Frequently Asked Questions
YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO ORDER FROM smkw.com and over 21 to purchase ammo! Our Full Product Disclaimer can be found here
Why are some products not allowed to ship to my state?
Unfortunately, there are some items we cannot ship to certain areas, most of these are based on your state and city's laws but in a few cases we've restricted items as company policy.
This is not a comprehensive list but some of these restrictions are below.
Martial and Self Defense
Double-Edged Product (except certain throwing knives) - Cannot go to CA or MA.
Sword Canes, Throwing Stars, Expandable Batons, Billy Clubs - Cannot go to CA, MA, or NY.
Nunchakus and Butterfly Knives - Cannot go to CA or MA.
These restrictions can be found here
These restrictions can be found here
No. We only ship to locations within the United States.
Where can I find info our your knife subcription boxes?
Our FAQ for SMKW Army Care Packages can be found here
WHAT ARE SMKW'S SHIPPING & HANDLING CHARGES?
CAN I UPGRADE MY SHIPPING?
Yes. Make your shipping choice in the checkout process, and additional charges will be automatically added when you place your order.
IF I UPGRADE TO 2ND DAY OR NEXT DAY WHEN WILL MY ORDER ARRIVE?
Our shipping cutoff each day is 10 am EST, if your order is placed prior to this time, and there's not an issue with your order or it's not oversized, it will most likely be packed to ship that day.
2nd Day (Mon - Wed): Takes 2 business days, so if you order on Monday prior to 10 am EST then FedEx should deliver your package on Wednesday. If you order prior to 10 am EST on Wed then FedEx should deliver your package on Friday.
2nd-Day (Thurs - Sun): Takes 2 business days, so if you order Thursday prior to 10 am EST then FedEx should deliver your package the next Monday. If you order on Friday prior to 10 am then FedEx should deliver your package the next Tuesday. If you order on Friday after 10 am EST, Saturday, or Sunday then FedEx should deliver your package the next Wednesday.
Next-Day (Mon - Thurs): Takes 1 business day, so if you order Monday prior to 10 am EST then FedEx should deliver your package on Tuesday. If you order prior to 10 am EST on Thursday then FedEx should deliver your package on Friday.
Next-Day (Fri - Sun): Takes 1 business day, so if you order Friday prior to 10 am EST then FedEx should deliver your package the next Monday. If you order Friday after 10 am EST or on Sat, or Sunday then FedEx should deliver your package on Tuesday.
DOES SMKW SHIP OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES?
No. We only ship to locations within the United States.
WHAT ARE SMKW'S POLICIES FOR SHIPPING AMMO?
WHAT ARE SMKW'S POLICIES FOR SHIPPING AUTOMATIC KNIVES?
WHY CAN'T SMKW SHIP CERTAIN ITEMS TO CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, AND MASSACHUSETTS?
Some states have placed restrictions on knife sales. Please click here to find out more on the laws in your state.
Alaska and Hawaii orders shipping FedEx Ground
At checkout you will have the to ship your order FedEx Ground, however your order will actually ship USPS Priority Mail. When you receive your tacking info, you will need to enter it here https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction_input
WHICH CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED BY SMKW?
SMKW accepts Visa™, MasterCard™, Discover™, and American Express™. SMKW also accepts check cards that are backed by Visa™, MasterCard™, Discover™, and American Express™.
HOW DOES THE SAVE MY CARD FEATURE WORK?
No credit card info is saved on our site, instead our credit card processor creates a profile/token for your info, which is encrypted and stored on their servers, and the only info that passes to us the token. SMKW.com does not save or have access to your credit card info. We offer this option to give you the convenience of not having to re-enter your personal data every time you shop from us.
DOES SMKW ACCEPT PAYPAL
Yes, we do accept Paypal, at the final step of checkout you will see it as a payment option. Please note that some items are restricted from purchase by PayPal. If PayPal does not appear as an option at checkout, it may be because you have a restricted item in your cart. *Please note if you choose the eCheck option within Paypal, your order will not process/ship until after Paypal receives payment from your bank, which can be up to 6 business days, for more info see Paypal eCheck info.
Please note Paypal can not be used on orders with the following items:
Hidden or Disguised Knives (including novelty items that look like other objects)
All Push Knives (including but not limited to push daggers and T-handle knives)
Firearms (including non-firing display pieces)
Firearm Part Accessories
(This list is not comprehensive of all items Paypal restricts but consists of most if not all the restricted items on our site)
What is Sezzle - Buy Now, Build Your Future?
Sezzle breaks payments into 4 installments. Your order is at least $100 or more. Website orders only. Not available in store. You can find our full FAQ on Sezzle here
DOES SMKW ACCEPT CASH ON DELIVERY (COD) ORDERS?
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY ORDER TO BE PROCESSED, SHIPPED, AND RECEIVED?
SMKW ships your order as soon as possible. Most orders are shipped within 2 Business Days. During the Holiday Season, shipping times may be briefly delayed. It usually takes three (3) to five (5) business days*** for in-stock items to reach their destination. If you need to receive your order sooner, you may upgrade your shipping method at an additional cost.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY ORDER HAS BEEN PROCESSED?
When you place your order at smkw.com, you will receive an order confirmation which includes your order number. If you provide an e-mail address, you will also receive a confirmation e-mail.
AM I ABLE TO CANCEL, CHANGE, OR ADD TO MY ORDER?
Your credit card is authorized as soon as you place your order. Once you receive an order confirmation,
NO CHANGES MAY BE MADE TO THE ORDER. If you are dissatisfied with the merchandise you receive, use our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee return policy.
DOES SMKW HAVE A TRACKING NUMBER FOR MY ORDER?
We will send an email with your tracking number the morning after your order ships. However, if you created an account you can view your order infomation in your account, including tracking number once the order ships. If you do not receive your tracking number via email and did not create an account you can look it up here, call SMKW Customer Service at (800) 327-5871, or send your question via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IF I HAVE BACKORDERED MERCHANDISE, WILL IT HOLD UP MY ENTIRE ORDER?
Merchandise that is in stock will ship now. Back-ordered merchandise will ship as it becomes available. Back-orders under $20 and older than 90 days will be cancelled and we will refund your payment method. We cannot guarantee shipping method on back-ordered items.
AN ITEM IS MISSING FROM, OR DAMAGED IN MY ORDER, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If an item is missing from your order, check your invoice to see if the item was backordered, or if the item is no longer available. If your item is listed on the invoice, but not included with the order, or your item is damaged, please contact our Customer Service Department at (800) 327-5871, email@example.com or click here for more information about Customer Service.
The Customer Service Agent will ask you for the following information from your invoice: Customer Number, Order Number, Checked By Number (located in the bottom-left corner).
HOW DO I REQUEST A CATALOG?
Simply click the free catalog link on our homepage, or e-mail your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org, and SMKW will send you a complimentary catalog. Please type Catalog Request in the subject line of your e-mail.
WHY DID I STOP RECEIVING SMKW CATALOGS?
If there is no account activity for a period of time, our computer system will automatically remove the account from our active mailing list. Please resubmit your name and address to email@example.com, and we will update your information in our computer system, so that you will start receiving catalogs again. Please type Catalog Request in the subject line of your e-mail.
DOES SMKW HAVE A FULL-LINE CATALOG THAT IT CAN SEND ME?
No. SMKW mails 12 catalogs per year.
DOES SMKW HAVE CATALOGS THAT ONLY FEATURE KNIVES?
SMKW does not produce catalogs that feature only one type of merchandise. Our catalogs feature a variety of merchandise.
NONE OF THESE QUESTIONS HELP, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
WHAT IS SMKW'S RETURN POLICY?
SMKW's "100% Satisfaction Guarantee" Policy. You can return SMKW Merchandise in its original unused, unsharpened condition and packaging within 30 days from the date of purchase - for any reason - no questions asked. Original shipping and return costs are not refunded. After 30 days, returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee. Excludes ammunition, all ammo sales are final.
Please call SMKW Customer Service for a return authorization number to expedite your return/exchange. Open Mon-Fri, 9am - 6pm EST.
Damaged or defective merchandise may be returned after 30 days from date of purchase, subject to manufacturer's warranty. Please refer to product literature or call SMKW Customer Service for warranty infomation.
Merchandise is not eligible for return due to normal wear and tear, or damage caused by abuse, misuse, or neglect.
Ammo is non returnable. Your SMKW order includes an invoice and a Return/Exchange form, which includes complete instructions.
I HAVE AN ITEM I NEED TO RETURN, WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
1. Your SMKW order should include an invoice and a Return Form, which includes return instructions.
2. Follow the instructions listed on the Return Form completely.
3. If possible, pack the merchandise you wish to return in the box in which it was shipped.
4. Ship your merchandise back to SMKW.
If you are unable to find your Return Form, you can contact us and we will send you one.
DID SMKW RECEIVE MY RETURN?
Please allow two (2) to four (4) weeks for your return to be processed. This allows sufficient time for your return to be shipped back to us and processed by our Returns and Customer Service Department. To check the status of your return, please e-mail your full name, address, customer number, and your order number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 327-5871. Please type Return Inquiry on the subject line of your e-mail.
HAS SMKW CREDITED MY ACCOUNT FOR RETURNED MERCHANDISE?
It takes about two (2) weeks to process your return and credit your account. Once credit is applied, it may take some time for the credit to appear on your next statement, depending on your statement's closing date.
HAS SMKW MAILED MY REFUND CHECK? WHEN SHOULD I EXPECT IT?
To check the status of your refund, please send an e-mail with your name, address (including zip code), customer number, and order number (if available) to email@example.com. Please type Refund Check Inquiry in the subject line of your e-mail. Please inform us if the order was shipped to a different name and address than your billing address. It takes about three (3) weeks to process your return and mail a refund check.
DOES SMKW REPAIR KNIVES?
SMKW does not repair knives. If you purchased your item more then thirty (30) days ago, please see our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee or e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type Brand Info Inquiry on the subject line of your e-mail and include the knife brand.
DOES SMKW SELL REPLACEMENT PARTS?
SMKW does not sell replacement parts. If you need a part for your knife, please send an e-mail to email@example.com including the brand of your knife, and SMKW will e-mail contact information to you. Please type Knife Parts Inquiry in the subject line of your e-mail.
HOW CAN I CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER?
SMKW can supply any available contact information for our Vendors. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org , include the name of the manufacturer you wish to contact. Please type Manufacturer Inquiry in the subject line of your e-mail, and we will reply as soon as possible. You may also call our Customer Service Department at (800) 327-5871 . Please note that not all manufacturers allow their contact information to be released.
DOES SMKW BUY OLD KNIVES?
SMKW purchases knife collections, antique knives, and unique collectible knives from time to time. We do not buy a single knife unless it is extremely valueable. If you are interested in selling a collection, please e-mail the Collectibles Department at email@example.com.
DOES SMKW OFFER COUPON CODES?
We do from time to time offer promotions and discount codes, however, we only do so via smkw.com our marketing email, and texts and via our catalog. We do not partner with 3rd party coupon sites, and the codes they have are either multiple years old or fake.
Please note the coupon codes associated with our email/newsletter signup and cart abandonment programs are not valid with other promotions, sales, etc. Please see your email with the code for full restrictions. Our SMS coupon restrictions are listed on the SMS offer popup. Unfortunately, none of our coupons apply to gift cards, ammo, or subscription boxes.