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Knife crime update

More than 30 people have been killed by stab wounds in the UK already this year, and possibly hundreds more injured.

For this reason, we are conducting ID checks on all orders to UK addresses until further notice. If we cannot independently find proof that both the addressee (the person the order is delivered to) and, if different, the person that actually made the order (the recipient of the bill/receipt), we will ask for ID. We’re imposing a minimum sale age of 21 years, 3 years above the requirement by UK law (18). If you are under 21 or fail to submit ID upon request, we will cancel your order.

We have been carrying out random ID checks since we launched our store but will, from today, check every order. Please note that this may result in a slight delay to your order whether you’re from the UK or not, especially whilst we get used to this new process.

Young peoples’ lives are being ruined, and often completely taken from them. Carrying knives and other offensive weapons can carry a prison sentence of up to 4 years and/or a heavy fine, with tougher prison sentences for assaults, aggravated burglary and anything more serious.

Whilst we are confident our knives are not being used in these circumstances – cheap kitchen knives probably make up the bulk of knives found on persons – we want to ensure that this remains the case and help put an end to this brutality.

I want to be clear that we see our products as art, not practical knives. Sure, some of them work as knives but you risk scratching them.

We thank you for your cooperation.