http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/12/12/uknives.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/12/12/ixportaltop.html So, they're going to ban U18s from buying something which can be found in any kitchen. Great. And they'll doing this by extending the existing knives act, which will also mean that U18s will not be able to buy cutlery, scissors, and sewing kits with eensy weensy scissors in. Marvellous. And then they're going to make stabbing someone carry the same penalty as shooting someone, which will result in more crims carrying guns rather than knives. And carrying knives "for the wrong reasons" (i.e. something totally subjective) will result in a mandatory 3yr sentance. How many people carrying Gerbers will get stung with this? Wilkommen im Neue Arbeit Polizeistaat. Ausweis, bitte Kamerad!