Police were called to Blackness Road On Friday after reports that a knife had been found.
A motorist passing the area near Glamis Road said two police vehicles were at the scene while a man was being interviewed by officers.
A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed that a member of the public had found a knife which had been removed by officers.
The motorist added: “It was certainly a surprise to see a police presence in that particular area of Blackness Road.
“Police were taking a statement from a man.
“I’m a bit surprised to hear that a knife had been discovered.”
The police spokesman added: “Police Scotland attended at Blackness Road after a member of the public found a knife.
“There is no suggestion of any crime having taken place and the item has been recovered.”