This may be of interest to anyone practicing this martial arts here in the UK. It was given to me by one of my students who is very well known in UK reenactment circles here in the UK. Consultation on new legislation on offensive and dangerous weapons This consultation begins on 14 October 2017 This consultation ends on 9 December 2017 Basically it says "Possession of offensive weapons in private There are already strict controls on particular offensive weapons, including certain types of knives whicare listed in the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) Order 1988. In Scotland, these weapons are listed in the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Scotland) Order 2005. These are weapons that have been considered by Parliament to be especially dangerous. It is an offence to sell, manufacture, hire,loan or gift these weapons. This offence is in addition to the general offences of possessing a knife or offensive weapon in public or school grounds.In England and Wales, there are nineteen different weapons listed as offensive weapons and they include items such as the “belt buckle knife”, “butterfly knife” and“push dagger”. Most recently, in August2016,we added zombie knives to this listas we were concerned that such knives had no legitimate use and were designed to appeal to young men and intimidate and encourage violence.In Scotland, there are seventeen different weapons listed as offensive weapons.There are also similar prohibitions in respect of flick knives and gravity knives in section 1 of the Restriction of Offensive Weapons Act 1959 We want to create a new offence aimed at the possession of such offensive weapons whether in public or private. This would allow the police to be able to seize such weapons" The part that is relevant is "We want to create a new offence aimed at the possession of such offensive weapons whether in public or private. This would allow the police to be able to seize such weapons" Which means that if you own kusari gama, kyoketsu shoge, shuriken etc you will be breaking the law just to have them in your house.