NTK - Sharp people don't carry

NTK - No to Knives

With its unrivalled displays of daggers and swords from around the world, the Royal Armouries is uniquely placed to look at the part that such weapons played in the past.

It is also the ideal venue to consider why our laws in the 21st century forbid the carrying of knives (and guns) and how the police and others are equipped to detect weapons and arrest those found in possession.

The Impact exhibition shows guns seized by the police and knives surrendered in an amnesty, as well as the deadly consequences of misusing a weapon.

Weapons Awareness sessions

The Royal Armouries both supports the team of trained volunteers who deliver weapons awareness sessions in schools, youth clubs and community centres in Leeds and also provides sessions at the museum. This includes ‘final warning’ sessions in partnership with the Leeds Youth Offending Team.

Knife Possession Prevention Programme (KPPP)

Following an initiative in West Yorkshire under the Tackling Knife Action Programme (TKAP), the Royal Armouries worked with the Youth Offending Service in Leeds to create a tailor-made course for young people found carrying a knife. Having now been run at the museum several times, the KPPP has helped to provide information and ideas that have helped change attitudes and improve safety in the community.


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Did you know?

The best ideas are simple

What do the Jennings rifle, the Winchester 73 rifle, the Maxim machine gun and the Luger pistol have in common? – they all use the same basic toggle mechanism to lock the breech and operate in the same way as a knee or elbow joint.