Various states have laws regarding the use and carry of automatically opening knives. With the exception of Maryland, we are not affected at all by the various state laws, but we are regulated by the federal statute as follows.
Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. disclaims any liability for consequential damages of any kind. We will replace or repair at no cost any defective knife that is returned to the selling dealer ( The KnifeCenter of the Internet ) and found to be defective.
Note: Available for sale to Armed Forces or Law Enforcement or Government personnel. Please check permissibility within your state or locality.
AUTOMATIC KNIFE ORDERING FORM
Please read the legal section below and print out and fill out the form. Then fax it to us at 301 486 0908 or mail it to us at:
The KnifeCenter of the Internet
P.O. Box 600
College Park, MD 20740
KnifeCenter of the Internet Automatic Knife Acknowledgment and Representations:
I,__________________________________ have read Sections 18 USC 1716 (G) (2) (1-4) and 15 USC 1244 (below) and fully will/do comply and agree to use knives in connection of duties as described in those sections.
Contact Phone Number:__________________________
18 USC 1716 (G) (2) (1-4) provides this summary: Switchblades 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; 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.
5 USC 1244 provides in summary: Knives can be shipped by common carrier, that sale, transportation or distribution, possession or introduction into interstate commerce of switchblades 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.
Police Officers and Armed Forces Personnel must fax a copy of their official identification material and government employees seeking to procure these items in their official capacity must enter the order on their government procurement forms.