, and the plod has got out of the wrong side of bed, I should be ok, that is what i thought, but it never hurts to ask for others opinions right or wrong, :cheers: still intrested in other opinions
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so we think in general, unless you are a hoody, thug looking yob, and the plod has got out of the wrong side of bed, I should be ok, that is what i thought, but it never hurts to ask for others opinions right or wrong, :cheers: still intrested in other opinions

Yeah, in general.

 

Don't quote me on that though, I'm not clued up on the specifics of the law when it comes to David Letterman.

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thought the old rule was if its longer than 3" or has a lock......its illegal? i'm sure a phonecall to your local station will confirm.

 

yeah that's a good rule of thumb.

 

 

so we think in general, unless you are a hoody, thug looking yob, and the plod has got out of the wrong side of bed, I should be ok, that is what i thought, but it never hurts to ask for others opinions right or wrong, :cheers: still intrested in other opinions

 

 

Most leathermans - which have a locking blade will result in you being locked up, unless a lawful reason, trust me I know these things.

 

google section 139 of the CJA 1988.

 

plus its massive thing now with knife related crime on the up!

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Why do you carry it every day? If you were a builder, with it on your belt along with other tools then the cops will be fine.. but carrying it every day everywhere you go..... Asking for a tug if you ask me..

 

well ok everyday may be a tad ott, but every working day, i use it a lot for work, opening boxes, and getting access to electrical equipment ect so its stuck to my belt, i dont ware it, when i do the shopping, or out for a pint that sort of thing, but of course there is the to and from work thing, if you get my drift.

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