Legal Information on Buying/Selling & Use of Knives,Crossbows & Airsoft Products
At KnifeWarehouse.co.uk we sell Knives, Swords Crossbows, Airsoft Guns and survival kit, all of our products are UK legal.
We no longer sell air rifles or realistic imitation firearms. Under the new laws it is legal to sell obviously unrealistic airsoft guns if the material is transparent or brightly coloured. All of our guns come either clear, blue or red & therefore comply fully with the VCR act.
It is legal to own a crossbow in the UK if you are over 18, however it is illegal to hunt any live animal with one, even rats, pests etc.
Swords that are have curved blades are UK legal if they are hand forged, if they are factory made swords the blades must be straight by law, all our swords comply with this.
Remember that all these products can be great fun if used responsibly, but they also have the potential to cause serious injury. Please use all protective equipment, and practice in a safe environment.
We have managed to find some useful legal information from BASC (British Association for Shooting and Conservation), so please feel free to download and print this information.
It is illegal to sell knives, swords or crossbows to anyone less than 18 years of age, it is also illegal for you to try to purchase them if you are under 18. Under 18's attempting to buy knives from us are reported to the police.
We can not and will not sell to under 18’s. If you are underage please do not attempt to purchase from us as your order will be cancelled.
To avoid selling any age restricted items to people under 18 we take several precautions. Our payment processing service RBS Worldpay do not accept pre-paid credit cards which are available to under 18’s. Our Paypal account is also set to only accept payment from those over 18.
We are also subscribed to ukroll.com where we can check by customers name and address that they are over 18. If you are not on the public version of the electoral register we will need to request ID. 95% of all people in the UK are on the electoral roll.
You can email a scan or picture of your driver’s license, passport or your UK Proof of Age Card (PASS Card) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not keep personal details on record and any ID you send us will be deleted once your age is confirmed.
You will only need to do this once for your first order.