Trade and industry licences

Knife dealers

Before you start

You will need:

Apply for a licence

A licence is required for anyone dealing knives (this includes any object with a sharp point such as a sword).

Knife dealers application form
Knife dealers guidance notes
Knife dealers conditions of licence
Knife dealers notice of application
Knife dealers certificate of compliance

You do not need a licence for:

  • Folding pocket knives whose blades do not exceed 3.5 inches in length or knives designed for domestic use
  • Kirpans or skean dhus whose blades do not exceed 3.5 inches in length
  • Knife blades designed for domestic use

 

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