The best places to sell knives are online marketplaces like Amazon and Etsy, knife forums, eBay, your own website and local markets. Once you’ve mastered the art of knife making, selling the finished product is a great way to earn extra income or even start a new business.
Only knives that meet our rules can be listed on eBay. Other knives are not allowed. We take our role in community safety seriously and, in accordance with government regulations and international laws, prohibit the sale of certain knives on our site.
Knife Dealer’s Licence
If you are a dealer of non-domestic knives supplying consumers, you must be licensed to sell, hire, loan, gift or display purchase – or rental items. No license is required for business-to-business transactions.
Facebook does not allow the promotion of knives on its website. However, those looking to reach knife lovers can use a number of other avenues available on social media. The Facebook ban is part of the social media giant’s detailed rules about what’s and isn’t allowed on the site.
Kitchen knives, utility knives, hunting knives, ceremonial knives, letter openers, straight razors, and collectibles are all allowed on Etsy. As mentioned above, knives must not be marketed as intended for use in violence. Sellers can instead describe the craft, hobby, or work-related purposes the item serves.
Pack knives properly to meet USPS shipping guidelines
Here’s the kicker to shipping knives: USPS allows you to ship knives using any service as long as you securely ship them in a for Pack appropriate container to protect people handling the package from harm.
Note: Kitchen cutlery and multi-tools with knives are allowed.
You may not carry knives, including kitchen knives, Swiss Army knives or box knives, batons, cattle prods or bayonets without a legitimate excuse. A “lawful excuse” could be having the gun for work, sport, recreation, or a gun collection, show, or display. A legitimate apology does not include self-defense.
But it is also explicitly a prohibited weapon in VIC, NSW, QLD, ACT and NT. Make it illegal to buy, sell, possess or manufacture.
Single-edged fixed blades are generally allowed in Australia. This includes items such as kitchen knives, hunting or fishing knives.
At the very least, it becomes a tangible asset with potential value that can potentially be recouped. Just be honest with yourself about this potential value. A collection of knives can be a wonderful asset with modest investment potential.
When it comes to chef’s knives, you can basically pay anything you want, from $10 to $1,000 (or more) – and there are cases for both ends of the spectrum. Budget knives can get the job done and basically worry-free.