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For the past couple of years, I have only been buying razors, quite a few razors actually, and I have had no problem having these delivered in the mail. As I am now an impoverished pensioner I can't afford to collect knives and razors so I hadn't kept up with our new knife purchasing laws I had been aware that the legislation was changing of course but had let it slip from my mind.
This Summer I hope to be able to spend a good deal of time whittling in my shed or in the garden. My main knife used for this purpose has been A Scandi grind lock knife, a EnZo Birk to be precise in D2.
I have a Flexcut whittling knife that I do find useful, though heaven knows it is a poor piece of design from a practical point of view. This knife is very uncomfortable in use as the various blades manage to protrude enough to threaten your hands even when supposedly safely locked away in the handle.
So I thought it would be good to buy a knife that I could use for long periods comfortably. A little bit of surfing the net and I have decided to try a Roselli Bear Claw from Finland. Part of the appeal is a UHC carbon blade and the other part is a very comfortable handle. So decision made I went to order it from Lamnia in Finland a firm I have used before and been happy with.
As I said earlier I had forgotten about the new regulations otherwise known as The Offensive Weapons Act 2019 so the extra stages of ordering the knife came as a surprise. Not a shock just a surprise. First before checkout, I had to tick a box saying that I was over the age of sixteen.which is not too arduous. However then I had an email which stated that I had to send a picture of my driving licence or passport to prove my age. As my driving licence is still of the older type I needed to send a picture of my over 65 bus pass, my passport is in need of renewal and I haven't bothered as I haven't been abroad. Then instead of having the knife sent by Finnish post service as before I had to pay UPS £12.50 to deliver it, at least until we leave the EU I don't get hit for import duties and am registered for problem-free deliveries with Lamnia and UPS. Shouldn't speak too soon about problem-free I guess as it hasn't arrived yet!!!!
A small article about the new legislation about the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 below the comment section below it is interesting with regard to thumb studs. It seems strange I suppose to most of us on this forum how the most useful of tools has suddenly become an Offensive Weapon.
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