I have always carried a pocket knife, be it locking blade, or multi-tool, for the simple reason that a knife is a tool, it has a thousand uses no matter were you are and you never know when will need it for a job. However, with current policy it is now illegal to carry a locking blade knife in public. A lock knife is safer than a folding knife for the simple reason that it prevents the blade snapping back during usage resulting in injury. Due to the rise in knife crime the government saw fit to remove my right, and millions of others like me, to carry a knife as a tool in public therefore blatantly categorised me as a criminal if i do so. The vast majority of the BRITISH public are NOT criminals and yet we suffer for the acts and deeds of a few. It is NOT fair. A fair policy on knives would be that NO one under 21 should carry a knife in public, as it appears that the cast majority of crime involving knives is carried out by teenagers, and that if a knife is used in an illegal fashion by anyone over the age of 21 the punishments should be severe. I do not wish to walk down the street with a 12 inch fixed bladed rambo knife strapped to my leg, but I see it as hugely unfair, to my right as a free man and law abiding citezen that I cannot carry a locking blade knife with a blade of 3 and a half inches or less as a tool without being a criminal.