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The sale of Automatic Switchblade knives is restricted by law. Automatic knives are sold only to Law Enforcement and active Military personnel. To purchase, submission of paperwork and valid ID is required.

All orders for automatic knives must be on a departmental purchase order or letterhead with wording to the effect that the knives will be used as duty items. (refer to Federal Statute Compliance paragraph), please check permissibility within your state or locality as non-Federal personnel may be precluded from ownership or use by State laws. No exceptions will be made. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Automatic opening knives are subject to prohibitive legislation in many states. Federal Law prohibits shipment of automatic knives across state lines, with the following exceptions: (1)

  1. Civilian or Armed Forces supply or procurement officers and employees of the Federal Government ordering, procuring, or purchasing such knives in connection with the activities of the Federal Government.

  2. Supply or procurement officers of the National Guard, the Air National Guard, or militia of the State, Territory, or the District of Columbia ordering, procuring, or purchasing such knives in connection with the activities of such organization.

  3. Supply or procurement officers or employees of the municipal government of the District of Columbia or of the government of any State or Territory, or any county, city or other political subdivision of a State or Territory.

  4. Manufacturers of such knives or bona fide dealers therein in connection with any shipment made pursuant of an order from any person designated.


It is the responsibility of the buyer, not the seller, to ascertain, and obey, all applicable local, state, federal and international laws regarding the possession, and use, of any item purchased from Universal Steel Blades. All equipment is sold subject to any local, state, or federal ordinances. Consult your local and state laws before ordering if you are in doubt. Absolutely NO sales will be made to minors. By placing an order, the Buyer represents that the products ordered would be used in a lawful manner and that he/she is of legal age. Universal Steel Blades will not be held liable for the misuse of any product purchased from us or any of our distributors or dealers. Also, since no product is 100% effective against attack, Universal Steel Blades assumes no responsibility if a product purchased from us is not effective in preventing bodily injury, dismemberment, or death.


Universal Steel Blades disclaims any liability for consequential damages of any kind. These automatic knives carry no warranty except as contained herein by the manufacturer.

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