Q338: What is the definition of an offensive weapon?

The definition of an offensive weapon is any article made or adapted for use for causing injury to a person, or intended by the person having it with him for such use by him, or by some other person. (N.B. this definition includes a disguised knife).

It is an offence for any person who without lawful authority or reasonable excuse has with him in any public place any offensive weapon.

There are however, exemptions to this which include - for use at work, religious reasons or as part of a national costume.

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