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Breaking News - Spring Assisted Knives

As of 11th of December 2020, a new Government knife/weapon surrender scheme has begun aiming to collect all the knives and tools outlined in the Offensive Weapons Act 2019. This Act outlaws and bans spring assisted knives, amongst other items.

There is a compensation scheme for knives purchased before 20/06/2018 which should provide a fraction of the money back that you initially spent on your purchase. If you purchased this after this date, the government requires that you safely hand the knives etc into a police station, or destroy them, without any compensation at the end of the three month surrender period. The scheme will close on the 9th March 2021.

To find out more about this legislation, please click on the below link:

We've known this was coming for some time. Due to this,  we have decided to end the sale of spring assisted knives from DNA Leisure by the end of January 2021. We will be clearing all our stock of Spring Assisted and Ball Bearing Knives. Heavy discounts, flash sales and mega mystery boxes.

This may be your last time to buy a spring assisted knife in the UK. We will not be restocking these again. First come first serve basis.

You only have a limited time to own and use or decommission these knives
That means 2 months of camping, hiking, or fishing as well as anything else with a useful one-handed opening mechanism. Rock climbers, firemen and various other professions will also not have another chance to get the most use out of these types of knives once this 3-month period is up. After this time (9th March 2021), they will become unlawful to possess, even in your own home and would require being surrendered to a local police station.

Considering this, we'll only be accepting returns for 30 days after purchase on any spring assisted knives purchased from today. They must be new and unused to be returned in this window.

As an extra note, it may be possible to 'decommission' many popular spring assisted knife models. They can be disassembled, and the metal coil spring can be removed with the knife then being reassembled. We DO NOT recommend you do this; it's only mentioned here as a potential option. Many guides and how-to videos are available online. Any attempt to do this must be at YOUR OWN RISK. If you did successfully remove the spring this could still be classified as an offensive weapon which you should not carry in public without a good reason.

It is your responsibility to abide by the law. We do not take responsibility for you not surrendering this in on time.