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.
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This collector’s double-blade knife, the Buy Tighe designed by Brian Tighe and offered by CRKT, is one of only 500 issued. Includes a recurve and a drop point blade, both with Klecker locks integrated in the titanium handle.
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- Apr. 9 — Tennessee 2014 Knife Bill
Gov. Bill Haslam has signed SB 1771 into law. Effective July 1, individuals will no longer be considered criminals for possession of automatic knives (switchblades) or knives over four inches in length.
- Mule Deer Foundation
- The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
- The National Shooting Sports Foundation
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.