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Licences - Non Domestic Knife Dealers

It is a criminal offence to operate a business dealing in knives or swords in Scotland without a Knife Dealer's Licence.

A Knife Dealer's Licence is required for anyone carrying on business as a dealer of the following articles:

  • Knives (other than folding pocket knives whose blades do not exceed 3.5 inches (8.91 centimetres) in length or knives designed for domestic use
  • Daggers (other than kirpans or skean dhus whose blade does not exceed 3.5 inches (8.91 cm) in length)
  • Knife blades (other than those designed for domestic use)
  • Swords
  • Any other article
           - Which has a blade or
           - Which is sharply pointed
             and which is made or adapted for use for causing injury to the person

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Licensing

Municipal Chambers
Buccleuch Street
Dumfries
DG1 2AD

Tel: 01387 245951
Fax: 01387 252978

Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street
Dumfries
DG1 2DD

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