|Also known as ‘balisongs’. A handle that splits in the middle to reveal a blade.
|A blade or sharp point hidden inside something that looks like an everyday object such as a buckle, phone, brush or lipstick.
|Flick knives or gravity knives
|Also known as ‘switchblades’ or ‘automatic knives’. Folding knives where the blade opens automatically, by gravity or by pressing a button or something else on the knife.
|Non metal knives or spikes which are not made for use at home, for food or as a toy.
|A knife with a cutting edge, a serrated edge and images or words suggesting it is used for violence.
|A curved blade over 50 centimetres, with some exceptions such as antiques, swords made to traditional methods, swords made before 1954, certain religious reasons or for the purposes of an organisation holding a historical activity or sporting activity for which public insurance liability is held.
|A hollow walking stick or cane containing a blade.
|A knife where the handle fits within a clenched fist and the blade comes out from between two fingers.
|Sometimes known as ‘blow guns’. A hollow tube out of which hard pellets or darts are shot by the use of breath.
|A knife that extends automatically, or by pressing a button or spring that is in or attached to the handle.
|Straight, side-handled or friction-lock truncheons.
|A cylinder-shaped container containing a number of sharp spikes
|Also known as ‘shaken’, ‘death stars’ or ‘throwing stars’. A hard non-flexible plate with three or more sharp radiating points, designed to be thrown.
|A sickle attached to a rope, cord, chain or wire.
|A hook-knife attached to a rope, cord, chain or wire.
|Kusari or ‘manrikigusari’
|A weight or hand grip attached to a rope, cord, chain or wire.
|A band of metal or other hard material worn on the hand, from which sharp spikes come out.
|A bar of metal or other hard material worn on the foot, from which a number of sharp spikes come out.
|A band of metal or other hard material worn on one or more fingers.
|Cyclone or spiral knives
|A blade with one or more cutting edges that form a spiral and come to a point.
|Belt buckle knife
|A buckle which incorporates or conceals a knife.
- the weapon is of historical importance
- the weapon is an antique (manufactured more than 100 years ago)
- in their capacity as the operator of, or as a person acting on behalf of, a museum or gallery
- educational purposes
- theatrical performances and rehearsals, the production of films and television programmes
- conduct carried out on behalf of the Crown or of a visiting force