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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 10:46   #1
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Possible to have brass knuckles shipped to the UK?

Im after some Brass Knuckles which i tend to try and turn into a belt buckle, ive seen a few around but most of them are small.

I wasnt to sure if its possible to have them shipped over here?

Most of the websites say they will ship to the UK but im wondering if customs will check the parcel and return it as soon as it enters the uk?
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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 10:48   #2
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I take these are knuckle dusters?

If so they are an offensive weapon to possess in a public place but importing them shouldn't have any issues.


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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 10:48   #3
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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 10:49   #4
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I take these are knuckle dusters?

If so they are an offensive weapon to possess in a public place but importing them shouldn't have any issues.
Even as a belt buckle?

Recently went to london a few days ago, saw 3 or 4 lads that had a brass knuckle belt.
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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 10:50   #5
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Even as a belt buckle?

Recently went to london a few days ago, saw 3 or 4 lads that had a brass knuckle belt.
If they're part of a belt buckle that isn't easily removed then you should have reasonable excuse. If it is easily removed then you may have issues.


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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 10:51   #6
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Even as a belt buckle?

Recently went to london a few days ago, saw 3 or 4 lads that had a brass knuckle belt.
Which have probably been bought in the UK and aren't real brass knuckles (see the ebay link), there's lots of brass knuckle/knuckle duster jewellery such as pendants/earrings and belt buckles.


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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 10:52   #7
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Brass knuckles as a belt buckle? You're essentially displaying a weapon in a public place, it's no different to the wannabe gangsters who walk around with knives or screwdrivers in their belts.

You might want to put your thinking cap on dude. And maybe a hoody?

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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 10:56   #8
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I'd imagine they wouldn't be allowed to be imported due to being an offensive weapon. Not saying they wouldn't get through if you tried but I think they'd be confiscated if they were opened.

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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 10:59   #9
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Lol, you saw 3 or 4 lads walking around with them and now you want one?

Do you possibly wear a hoodie with the hood up and hang out at your local co-op?
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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 11:00   #10
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Lol, you saw 3 or 4 lads walking around with them and now you want one?

What's wrong with that? I often see people sporting things that I then decide I would like.
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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 11:00   #11
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Lol, you saw 3 or 4 lads walking around with them and now you want one?

Do you possibly wear a hoodie with the hood up and hang out at your local co-op?
Seeing other people wearing them hasnt just started me wanting one.

Ive wanted to try and make my own for a yar or so now.

As for the hoody bit, grow up.
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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 11:01   #12
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You can as far as I know, as they are sold as a paper-weight.

The police would not be happy about you carrying one on your person though, so I wouldn't bother if I were you. (I know you want a 'belt buckle' but be careful)

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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 11:05   #13
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Lol, you saw 3 or 4 lads walking around with them and now you want one?
Seems a pretty reasonable way to decide that you like something.

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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 11:08   #14
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I'd imagine they wouldn't be allowed to be imported due to being an offensive weapon. Not saying they wouldn't get through if you tried but I think they'd be confiscated if they were opened.
They're not totally banned. Just illegal to have in a public place without reasonable excuse.


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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 11:08   #15
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Recently went to london a few days ago, saw 3 or 4 lads that had a brass knuckle belt.
Do you want to be Jack The Lad?

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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 11:47   #17
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Look at the belt buckle - it has no holes to put your finders through so it's not really a weapon.
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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 11:53   #18
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1-up them and buy an armour glove.

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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 12:04   #19
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Importing, well it depends where it is coming from for Custums to look at. An invoice of the item should be displayed on the parcel so Customs can assess the Import Duty and VAT value is the real problem customs will be concern with.

Offensive weapon can be most things used by an individual. I was at a football game in my youth and wearing my DM's ( because I used as motorbike boots ) on a cold day. Was then confronted by the Police and told removing them or your are knick for pocessing an offensive weapon ! !

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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 12:45   #20
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Even as a belt buckle?

Recently went to london a few days ago, saw 3 or 4 lads that had a brass knuckle belt.
not quite the same but i've been to a few gigs and have been told to take my belt off as the buckle could be used as a weapon....

of course, its more accessible to use as a weapon if im not wearing it. stupid stewards!

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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 13:23   #21
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Telling me to grow up?
Apologies on the assumtion but your the one who wants a knuckle duster as a belt buckle ^^, trying to make a statement?
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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 13:26   #22
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Telling me to grow up?
Apologies on the assumtion but your the one who wants a knuckle duster as a belt buckle ^^, trying to make a statement?
No not at all. I asked a simple question and had good replys.

you come along with your immature attitude and think im trying to be a chav, so take your immature mind away from this thread.
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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 13:27   #23
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Got one myself, it's a proper brass knuckle with a nub on the back so it can be used as a belt buckle.

Got it through customs in my suitcase, not sure if you'd have that luck if it was being shipped to the UK. I once tried having cigarettes shipped from the EU to here and they were confiscated at customs.
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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 13:35   #24
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Got one myself, it's a proper brass knuckle with a nub on the back so it can be used as a belt buckle.

Got it through customs in my suitcase, not sure if you'd have that luck if it was being shipped to the UK. I once tried having cigarettes shipped from the EU to here and they were confiscated at customs.
Cheers mate.

Il give it a go anyway
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To be fair to him, it's more convinient than a baseball bat as a belt buckle.

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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 14:07   #26
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They're not totally banned. Just illegal to have in a public place without reasonable excuse.
Would the possibility of bumping into Chris Moyles count as a reasonable excuse?

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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 14:19   #27
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go to scrap yard buy piece of brass plate make it yourself . pillar drill = easy

once finished put rocky on your ipod and go defeat people (do not do this )

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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 17:40   #28
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Old 23rd Sep 2010, 20:06   #29
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They're not totally banned. Just illegal to have in a public place without reasonable excuse.
erm, section 141 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 makes it illegal to import, manufacture, gift, loan, offer to sell or sell specific martial arts weapons, of which, a knuckleduster is included.

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erm, section 141 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 makes it illegal to import, manufacture, gift, loan, offer to sell or sell specific martial arts weapons, of which, a knuckleduster is included.
It is but if someone has one in their house then no law is being broken.

Sec 141 does not cover someone having a knuckleduster in their house that they may already have had and police cannot arrest for possession alone.

If there was evidence to link importation etc then that could be a different matter.

Technically, Burnsy is right.

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