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 the knife or edged tool of their choice. AKTI is recognized worldwide as the most respected, credible and accurate source of knife law information, legislative input, and industry information. The organization has a successful, proven record of accomplishments partnering with legislators for common sense knife legislation that is reasonable, responsible and supports consistent enforcement. AKTI educates the public, lawmakers, law enforcement and our members about knives, knife safety, knife laws and knife-related issues. Knives are an essential and valuable tool in everyday life.
Designed for OKC® by US Special Operations veteran Justin Gingrich, the Kerambit is the perfect self-defense option for military, law enforcement, and civilian use.
AKTI’s 2016 legislative efforts are focused on federal and state efforts including the Knife Owners’ Protection Act, repeal of restrictions on Auto-Open Knives, and Preemption. We support reasonable, responsible legislation and measured non-partisan efforts to resolve issues. AKTI promotes knives as an essential and valuable tool in everyday life.
Definitions for “switchblade knife” and “gravity knife” would not include a knife that has a bias toward closure, avoiding confusion with easy open knives.
For manufacturers, importers, retailers, distributors, knifemakers, our organization encourages industry growth, reasonable and responsible laws and regulations, and the next generation of knife users. AKTI is the leading professional, knowledgeable association to represent your interests. Join Today
For knife owners, collectors and clubs, AKTI is the organization that will increase the enjoyment and utility of your knives and edged tools. Our organization is the credible source of valuable information to carry and use your knives and edged tools with confidence. Join Today
Individual members who join or renew between January 1 and December 31 each year are entered in the drawing to win the Membership Giveaway Knife. 2016 knife to be announced.