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.

No Post Office Box addresses can be used on this form. Item(s) must be sent in going UPS or Fed Ex. No USPS shipments will be accepted. If the address that you have filled out on this form is no longer a valid address, you must contact us and fill out a new form.

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  • 1800 SW Teton Avenue
  • Tualatin, OR 97062
  • Phone: 503-682-1966
  • Toll Free: 800-325-2891
  • Fax: 503-682-7168

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For OR, WA, ID, AK:

Kai USA Ltd.
18600 SW Teton Ave. 
Tualatin, OR 97062

For CA, HI, NV, BC Canada:

Kai USA Ltd.
18600 SW Teton Ave. 
Tualatin, OR 97062

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Silent Partners, Inc
1620 S Logan St.
Denver, CO 80210

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Black Spruce
3738 Fairlawn Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55345

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Source One Marketing
Dallas Trade Mart #1949
2100 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207

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Jim Gill & Associates
6504 Partridge Way
Mason, Ohio 45040

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Synergy Sales
601 N. Orlando Ave. Suite 209
Maitland, FL 32751

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Kai USA Ltd.
18600 SW Teton Ave. 
Tualatin, OR 97062

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Kai USA Ltd.
18600 SW Teton Ave. 
Tualatin, OR 97062

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Kai USA Ltd.
18600 SW Teton Ave. 
Tualatin, OR 97062

For Quebec & the Maritimes

Agences Boutin
CP 60 Bureau-Chef 230
Beaumont Ouest, Saint Bruno, QC J3V 6H1

For SW Ontario, Greater Toronto Area

Tas Associates
684 Empress Circle
Burlington, ON L7L 5E8

For Eastern Ontario, Ottawa

Tim Smith Sales
3430 Ovila Hamel
St. Hubert, OC J3Y 8P4