As a responsible retailer, and as part of the nationwide effort to reduce knife crime, we comply with all the necessary legislation regarding the sale of age-restricted items. It is against the law to sell knives to persons who are under the age of 18. In physical store premises this is managed through the Challenge 25 policy, but this cannot be used online.
It is therefore necessary for us to take steps to ensure that customers are over the age of 18 when they are purchasing an age-restricted item.
We have a two step process for managing this, detailed below.