What types of weapons and knives does PayPal prohibit?
PayPal prohibits transactions for certain hand weapons or knives that may be illegal or restricted in some jurisdictions.
Weapons – PayPal generally prohibits transactions for these types of weapons:
- Brass or other metal knuckles.
- Leaded canes, staffs, crutches or sticks.
- Zip guns, shurikens or throwing stars.
- Hand grenades or metal replica hand grenades.
- Billyclubs or batons, sandclubs, sandbags or slungshots (also known as saps or blackjacks).
Knives – PayPal generally prohibits transactions for switchblade knives and disguised knives. A switchblade is any knife resembling a pocketknife with a blade that can be released automatically or by use of a trigger. Other names for switchblades include spring-blade knives, snap-blade knives, gravity knives and butterfly knives.
A disguised knife is a knife designed to look like a harmless item. Examples of disguised knives include belt buckle knives, cane swords, shobi-zue, lipstick case knives, air gauge knives and writing pen knives.
Other Related Items – PayPal prohibits transactions for destructive devices and the sale of military equipment or supplies that violate laws or regulations in the buyer's or seller's jurisdiction.