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Knife Education and Safety

AKTI educates lawmakers, the law enforcement community and the general public that knives of all shapes, sizes and mechanisms are intended as tools for a variety of essential tasks. Knives created and used by our members perform vital job, recreational and even life-saving functions.

Please see our Resources section for legal tips, AKTI’s  Approved Definitions and Knife Measuring Protocol.

We strongly emphasize the importance of using knives safely.

Teach a kid about knives as valuable tools!

Teach a kid about knives as tools!

Knife Safety Key Points

  1. Stop – make sure no one else is within arm’s reach
  2. Away – always cut away from your finger or other body parts
  3. Sharp – a sharp, clean knife is a safe knife
  4. Store – knives closed, in a sheath or knife block

My First Knife Video

Whatever your age, learn the basics on knife safety, maintenance and how to make your knife last for years to come.  Watch AKTI’s video My First Knife

Kids and Knives

Knife Safety

Other Resources

Please also see our Resources section for more information including legal tips on owning, traveling with and using your knives with confidence.

AKTI wants to provide information and materials to help you share knife education. Please contact us with any materials or references you think would be useful.