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Sharpest knife in the box

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Sharpest knife in the box

After over forty years of marriage and at times addicted to buying kitchen gadgets and extras I find I have a kitchen draw full of various types and sizes of kitchen knives, cleavers and other potentially sharp appliances, which, I would like to get rid of.
Every now and again, the Police have a knife amnesty for would-be villains and potential murderers to anonymously hand in knives etc.
This would be a good time to get rid of my burgeoning collection of cutlery, however, if an amnesty is not in operation just carrying the items to my local amenity centre could get me in a lot of trouble if involved in an accident on the way by the Police. Just having them in a public place is a bit of a no no these days.
So how does one unload unwanted knives?
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Re: Sharpest knife in the box

phone your local police office and ask them what they suggest.
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Re: Sharpest knife in the box

I had a similar issue a while back. The advice I got from the police was to transport then in the boot of the car in a locked box. Therefore I could not impulsively 'slice & dice' someone.
As long as you take reasonable precautions and don't carry them around in the open, so as to cause alarm or fear you will be ok.
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It seems to be a bit of a grey area.  According the Ask the Police you can dispose of them in your wheelie bin or take them to the skip.
According to Durham Constabulary (couldn't find anything from my local constabulary) you can be stopped and searched and nothing mentioned about having a knife locked away in the boot.
I'd wrap the knife securely and safely and put it in the wheelie bin.

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Re: Sharpest knife in the box

But what if the binman is a closet psychotic killer and you are supplying him with weapons....with your fingerprints all over them Shocked
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Re: Sharpest knife in the box

@Petlew If we don't hear back from you within a few days we'll know it went horribly wrong for you. To me the most sensible sounding idea is Doris' if you did have the misfortune to get stopped, they'd only look stupid charging you with carrying offensive weapons in a locked box in your boot. Something that SO19 do all the time.
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But what if the binman is a closet psychotic killer and you are supplying him with weapons....with your fingerprints all over them Shocked
Well, obviously I'd wash it thoroughly first wearing a pair of marigolds and wrap it wearing the same Wink

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Funnily enough, that small thing I have about taking them to my local "recycling" centre is a quick look around the staff there, handing in knives there seems to me it will only increase some of their [Censored] of weapons.
Er! why was [Censored] censored? a mod not a fan of north London football clubs perhaps!!
Funny that it doesn't happen with West Ham!!
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..some of their [Censored] of weapons.
Er! why was [Censored] censored?

Because 'Arsenal' contains a certain word (even though the complete word is not particularly rude (unless you're a Spurs fan anyway)).
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