Swords, Knives and Bayonets - New Zealand Police
Swords, Knives and Bayonets
In New Zealand it is an offence to possess a weapon in a public place without reasonable excuse, under the Summary Offences Act 1981 and the Crimes Act 1961 section 202A(4)(a).
Prohibited Offensive Weapons Imports - Customs Import Prohibition Order
The Customs Import Prohibition Order 2011 prohibits the importation of the following offensive weapons except with the consent of, and subject to such conditions (if any) not consistent with this prohibition as may be imposed by, -
- the Commissioner of Police; or
- a Deputy Commissioner of Police; or
- the Manager; Licensing and Vetting, New Zealand Police; or
- the National Operations Manager, New Zealand Police.
Knuckle-dusters, knives incorporating knuckle-dusters, sword sticks, and any weapon disguised to give the appearance of another article.
Any knife having a blade that opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring, or other device in or attached to the handle of the knife (sometimes known as a “flick-knife” or “flick gun”)
Any knife having a blade that is released from the handle or sheath by the force of gravity or the application of centrifugal force, and that, when released, is locked in place by means of a button, spring, lever or other device (sometimes known as a “gravity knife” or “butterfly knife”).
With the exception of any folding pocket knife with a blade less than 10cm in length, any knife that-
- Is designed for ease of concealment on the person; or
- Has a double-e