Why EDC Warehouse Doesn’t Sell Machetes: A Focus on UK Legal Carry Knives

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Can I buy a machete? In the world of everyday carry (EDC) enthusiasts, there’s a wide array of tools and gear designed to make daily life more convenient and efficient. At EDC Warehouse, we take great pride in curating a selection of products that cater to the needs of our customers while adhering to the strict knife laws in the United Kingdom. One question we often hear is, “Why don’t you sell machetes?” In this blog post, we’ll explore why we’ve made this choice and why we focus solely on offering UK legal carry knives that can be carried in public without violating any regulations.

The Essence of Everyday Carry

Everyday carry, or EDC, is all about equipping yourself with tools and items that serve practical purposes in your day-to-day life. These items should be compact, versatile, and, most importantly, legal to carry in your region. In the UK, knife laws are quite stringent, which is why we choose to concentrate on providing EDC knives that comply with these regulations.

The Machete Dilemma

Machetes are undeniably versatile tools, primarily designed for cutting through dense vegetation and other heavy-duty tasks. However, they are far from suitable for everyday carry. Their size, weight, and imposing appearance make them impractical and illegal for everyday use in the UK.

Understanding UK Knife Laws

Before we delve deeper into why we don’t sell machetes, let’s take a moment to understand the knife laws in the UK. According to UK legislation, it is illegal to carry any knife with a blade length exceeding 3 inches (7.62 cm) in public without good reason. Even if you have a valid reason, such as using it for work, the knife must be transported safely and securely. Further, knives that lock in the open position, or knives that don’t fold at all are prohibited in most cases.

Machetes, with their long blades, undoubtedly fall outside the legal parameters for carrying in public spaces. Consequently, they are not suitable for everyday carry in the UK.

The EDC Warehouse Approach

At EDC Warehouse, we are committed to promoting responsible and lawful EDC practices. This commitment is the reason we don’t sell machetes or other oversized blades. Our focus is on providing our customers with practical, UK legal carry knives that are versatile enough to be genuinely useful in everyday situations.

Our Selection of UK Legal Carry Knives

Our curated collection includes a wide variety of folding knives and multi-tools. Each of these items adheres to UK knife laws, making them suitable for everyday carry. These knives are compact, ergonomic, and designed with functionality in mind, allowing you to tackle various tasks efficiently.


In the world of everyday carry, practicality and legality go hand in hand. While machetes are undoubtedly valuable tools in certain contexts, they are not suitable for everyday carry, especially in the UK, where strict knife laws apply. At EDC Warehouse, our focus is on providing our customers with a selection of UK legal carry knives that can be carried responsibly and legally in public spaces.

So, the next time you wonder why we don’t sell machetes, remember that our commitment is to offer you the best and most practical tools for your everyday needs, all while adhering to the laws and regulations that keep our community safe and responsible. Explore our range of UK legal carry knives today and find the perfect EDC companion for your daily adventures.

Still want a machete?

No problem! Head over to our sister website Knife Warehouse. You’ll find what you need over there. 🙂

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