The American Knife & Tool Institute has been the advocacy voice of the entire knife community since 1998, ensuring that Americans will always be able to make, buy, sell, own, carry and use the knife or edged tool of their choice. AKTI is recognized worldwide as the most respected, credible and accurate source of knife law information, legislative input, and industry information. The organization has a successful, proven record of accomplishments partnering with legislators for common sense knife legislation that is reasonable, responsible and supports consistent enforcement.  AKTI educates the public, lawmakers, law enforcement and our members about knives, knife safety, knife laws and knife-related issues. Knives are an essential and valuable tool in everyday life.