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AKTI's Role:

As a nonprofit association, AKTI’s role is to be the reasonable and responsible advocate for the knife-making and knife-using community, providing the focal point for sensible evolution, development, and the consistent enforcement of knife legislation. Knives are important tools first.

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Advocacy Partners

Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation


The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
Promoting, protecting and advancing the rights of hunters and anglers in the political arena is the mission of the Congressional Sportmen’s Foundation. The American Knife & Tool Institute is working with the Foundation to provide responsible, credible information to politicians regarding knives, their use, and legislative issues.




The National Shooting Sports Foundation
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 8,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. NSSF’s mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.

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Mule Deer Foundation
The Mule Deer Foundation promotes the conservation of Mule Deer, Blacktail
Deer and their habitats. In partnership with the American Knife & Tool Institute, knife use and safety is being promoted by the Mule Deer Foundation to youth interested in outdoor activities.