Automatic Knife Release Form

You must read and fill out this form before Kai USA, Ltd. can sell to you, or ship to you, any Automatic or Butterfly Knives. By electronically signing this online form, you confirm that you are in compliance with the federal statutes shown below as well as any applicable state and local regulation.

By placing an order or receiving a product service (such as warranty repair service) from us, you agree that you meet any or all of the following criteria:


18 U.S.C. § 1716 (G) (2) (1-4) provides, in summary:

Switchblade (automatic) knives can be shipped to civilian and armed forces supply or procurement officers and employees of the federal government ordering or procuring or purchasing such knives in connection with activities of the Federal government; to supply or procurement officers in the National Guard, the Air National Guard or militia of the state or territory of the District of Columbia ordering, procuring or purchasing such knives in connections with the activities of such organizations; to supply or procurement officers or employees of the municipal government of the District of Columbia or the government of any state or territory of any county, city or other political subdivision of a state or territory ordering, procuring or purchasing such knives in connection with the activities of such government.

15 U.S.C. § 1244 provides, in summary:

Knives can be shipped by common carrier; that sale, transportation or distribution, possession or introduction into interstate commerce of switchblade knives is authorized if it is pursuant to a contract with the armed forces; or, any member or employee thereof acting in the performance of his or her duty may possess switchblade knives and may have them shipped to him and sold to him or her. The possession and transportation upon his or her person of a switchblade knife or a blade 3 inches or less is authorized to any handicapped individual who has the use of only one arm.


It would be impossible to provide an exhaustive review of the laws that may apply in the various fifty states and in the various counties, parishes, municipalities, and other political subdivisions within each state. By signing this form below, you will be certifying that in addition to complying with federal law, you have determined which, if any, state or local laws apply to you, and that you are acting in compliance with those laws.

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Holiday Gift Guide

Ideas for everyone on your list - even those that have everything.

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For the chef

Everyone that cooks needs a go-to knife. Chef’s Knife, Santoku, Kiritsuke… it’s the workhorse, something that gets used every day.

For the beginner

Recent graduate? New home or kitchen remodel? These are the essential knives for someone starting their collection, or re-tooling their kitchen.

For the traveler

Part of travel is eating local. This collection has everything from Personal Steak Knives for dining out to travel-friendly sets to create a home-cooked meal wherever you may be.

For the one who has everything

Impossible to shop for? Not anymore. Unique blade shapes and accessories they didn’t know they needed. 

For the plant-based chef

Sure, most knives can be used for a variety of tasks. This collection includes those designed mainly for processing fruits or vegetables, as well as a few multi-purpose knives.

For the baker

Baking perfection has been achieved. Give them the tools to properly slice that still-warm loaf of sourdough, or portion perfect slices of cheesecake.

For the pitmaster

A properly cooked cut of meat takes time to perfect. These BBQ tools will help take outdoor cooking to a new level. Everything they need for trimming raw meat to slicing smoked brisket or roasts.

For the DIY master

Although we offer free sharpening, some people prefer to do it themselves. These sharpening and maintenance tools help knives perform their best.

For the knives

Hinoki cutting boards that reduce the impact on the cutting edge to keep knives sharper, longer. Their knives will thank you.