Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Benchmade AKOA Agreement?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    IL (formely the worst damn state in the nation, but no more. Thank You New York.)
    Posts
    675
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)

    Benchmade AKOA Agreement?

    Just got my second OTF Benchmade auto (first was stolen - a Phaeton). Never “registered” the first one, so never went to the website. Decided to register when I got the new Precipice, and saw this AKOA crap. Do they really mean this in any way? I’m sure most don’t meet these criteria :). Input or experience?

    geezer john
    jmoore (aka - BoneDaddy)

    "The state that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting by fools." Thucydides

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    684
    Feedback Score
    18 (100%)
    Yeah, they absolutely mean it. The federal auto-knife laws make even less sense than most gun laws.

    If you meet any of the exceptions (LEO, Active duty Mil, Benchmade dealer, etc., etc.) listed in the AKOA just drop the knife in the mail.

    If not, when/if the knife needs warranty work make sure you take it to a Benchmade dealer and have them send the knife to Benchmade for you.

    I sent and Infidel in for refurb and went through a dealer. The whole process was stupid, but easy enough: I mailed him the knife via USPS (we're in the same state, so ok by federal law), he sent it to Benchmade, they did the repairs for free, returned the knife to the dealer, and he shipped it back to me. I paid for shipping to and from the in-state dealer, and there might've been a $10 fee paid to the dealer for handling everything, I can't remember exactly. Whole thing took about a month, most of that time with the knife at Benchmade. It came back with all new springs, and a new blade.

    The alternative is mailing your knife to Benchmade directly, in violation of federal law, and then having them refuse to return it.
    Last edited by Tx_Aggie; 08-11-19 at 00:34.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Posts
    26
    Feedback Score
    0
    I believe this is for when ordering online, and shipping across state lines. I'm pretty sure it applies to all automatic knife manufacturers.
    DK

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    IL (formely the worst damn state in the nation, but no more. Thank You New York.)
    Posts
    675
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)
    This infuriates me (just the kind of old geezer I am:).
    Just sent them an email saying this should be stated upfront before purchasing their knife (never happen:) and asked them to purchase back my damn knife (also will never happen:). Made me feel better tho:)

    Thanks for the feedback - never knew about such idiotic nonsense. Anyone know if other auto knife manufacturers do such silliness? TIA

    geezer john
    jmoore (aka - BoneDaddy)

    "The state that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting by fools." Thucydides

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    684
    Feedback Score
    18 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
    This infuriates me (just the kind of old geezer I am.
    Just sent them an email saying this should be stated upfront before purchasing their knife (never happen and asked them to purchase back my damn knife (also will never happen. Made me feel better tho

    Thanks for the feedback - never knew about such idiotic nonsense. Anyone know if other auto knife manufacturers do such silliness? TIA

    geezer john

    It's not entirely Benchmade's fault, the relevant federal law was passed in 1958 (when the country was in a panic over gangs with switchblades) and as Dukr said, the rules apply to all automatic knives in the US. And it's worth noting the Federal definition of a switchblade includes Balisong (Butterfly) knives and gravity knives.

    Here's the text of the 1958 Federal Switchblade Act:

    https://kniferights.org/resources/fe...itchblade-act/


    And a good summary of the history of the Act:

    http://knife-expert.com/swbl-leg.txt

    The similarities between the switchblade panic of the 1950s and the current debate over gun control are surreal.
    Last edited by Tx_Aggie; 08-11-19 at 10:56.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    7,394
    Feedback Score
    15 (100%)
    So I have a question. Obviously if you send in an auto knife and they refuse to return it due to AKOA, can you demand they send it to an authorized dealer for resale? It isn’t their property and owning an auto knife isn’t illegal. If they keep it, that’s theft.

    Just curious.
    What if this whole crusade's a charade?
    And behind it all there's a price to be paid
    For the blood which we dine
    Justified in the name of the holy and the divine…

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    IL (formely the worst damn state in the nation, but no more. Thank You New York.)
    Posts
    675
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)
    Thanks for the information, gentleman - I’ve learned even more about this country we live in:)
    So a company can sell to me and send me an auto knife, but I cannot return it to them if I am not on a certain list - even though I may qualify for CCW in my state and have been through all sorts of background checks. (and yes, I know - one shouldn’t need a background check for an auto knife!). Yet another thing the Dems will try to take away if they gain any more power!

    geezer john
    jmoore (aka - BoneDaddy)

    "The state that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting by fools." Thucydides

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    15
    Feedback Score
    0
    My dad and I were checking out some knives once and the fella behind the counter wouldn't even let my pops touch the automatic knives, I got to fondle them though (active military). Sounds like a heck of a hassle if I ever have to send in my Kershaw auto, especially since in California it's legal to possess, but not carry or purchase... Go figure.

    Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    11,913
    Feedback Score
    0
    I was just looking at the Benchmade Cyber Monday deals and this caught me unaware. Benchmade really needs to be more upfront about that they don't really sell these online, when you consider the relatively few people are active military. Auto knives are legal in CO, so I figured I was GTG.

    I did see:

    To supply or procurement officers of the National Guard, the Air National Guard, or militia of a State, Territory or the District of Columbia ordering, procuring, or purchasing such knives in the connection with the activities of such organization;
    is this the loop-hole I think it is?
    I just did two lines of powdered wig powder, cranked up some Lee Greenwood, and recited the BoR. - Outlander Systems

    I'm a professional WAGer - WillBrink /// "Comey is a smarmy, self righteous mix of J. Edgar Hoover and a gay Lurch from the "Adams Family"." -Averageman

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •