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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- Feb. 10 — Benchmade Donates a New Knife - Model 940-1 for AKTI 2014 Membership Giveaway Knife
Joining or renewing in the American Knife & Tool Institute in 2014 means a chance to own a brand new Benchmade Knife Model 940-1.
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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.