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 knives and edged tools. AKTI is recognized worldwide as the most respected, credible and accurate source of knife legislation information, legislative input, and industry information. We have a successful, proven record of accomplishments in making effective changes to restrictive knife laws and promoting reasonable and responsible laws and enforcement. AKTI promotes knives as an essential and valuable tool in everyday life. We educate the public, lawmakers and law enforcement about knives, knife safety, knife laws and knife-related issues.
AKTI continues to support New York legislation to make sure knife owners are not arrested for possession of a “gravity” knife that is ill-defined and has nothing to do with illegal intent to use the knife.
While the American Knife & Tool Institute understands and supports the effort to stop poaching of elephants and the illegal trade of ivory, bans on ivory sold within the U.S. does not accomplish that goal.
Maine bill by Rep. Stetkis will allow anyone who lives, works or travels to Maine to use a valuable automatic knife – will be effective October 15, 2015