It is illegal to sell knives, or other bladed products to customers under the age of 18.

At Taclight UK we cannot and will not sell to any age restricted items to a person under 18 years of age. If you are attempting to purchase an age restricted product underage, your order will be cancelled. 

Verifying Your Age

To verify your age, please email a scan or picture of your proof of age which can be either your driver's license or passport to along with your order confirmation or order number starting with TAC - this is the quickest method to ensure your order is dispatched as soon as possible.

Your proof of age must link to the name and address placed on your order, if your proof of age does not display your address, we would ask for you to send us additional proof of address such as a scan or picture of a utility bill, phone bill, council tax bill or bank statement.

Once we have received appropriate age verification from you, we will dispatch your order. No orders will be dispatched until your age has been verified.

We will email you initially requesting proof of age after you have placed your order (if you have not already provided this after placing your order). If we have not received any proof of age within a few days, we will contact you again via email requesting this. If we still have not received any proof of age after 1 week we will automatically cancel your order and process a refund.

We have to ensure that all customers purchasing any age restricted items supply us with proof of age before dispatch, we are very strict with this and no exceptions will be made. 

Provided age verification will be kept on file, but not shared with any 3rd parties. 

Basic Laws on Knives

It’s illegal to:

  • sell a knife to anyone under 18, unless it has a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less
  • carry a knife in public without good reason, unless it has a folding blade with a cutting edge 3 inches long or less
  • carry, buy or sell any type of banned knife
  • use any knife in a threatening way (even a legal knife)


In Scotland, 16 to 18 year olds are allowed to buy cutlery and kitchen knives.

Lock Knives

Lock knives are not classed as folding knives and are illegal to carry in public without good reason. Lock knives:

  • have blades that can be locked and refolded only by pressing a button
  • can include multi-tool knives - tools that also contain other devices such as a screwdriver or can opener

For full details, click here to visit the GOV website.