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Federal regulations (see below) restrict the sale of automatic knives to anyone
other than United States Military, Federal Law Enforcement, Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue and
EMT personnel with acceptance of the "Auto Knife Opening Acknowledgment Form". There are exceptions for those that live in the state of *Oregon.
You can digitally sign and accept the Auto Opening Knife Acknowledgment ("AKOA") form with this website
if you are a Military/Public Safety individual, and fall within the criteria of the Federal Regulations.
Benchmade requires that you resubmit the AKO Acknowledgment every one hundred eighty
(180) days, or where applicable.
*Oregon Residents* If your Shipping address is Oregon during checkout, you will be able to purchase restricted products automatically, with no further settings or permissions needed.
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18 USC 1716 (G) (2) (1-4) provides this summary: Switchblade 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 in 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 connection
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 USC 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 any 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.