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The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) is pleased to annouce that Anthony Marfione, Founder of Microtech Knives, has recently joined its Board of Regents. Marfione will be working alongside nine other volunteer Board members to Keep Knives in American Lives.
DPx Gear is making their first American made hard use folder with a blade length under 3″ for urban use. The DPx HEST/F Urban is designed, sourced, built and backed in the United States of America.
Ontario Knife Company, a member of the AKTI Board of Regents, recently cut ribbon on a new expansion to its Frankinville, New York facility.
AKTI Board Member CRKT, a premier specialty cutlery and tool company, announced two promotions within the company’s executive management team.
Automatic knives are no longer illegal to carry in Oklahoma.
Effective November 1, 2015 municipalities or counties cannot enact knife laws more restrictive than the State of Oklahoma.
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) and CRKT® are pleased to introduce Ruger® knives to the commercial sporting market. This complete knife line was designed exclusively for Ruger by CRKT master knife-smiths and is being built by CRKT, an industry leader in knives and tools.
Corresponding bills introduced in the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate would clarify assisted opening knives are not switchblades, allow for limited carry of automatics and permit the manufacture of automatics within the state.
KA-BAR Knives recently announced the release of the highly anticipated KA-BAR Becker Reinhardt Kukri.
Maine was added to the growing number of states repealing laws restricting certain types of knives.