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Weapons

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Examples of Permitted Listings

Reminder: all listings and products must comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Items classified as weapons under UK legislation including, but not limited to the Firearms Act 1968 and the Criminal Justice Act 1988 are prohibited. Certain knives are allowed to be sold, subject to being shipped with a permitted age verification on delivery method. A permitted age verification on delivery method is where a signature on delivery and ID is requested if the recipient appears to be under the age of 21.

The following are not classified as weapons:

  • Bows/hunting bows provided they are not classified as weapons under the relevant legislation
  • Self-defense sprays that stain an attacker’s face provided they do not contain irritants
  • Bullets for BB and airsoft guns that are not classed as ammunition
  • Toy guns provided they are not realistic
  • Pallet knives
  • Pruning saws, topiary and other shears, and secateurs
  • Saw blades
  • Carving and toasting forks
  • Scissors
  • Knife sharpeners
  • Razor blades permanently enclosed in a cartridge or housing with less than 2 mm of blade exposed
  • Knives included in ordinary cutlery sets with forks and spoons
  • The following knives and bladed products (provided that all merchant fulfilled orders are shipped with a permitted age verification on delivery service):
    • Folding blades which are not capable of being locked open
    • Kitchen knives, including cheese and steak knives
    • Folding blades that are part of a multi-tool device
    • Electric carving knives

Examples of Prohibited Listings

  • Firearms, including pistols, rifles and shotguns
  • Airguns and airsoft guns, including BB and paintball guns
  • All associated parts, kits and ammunition for firearms
  • Accessories which assist the use of firearms (for example, silencers and converters)
  • Antique and replica/imitation guns, including replica bullets
  • Deactivated weapons
  • Weapons designed to fire blanks (including starting pistols)
  • Black powder and all explosives
  • Prohibited explosive precursors
  • Grenades
  • Military weaponry
  • Stun guns and tasers
  • Blowpipes or blowguns
  • Harpoons/spearguns
  • Crossbows
  • Slingshots/catapults except for children’s toys
  • Batons and telescopic truncheons
  • Tear gas
  • Pepper spray and mace
  • Weapons designed to be concealed or disguised
  • Swordsticks and hollow kubotans
  • Brass knuckles, knuckledusters, handclaws and footclaws
  • Nunchaku/nunchuks
  • Shurikens, throwing knives and death stars
  • Kusari, kusari gama and kyoketsu shoge, being a length or rope, cord, wire, or chain fastened at one end to a sickle, knife or hard weight
  • Knives and blades, other than as listed in the permitted products section above, including but not limited to:
    • Flick knives or flick guns
    • Gravity knives
    • Belt buckle knives
    • Push daggers
    • Balisongs or butterfly knives
    • Disguised knives
    • Zombie knives
    • Meat cleavers
    • Razor blades, except if enclosed in a cartridge or housing with less than 2mm of the blade exposed
    • Axes
    • Stanley knives and blades
    • Hunting knives
    • Diving knives
    • Machetes and Kukri/Khukuri Machetes
    • Bill Hooks
    • Scythes
    • Swords
    • Any other article which has a blade or which is sharply pointed and which is made or adapted for use for causing injury

Please note: Sellers who list prohibited items or content can have their selling permissions removed, either temporarily or permanently.

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