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AKTI News

This is where you’ll find the latest AKTI News and the latest news in the knife industry.  AKTI News includes information about the legislation and regulations we are either proactively introducing to remove knife restrictions or clarify laws or are monitoring to watch for issues that need action. You’ll also find out about the many other educational and information efforts of our organization to promote knives as fundamental, valuable tools.

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To see only the latest news of the sporting knife and tool industry and the greater knife community, check Industry News


Follow 2016 Knife Legislation

February 6, 2016

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.


AKTI Releases Short Educational Video Explaining Knife Measurement Protocol

January 19, 2016

How do you measure the blade length of a knife? It seems that measuring a blade would be straightforward, but varying designs and construction can cause confusion about where to start the measurement. This results in issues when different manufacturers offer models that vary in size, as well as when law enforcement officers are measuring a knife to determine if it fits within the laws for a particular jurisdiction.


Anthony Marione, Microtech Knives, Joins AKTI Board

November 22, 2015

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 Announces its First All American Made Knife

November 18, 2015

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.