This section is dedicated to international laws that regulate the detention and carry of knives.

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Knife laws vary from state to state, as discussed above. Laws are also changed or amended from time to time. This often occurs in a “knee-jerk” reaction to some problem or event. Also, courts, in the form of opinions addressing a given case or dispute, interpret these laws.

German Law

German Knives Law - Weapons Act („Waffengesetz“ WaffG)

Weapons Act of 11 October 2002 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 3970, 4592; 2003 I p. 1957), most recently amended by Article 2 of the Act of 4 March 2013 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 362)

UK Law

Knives act 1997

The UK laws about buying and carrying a knife depend on the type of knife, your age and your circumstances.

Italian Law

For the Italian law a "weapon" is any tool that has been designed to injure the person or that, if used improperly, can cause damage to a person.

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