Legislation for knives, whether it’s a pocket knife or a fixed blade knife, is something you certainly need to get your head around. What’s legal and what’s not? To be short: all knives sold in our store and online shop are legal to own in The Netherlands. The legality of carrying them could in some cases be a different story, but everybody with common sense will understand in which situations carrying a knife would be logical and in which situations a knife doesn’t make sense.
Furthermore, at least over here in The Netherlands, there could be additional local council legislation.
Below you’ll find in short what the Dutch legislation says concerning knives, as we’ve been told. Of course, to err on the side of caution, no legal rights can be derived from this.
In paragraph 1, article 2, multiple categories are described. All knives in Category I are illegal to own or carry. Category III are knives for which a legal permit is needed and knives in Category IV can be owned if you’re 18 years of age or older, but not carried without a permit.
Disclaimer: We only sell knives that are legal in The Netherlands. By purchasing a knife at Krale, the customer agrees to know the knife legislation and meets the requirements that are dictated in that legislation. Buyer from other countries are responsible for following the legislation of their country.