It is illegal according to the Criminal Justice Act 1988 to sell knives to anyone under the age of 18 (for more information see www.gov.uk/buying-carrying-knives). This act covers sales of our Japanese kitchen knives. Knives From Japan Ltd takes the law on knife sales very seriously in order to make sure that sales of our knives are not made to anyone under the age of 18.
When you place an order for any of our kitchen knives you are required to confirm with us that you are over the age of 18.
Our site uses age verification technology in the checkout process and uses the information you provide, including your date of birth to confirm your identity and that you are over 18. For this reason it is important to provide accurate information. Data is sent to a third party 'Age Checked' which uses various data sources to provide us with a a pass or fail result on each order. The age verification technology we use conforms to PAS1296 (Online Age Verification with British Standards) and we do not have any access to the data they store.
On occasions where the purchaser fails the above age verification and has used a debit card to purchase one of our knives, we may contact you by phone or email and ask you to provide a photocopy or photo of your ID (either a passport or driving license).
If we have reasonable evidence to suspect that the recipient is under the age of 18 or where we have reasonable evidence to suspect that our products will be passed onto someone under the age of 18 an order will be refused.
If we have processed your payment but decide not to accept your order, we will re-credit your account with the full amount deducted by us as soon as possible.
It is your responsibility to observe any local customs, regulations or legislation when purchasing our goods from abroad. We accept no responsibility or liability in respect of goods exported from the UK and imported into another country or territory.