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.
Thanks to Senator Bryant and Representative Pitts for re-introducing bills in South Carolina to enact knife preemption so knife owners do not have to worry about stricter city laws. Help us get it done in 2015!
Thanks to knife expert Xan Martin, California attorneys in Orange County have a better understanding of knife law and different knife mechanisms.
AKTI is laying the groundwork for an ambitious legislative year in 2015, including substantial relief for Nevada knife owners.
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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.