Age Restrictions


It is illegal to sell knives, swords or crossbows to anyone less than 18 years of age

We cannot and will not sell to any person less than 18 years of age. If you are underage please do not attempt to purchase from us as your order will be cancelled, it is also against the law for you to attempt to purchase any knife or weapon.

To avoid selling any age restricted items to people under 18 we take several precautions. Our payment processing service RBS Worldpay does 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, but this is not proof of age or a legal defense for us.

Quickest way to verify age and get your order shipped:

You can upload a scan or picture of your proof of age e.g. driver’s license, passport or your UK Proof of Age Card (PASS Card) to your Knife Warehouse account or as you checkout. You do not have to do this as soon as you order, you can login to your account at any convenient time to upload proof of age, we will receive an email and check the ID, no orders will be shipped out before the account is verified.

Feel free to block out any information you do not wish us to see but we are only interested in your name and date of birth to confirm you are over 18 years of age. It is very simple now especially with smart camera phones. Alternatively you can email it to us directly and we will verify your account.

You will only need to do this once and all future orders will be dispatched immediately as your account will have been manually approved.

We are also subscribed to 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. If we cannot find you on the roll it does not mean you are not registered to vote, it just means you have opted out of the publically available version.

We have to be sure every customer is over 18 for obvious reasons so please do not take offense when asked to prove your age, we are very strict with this and make no exceptions to the rule. Please do not send the I.D of another person, it sounds silly but we get it everyday, we are trying to identify the customers age no one else.