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.

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Zero Tolerance pocketclips are selected to be compatible with the style and materials of the knife. In addition, the position of the pocketclip may be determined by the position of the knife’s other hardware, especially the pivot point and locking mechanisms. Most Zero Tolerance folding knives come pre-drilled for a variety of carry positions, including reversible, 3-position, or 4-position options so taking your ZT with you is as convenient as possible.

See the photos below for the safe pocket carry positions for the various options. A tight clip, combined with this placement will help ensure your knife does not open accidentally during carrying.

Pocketclip Positions

Single Position PocketclipSingle Position Pocketclip


The pocketclip is mounted in a single, fixed position on the knife handle.

Reversible position PocketclipReversible position Pocketclip


Right-handed, tip-up or tip-down


Right- or left-handed, tip-up

3 Position Pocketclip3 Position Pocketclip


Right-handed, tip-up or tip-down


Left-handed, tip-up

4 Position Pocketclip4 Position Pocketclip


Right-handed, tip-up or tip-down


Left-handed, tip-up or tip-down

Deep Carry PocketclipDeep Carry Pocketclip


This specially designed pocketclip is positioned at the very end of the handle so that the knife can be carried deeper inside the pocket.

Correct Pocketclip Usage

Using the pocketclip properly makes carrying your knife safer. A clipped knife will be less liable to open accidentally, even if the flipper is impacted by another object you’re carrying in your pocket, purse, or backpack. Not using the pocketclip may lead to serious physical harm.

To ensure the knife remains closed until you open it, put the knife inside your pocket with the clip to the outside as shown. The blade side of the knife should be snugged up against the seam of the pocket.

Front-Right Pocket

Front right pocketFront right pocket

Front-Left Pocket

Front left pocketFront left pocket

Back-Right Pocket

Back right pocketBack right pocket

Back-Left Pocket

Back left pocketBack left pocket


Do not clip the knife to your belt. Do not clip the knife to the outside of your pocket. Also, carrying a pocketknife loose in your pocket is not recommended.