// Online retailer criticised for selling knives disguised as a credit cards on Amazon
// Charity Jan Trust and the Ben Kinsella Charity slammed the retailer
An online retailer has been criticised for selling knives disguised as a credit cards to “impress friends with”.
The knife can be found on Amazon for around £30. It measures just over eight by five centimetres and fits in most standard wallets, The Evening Standard reported.
A spokesman for the online retailer told The Evening Standard that it follows regulations regarding knife sales and the product requires age verification on the delivery.
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Amazon also defended its position by saying that it follows all regulations in relation to the sale of knives and requires age verification.
Charity Jan Trust is one of the charities to have criticised the online retailer for selling the knives.
The charity said it is “concerning” that the nature of the gadget is to conceal the knife.
The information in the seller’s description reads: “Impress your friends by pulling out a credit card and transforming it into a knife.”
Jan Trust chief executive Sajda Mughal said the description aims to appeal to young people at a time when knife crime is at an all time high.
Mughal said more efforts on tackling knife crime should be employed to get to the bottom of why young people carry weapons.
The Ben Kinsella Charity also expressed concern that the knives are too easy to buy online.
Retail Gazette could not find the knife in question.