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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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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.


American Knife & Tool Institute Gives Knife Presentation to Summit of State Legislators

January 10, 2016

State Legislators Gathered in Vermont Hear Presentation by CJ Buck, President of the American Knife & Tool Institute, About Knife Issues and Knife Laws

Buck presentation 2015 NASC SummitCJ Buck, CEO of Buck Knives based in Idaho, and president of the American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI), recently presented legislators with valuable information on knife laws that affect sportsmen and women.


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.