The laws here on Firearms, lighting fires, trapping and Carrying knives
are so tight that you have to be extremely careful not to fall foul of the law whilst undertaking any bushcraft outing
For example carrying any fixed blade knife is illegal in public unless you can explain a good reason for doing so part of your job etc, this is one of the few cases in British law where you are guilty until you can prove you are innocent.
carrying a fixed blade knife on someone else’s private land would be armed trespass :shock: if you did not have the land owners permission
Many of our laws are based on the decisions of past court rulings, due to a recent ruling folding knives in which the blade can be locked open are now considered by law to be a fixed blade knife (so technically you can not carry a leatherman wave or locking Swiss army knife in a public place)
Also folding knives with a blade longer than 3" inches is illegal
so the only knife which you can legally carry on public land is a folding knife with a blade less than 3 inches long which does not lock
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