As you mention, it seems that almost every day we hear terrible stories on the news of crimes committed with knives, so being sure that we’re operating carefully on the right side of the law is more important than ever. When I go hunting, I place my rifle into the boot of the car and my knife with it. This immediately shows that I’m being cautious and respectful. The law says that we may transport knives as long as we have ‘good reason’, and travelling to a hunting permission is as good a reason as any. There are certain types of knife that are expressly forbidden but the kind of small blade that an airgun hunter needs does not fall into that category. Please be sure to remove your knife from your belt or pocket before you travel home to avoid the mistake I made some years ago. I stopped on my way home to buy milk from a corner shop and suddenly remembered that my knife was on my belt. Luckily nothing happened, but I was asking to get into trouble, so please don’t repeat my mistake. Ed.