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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KASHO Knows Sharp

Our shears are known for their enduring sharpness, but we recommend our custom sharpening service from time to time to keep them at their best.

Full service using traditional Japanese water stone and methods to restore your shears to peak performance.

Depending on your location, turnaround time is typically 10-14 days.

Points of service include:

  • Clean outside/internal parts
  • Screw system check/replace
  • Sharpen
  • Adjust
  • Polish
  • Oil
  • Final Inspection

Get Sharper Shears in 3 Steps

Step 1

Submit an Order for Sharpening Through Our Website

Step 2

Mail Your Shears Using a Trackable Shipping Label

Step 3

We Sharpen and Mail You Back Your Shears With Renewed Sharpeness & Balance

Instructions for KASHO Premier Sharpening Service

  1. Wrap your shears in a protective covering (Bubble wrap, paper towel). Place in padded envelope or box. If shipping in a box, place filler inside to prevent movement in transit.
  2. Get easy tips for packing your shears. Just click here.
  3. Include your business card and/or copy of invoice along with any special notes or instructions.
  4. Insure your package for face value of your shears.
  5. Ship via traceable carrier. (UPS, USPS, FED EX) Keep your tracking number for reference. Please note: without a tracking number it is impossible to track your package should anything happen.
  6. Ship your shears to:
    KAI U.S.A., LTD. DBA Universal Razor Industries
    11731 Telegraph Road, Suite D
    Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670, US

Kasho provides RETURN shipping cost.