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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Counterfeit Shears Alert

Counterfeit Shears Alert

Avoid becoming a victim of counterfeit KASHO shears! Follow the guidelines below for purchasing KASHO Shears and KASHO Shear Sharpening.

Purchasing KASHO Shears

  • Authentic KASHO Shears are only available through or an authorized distributor. Please see our Distributors Page to find a distributor near you or call (800) 999.8842
  • Any KASHO shear purchased from an UN-authorized dealer are NOT covered by the KASHO Warranty.
  • Beware of KASHO Shears sold on internet sites such as Alibaba, Wish, Ebay and Amazon.

We are committed to aggressively fighting counterfeiting on behalf of all stylists. If you believe you've been sold a pair of counterfeit KASHO shears, please email us at


3 Ways to Immediately Spot a Fake KASHO Shear


The shear is colored. IE. Pink, Blue, Purple, Rainbow


There is a decorative jewel on the shear. There is a large KASHO logo tag attached.


The model number on the shear says "JAPAN 440 C"

Shear Sharpening

Beware of any other shear sharpeners that claim to be an authorized KASHO sharpener.

We recommend using KASHO's Premier Sharpening Service. Please visit our Sharpening Page, or email for instructions on sending in your shears.

Please note: warranty is voided if your KASHO shear is serviced by anyone other than KASHO Premier Sharpening Service.