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Gerber Suspension Multi-tool only £22.96 delivered @ Amazon
Gerber Suspension Multi-tool only £22.96 delivered @ Amazon

Gerber Suspension Multi-tool only £22.96 delivered @ Amazon

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Got this myself and it is very well made.

Spring-loaded pliers with wire cutter
Bottler Opener
Two knife blades
Three Screwdrivers
Butterfly opening so can access tools with handles closed

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are you aware these are illegal to carry and depending on police to even have in your car?

I dont know when you could possible use it without breaking the law

welcome to the uk 2010

Excellent deal and there are plenty of legitimate reasons to have one if these. If, however, you you are just in town shopping/drinking then you would be stupid to carry it.

I wear one every day ..Never been done yet.

I even carried one into the palace of Westminster as part of my job and the Police did not ask me to remove it.

Unnecessary scaremongering.

Not enough tools for me, you're better off with one of these:

http://i40.tinypic.com/afbkeb.jpg

Google it, i did the other week thats how i know.

Loads of country fourms stating Game keepers cant even carry lock knifes now.

Lock knifes ARE illegel no matter what lenth or if they are part of a utility like this. That the bottom line.

Original Poster

Yet it must be legal for a chef to carry his knifes and clevers around but illegal for me to carry my multi-tool about , the worlds gone mad...mad I tell ya.

Criminal Justice Act 1988:
"It is an offence for any person, without lawful authority or good reason, to have with him in a public place, any article which has a blade or is sharply pointed except for a folding pocket-knife which has a cutting edge to its blade not exceeding 3 inches."

Any locking blade counts as the same in law as a fixed blade so would be banned as above, unless you have "good reason" (like a chef going to work). That's so vague that it would be up to the Police/CPS/Court as to what it means.

who cares if it's illegal to carry around with you, just don't take it to stupid places and show it off. no one is going to search you while you're fishing, walking in the forest, camping, etc

I carry one around all the time not been done or are soldiers aloud to carry them

verybigchris;8284972

Not enough tools for me, you're better off with one of these:



LOL

that's rubbish though - no soup spoon !

lock knives are illegal. no grey area. the length of blade is of no significance. if it can't be readily closed by the mere act of folding, it is illegal. why do you think these things are getting cheaper all the time?

Say you're carrying it for ceremonial purposes only and it's part of your religion.

I was carrying two around Birmingham City Centre and was subjected to two metal detectors to get into the ICC, at last years Tory Party Conference and I wasn't asked to remove them by the armed police.

The basis of much law is that there are things that you are not allowed to do, such as carrying a blade, other than a folding pocket knife of less than 3 " cutting edge. But if you have a "reasonable excuse", such as chef or gamekeeper carrying knives to or from there place of work, then that would be a legitimate defence. If though they popped into the pub on the way for a quick one then their excuse would no longer be legitimate. You don't need chef knives or a lock knife to drink beer in a pub.

You could drive at 100mph through red traffic lights and either not be charged or mount a successful defence if you had a reasonable excuse. But it would be up to you to prove why the excuse was reasonable not for the Police or CPS to prove that it wasn't. Can you imagine the chaos there would be if it was the other way round?

Actually now I remember I must go and remove the locking Stanley knife, I found in my fleece pocket just as I was about to go into Sainsburys, from my glove box. I genuinely forgot it was in my fleece and it would have been unfair if I had ended up being prosecuted. But if being "forgetful" was a legitimate excuse wouldn't all those vicious little scumbags out there all have really really terrible memory?

tfish;8284755

are you aware these are illegal to carry and depending on police to even … are you aware these are illegal to carry and depending on police to even have in your car?I dont know when you could possible use it without breaking the lawwelcome to the uk 2010



OF COURSE!!! YOU COULD PULL SOMEBODY'S TEETH OUT. lol

If the police stop you, just pull one of these out vtxpress.com/tri…jpg and say, "That's not a knife .... THIS is a knife!". :-D

Only joking (before some earnest, politically correct citizen proceeds to lecture me on how irresponsible that would be)! :roll:

so i suppose amazon will now be selling mephedrone aswell since its re-classification.

as regards the gerber, i have the exact same one, and its a very good tool

I have one of these for work, and ironically it's provided by the Police. I use it within one of my specialist roles. Lock knives are not illegal, it's all about te reason/purpose for it being in your possession as already mentioned. It's a good bit of kit for the price rrp is 50 I think.

It is a good deal,
This is a good standard knife (not multi tool).
amazon.co.uk/Mor…1-1

Legal to sell but illegal to posses, if true then thats a crazy paradox if ever you heard one. As usual with this kind of subject the application of some common sense is required, if the law was imposed to the letter in my area (the Lake District) then the police cells would be bursting with campers and hikers.

Prefer Leatherman myself but excellent deal for the money.

verybigchris;8285148

Criminal Justice Act 1988:"It is an offence for any person, without … Criminal Justice Act 1988:"It is an offence for any person, without lawful authority or good reason, to have with him in a public place, any article which has a blade or is sharply pointed except for a folding pocket-knife which has a cutting edge to its blade not exceeding 3 inches."Any locking blade counts as the same in law as a fixed blade so would be banned as above, unless you have "good reason" (like a chef going to work). That's so vague that it would be up to the Police/CPS/Court as to what it means.



Seriously unlikely to be prosecuted for instances such as this. It's pretty clear the statutes aimed at preventing knife crime but when saying folding pocket-knife this instance is not so dissimilar hence it is likely one wouldn't be prosecuted for this.
Plus good reason would be under a subjective test and up to a jury. This goes doubly so as a legitimate reason if carrying one in your car.
So even if brought to trial which is unlikely (and probably not in the public interest), it would be highly unlikely to lead to a conviction.

Henceforth it should be fine. :-D

And pretty good price :thumbsup:

Are there any serving police men/women on here ?

that would like to comment about "normal" people having these in their possession in public

I always had a multi tool as a RAF engineer. Not for working on aircraft but when doing field training/work. Excellent bit of kit. Also, when I left and went into construction I carried one for warding off Polish brickies; which was entirely legitimate according to site regulations.

i'm a solicitor-in-training =]

Why is everyone banging on about the law. As someone has already pointed out there are plenty of reasons to own use one of these MULTITOOLS. Good deal, shame Gerber aren't as good as Leatherman IMO.

Multitools almost always have legit uses.
The law quoted is aimed at stopping the carry of Locking Knives...Not really aimed at Locking knives on multitools. although under the letter of the law would be tarred with that brush.

I carry one in my man bag all the time. I have a leatherman though :P

Hi, I have spent a bit of time looking in to this, apparently we have the most sensible knife laws in europe and a lot depends on the police and where you are.
For instance if you are a chef on the way to work and you have your knife bundle in the car that is a very good reason to carry the knives, if however you are in a night club and have a gerber on you, you are in bother!
I carry one at work all the time and use it every day and would be quite happy to stand in court and argue it is a tool for my use.
One of the previous people said it is against the law full stop o carry a locking knife, are you saying that no tradespeople can carry a trimming knife, no gardeners can use a pruning knife, no chefs can use an 8 inch meat cleaver.... I think not.

It is all about, as they quoted. "without good reason".

You have also to be mindful that the police now have sufficient "grey" all encompassing laws to prosecute you for just about anything.

I have a "friend" of a "friend" and he wouldnt arrest anyone with one of these if they had it for camping, work or fishing etc. Its a common sense approach, but in essence all knifes should be

Below 7.6cm / 3"
Folding
and not lockable

if you stray off the path with any of the above your could leave yourself in play for arrest.

But then it goes back to the fact if your roaming around the forest clearly camping, or scrambling down some rocks fishing rod in hand i am pretty certain no police officer in his right mind and an ounce of common sense would think about arresting you.

Be warned some other knifes are banned persay ie, flick knifes, butterfly knifes and a hunting knife ( example something like croc dundee had or Billy from Predator! ) but only a fool would carry one of these on the streets and would deserve everything they got.

I hope my "friend" has helped you, please be aware that this is only the brief's of sumarys. If you do have any concerns this topic can be researched in far greater detail on the internet!

The laws mentioned here are what we call 'statutory preventative measures'. Same with going equipped to steal and, more recently, going equipped to commit criminal damage. There are people who legitimately use these tools in their work. As others have said - if you've got it for a proper purpose, there's no need to worry. If you're having to come up with a lie to get yourself out of it - time to worry.

coerce86;8286425

i'm a solicitor-in-training =]



Criminal?

My enemy then! lol

Original Poster

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Broxy;8286840

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Not really as that was INSTORE only, plus i've never heard of the vendor.:thumbsup:

Here is the simple explanation from the POLICE]link

packard;8287295

Here is the simple explanation from the POLICE ]link



Good link.

links are all well and good until you have to explain to your lass that you got arrested, detained in a cell for several hours whilst enquiries were conducted and your solicitor finished his pre-advice lunch, then your boss had to vouch for your "legitimate" possession of a gerber gerbil so you can remove staples effectively, before cps decided they actually would charge you and you then had to go to court to plead your innocence but, hey presto, the magistrates decided you were innocent after all so everything is actually fine.................



or buy a swiss army knife instead

scrumpypaul;8288003

or buy a swiss army knife instead



Just because it's legal doesn't mean they wouldn't arrest you because of it if the fancy took them.

bollybobinson;8286527

Hi, I have spent a bit of time looking in to this, apparently we have the … Hi, I have spent a bit of time looking in to this, apparently we have the most sensible knife laws in europe and a lot depends on the police and where you are. For instance if you are a chef on the way to work and you have your knife bundle in the car that is a very good reason to carry the knives, if however you are in a night club and have a gerber on you, you are in bother!



You'd be in bother for carrying a Gerber bottle-opening device in a nightclub?

I've got a Victorinox multitool and the main blade is a serrated bread-knife type affair, which is really handy for camping but, and maybe deliberately so, it's borderline useless for jobs that require a sharp, pointy blade; home surgery, jungle combat, etc.

VDisillusioned;8288119

Just because it's legal doesn't mean they wouldn't arrest you because of … Just because it's legal doesn't mean they wouldn't arrest you because of it if the fancy took them.



in this case however, it would be down to them to prove, with some degree of certainty, that the legal blade you held was for an illegal purpose, rather than down to you to prove that a gerber blade was held for a lawful purpose.

bottom line is the likes of gerber and leatherman have been hit quite hard by this legislation.

Work on the ambulances and expected to attend to patients that I may come across by chance
out of duty by the HPC.

I'm sure spouting some jazz about patient extraction from cars would swing in my favour if caught with this.

Heat and rep added, many thanks

Broxy;8286840

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I was going to get this deal last week but apparently it's stopped now

That was mega hot!

And also, how many times have you seen people stopped and searched and arrested for carrying a penknife? (Except for when its obviously not got good intentions...)
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