Questoin from bushtuckerman for Danzo
Everyday to college I take my locking bladed Supertool 200, which I use for odd jobs, for instance my teacher just the other day needed a screwdriver and I happily gave him my multitool. The tool is kept in its pouch and is zipped in my rucksac at all times. Despite my legal intentions for its use, however, in light of your article I can only understand that I am breaking the law, as I am not heading to the country on any trip, I am in a public place and the blade locks. Could you shed some light on it for me?
Before I have been more careless in transporting my Opinel in the cargo pocket of my trousers (say I forgot to take it out of my pocket when going into town, as I use it as an everyday tool and it is always handy), and at the same time I understood it was legal anyway, because the blade is under three inches and by my knowledge not fixed bladed. I have also carried some large fixed bladed knives at the bottom of my rucksac when going from A to B (a friend's house), highly dangerous weapons but normal Bushcraft attire. In these situations I have not exactly been in the 'bush', but that is difficult when my friend lives in the town, which has not in the slightest bit disuaded him from learning the subject. Could you please explain the details of the laws surrounding the situations I have mentioned, as I found it difficult to relate your article to them, which I hasten to add was very interesting, and certainly useful!
Another issue perhaps is that I was only 16 last year, which is the required age to buy some knives, though I don't know the relationship between owning and buying a knife in this context.
Thanks for the article and taking notice of my question,
Ian aka bushtuckerman