A 57-year-old Kendal man has been jailed after carrying a knife in public.
Francis Nixon of New Road, Kendal, was sentenced on May 14 at Carlisle Crown Court to 27 weeks in prison.
Nixon was subject of a stop and search in August last year and was found to have a kitchen knife with no lawful excuse.
He was later charged with possession of a blade or sharp pointed article in a public place.
He denied this but was found guilty following a trial.
PC Adam Roberts, the officer who oversaw the case, said: “I am grateful to the courts for the passing of this sentence which should serve as a deterrent to anyone who considers the carrying of blades in the street acceptable.
“Nixon was subject to an intelligence-led stop, which is a tactic officers consistently use to keep Cumbria safe.
“Fortunately, knife crime is rare in our county and the constabulary runs a number of amnesties throughout the year, such as the national initiative, Operation Sceptre.
Anyone with a concern over the possible carrying or use of knives or other such weapons is urged to report it via 101 or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.