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 is laying the groundwork for an ambitious legislative year in 2015, including substantial relief for Nevada knife owners.
AKTI’s updated website includes valuable and legally accurate information about state knife laws. It is also responsive to making it easier to check from any of your mobile devices.
AKTI will be back at the Blade Show in 2015. It’s not too early to book your hotel room.
July’s AKTI auction features a new Riot knife from Northern Knives. This 3DK model measures 7-7/8 in. and includes a Kydex sheath. Bid Now »
Join or Renew your individual membership between January 1 and December 31 and you could win an exciting new Benchmade Knife Model 940-1! More »
AKTI monitors laws and regulations on the national level and in all 50 states. Read about our successes ensuring your right to own, carry and use knives and edged tools.