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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Personalize your gift

Kershaw offers a wide variety of knives that you can customize with our engraving service. Include personalized text and images on our high-quality blades. With so many blade materials, handle materials, and customization options, there's bound to be a Kershaw for you.

Whether it's for a birthday, a holiday, or just because, custom engraving is the perfect way to make a Kershaw an even more special gift.


$9.00 per engraved item.

Kai USA  can engrave one line of text and up to 15 characters per line. Location of engraving will be on the blade or handle, depending on material type.




Dancing Script


Crimson Text



Black ops One


Amatic SC


Company logos will require a one-time setup fee of $25.00 in addition to the $9.00 per engraving charge. Images will be black or white based off the material they are engraved on. Images that will need additional editing will be charged at $50.00 per hour.


●      A high-resolution digital file is required for set-up. The file must be one of the following formats: Jpeg (.jpg), PNG or GIF Vector art is preferred.

●      All files must be Black & White with transparent background.

●      Clean lines and legible graphics

●      +300 DPI

●      Less than 25 MB 


We cannot engrave images and text that are inappropriate or offensive. If we receive such material, we will contact the customer directly.

Kai USA reserves the right to refuse any engraving request. In these cases, Kai USA will cancel the submission and alert the customer by email. Kai USA asks that customers approve a final mock-up of the engraving before proceeding. For any questions or concerns, please email


  • Customers will be notified via email if the submission was canceled. Kai USA  cannot engrave offensive or inappropriate images and text.
  • Even if an engraving request is successfully submitted, KAI USA reserves the right to cancel the order for any reason.
  • Kai USA reserves the right to change engraving prices at any time without notice.
  • Copyrighted material is prohibited. We cannot engrave material that is protected from reproduction.
  • Please proofread text before sending. Kai USA is not responsible for any typos made on the engraving.
  • Because materials and finishes can vary between each knife, final color appearance and engraving placement can vary.
  • For orders that are canceled or require changes during the engraving process, customers will be invoiced for the labor charges incurred.


  • Typically, 7-14 business days after final approval (on in stock items).
  • For official time estimates and price quotes, please contact Kai USA Engraving Services at 


All products engraved by Kai USA remain covered by the full Kai USA warranty. This does not cover misuse, abuse, or improper use. For more warranty information, please visit the Warranty page. Replaced items that have been engraved by Kai USA, will not be re-engraved.


Kai USA assumes clients are authorized to use trademarks and copyrighted materials presented to us for reproduction. Customers assume all liability resulting from trademark or copyright disputes.


If you have any questions or concerns about your engraving, please contact Kai USA Engraving Services at or: 800-325-2891 x1227.

To track your order with engraving, you can login to your account. We will also be emailing tracking once the order has shipped.


800-325-2891 x1227


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