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Knife Age Restriction and Law

Knife Age Restriction and Law:

By placing an order with Real Damascus Knive you agree to have your age verified through our third party agents Age Checked and/or Equifax.

Our Age Verification Process

  • As keen outdoor enthusiasts we are passionate about the items that we sell and about their appropriate and safe use. 
  • As such we do not sell bladed products to anybody under the age of 18 and reserve the right to cancel any order at our own discretion.
  • At the checkout you will be asked to enter your personal details including name, address and contact details.This information is screened through Age Checked to confirm if you are over the age of 18.
  • If you do not pass this process you will be prompted to enter additional information such as credit card details or driving license number.

We have experienced situations where the right knife or tool has prevented serious injury or worse, however, knives can be dangerous if improperly handled.

It is also important to know and comply with the law regarding the carrying and use of knives (Pocket Knife Rules & Laws in the U.S.).

Basic Laws on Knives:

Knives that are usually legal to carry almost anywhere include multi-tool devices, Swiss Army knives,and utility knives, and knives with blades that are shorter than 2.5 inches. 

Places Where It’s Illegal to Carry a Knife in the U.S.

There are some locations in the U.S. where it’s always illegal to carry a knife, including schools, courts, and government buildings.

Knives cannot be brought onboard planes, or onto military bases except for members of the military.

Federal Knife Laws:

Although laws concerning knives are mostly a state issue, federal law also restricts the sale and transportation of knives. 

For example, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) bans travelers from carrying knives, razor blades, swords, and utility blades onto an airplane.

Domestic air travelers are allowed to pack knives in checked baggage, as long as the knife is sheathed or securely wrapped.

International travelers may be subject to different foreign policies concerning the transportation of knives into and out of other countries.

U.S. federal law also bars the shipment of self-opening or automatic knives like switchblades across state lines.

Pennsylvania Knife Laws:

What is legal:

  • It is legal to open or conceal carry any hunting knife
  • It is legal to open or conceal carry any knife that does not open automatically and has a lawful purpose.
  • It is legal to open or conceal carry any type of knife in Pennsylvania other than those which fall into the category of “prohibited offensive weapon”.

What is illegal:

  • It is ILLEGAL to open or conceal carry any knife fitting the definition of “Prohibited offensive weapons”.
  • It is ILLEGAL to carry any knife onto the grounds of any K – 12 school in PA, as well as courthouse buildings.

Knives and Knife Safety Tips:

  • Follow your state's knife laws. Even if a knife or knives are not prohibited, you must still use extreme care when handling and storing them.
  • If you're outside your home state, check the applicable local and state regulations governing the possession, ownership and transportation of knives.
  • Like any dangerous weapon, knives have the potential to hurt others. If someone is hurt, or property is damaged while you are using a knife, you could be held liable in a civil lawsuit and/or face charges in a criminal court.
  • Make sure that you get safety training before using a knife.
  • Never let children play with or near knives.
  • Never use a knife while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Good reasons for carrying a knife:

Examples of good reasons to carry a knife in public can include:

  • Taking knives you use at work to and from work for example as a farmer or estate manager.
  • Carrying knives you use for recreational purposes, such as angler, sailor or any other reasonable grounds for expecting to need a knife whilst pursuing a lawful activity.
  • Taking knives to a gallery or museum to be exhibited.
  • The knife is going to be used for theatre, film, television, historical reenactment or religious purposes, eg the kirpan some Sikhs carry.
  • Lock knives (knives with blades that can be locked when unfolded) are not folding knives, and are illegal to carry in public without good reason.
  • Children are permitted to use knives appropriately (such as a safety knife when sailing) under adult supervision.

By placing an order with , the customer verifies that they are over 18 years of age and are aware of all laws regarding the possession or carrying of the products they are ordering. 

Real Damascus Knive shall not be held liable for any infraction of laws by the purchaser.