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.
Bipartisan legislation would ensure people who are traveling with a secured knife are not prosecuted under local or state laws. The measure was led by U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, R-WY, and Ron Wyden, D-OR, at the request of the American Knife & Tool Institute (headquartered in Wyoming).
The American Knife & Tool Institute has an aggressive legislative plan to repeal and rewrite U.S. knife law in 2015, eliminating confusion, archaic terms and clarifying what knife owners, sellers and makers need to know.
Current events have raised questions regarding the City of Baltimore, Maryland Code regarding “switch-blade” knives (automatics).