UK legal balisong?
Ok so we all know that balisongs are illegal in the UK and are defined as:
"A blade enclosed by its handle, which is designed to split down the middle, without the operation of a spring or other mechanical means, to reveal the blade."
That is correct?
Well the video below shows a demonstration and explanation of the new 'jani-song' knife from MOD knives.
As I understand it, there is an inner handle and an outer handle, so it is not designed to 'split down the middle'. Neither does it really have the appearance of a butterfly knife - only the ability to do the same kinds of things.
So, is this knife going to be legal?
Secondly, it seems to me that if it is legal, then it will also be legal to carry (assuming the blade is 3" or less) since it does not lock. Of course...it could be said to be an offensive weapon being designed as a fighting tool so probably not, but interesting.
What do you think, Legal or Illegal?