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Annual Meeting of Members – Friday, June 3, 2016 – 10:00 am Room 103, Cobb Galleria, Atlanta, GA. Open to all members of the American Knife & Tool Institute.
AKTI’s Giving Back Event – Friday evening, June 3, 2016 – 7 pm – 9 pm, Kennesaw Ballroom, Renaissance Waverly, Atlanta, GA. More details and to purchase tickets
Intellectual Property Protection Seminar – Sunday, June 5 – 10 am Room 103, Cobb Galleria, Atlanta, GA. Presented by Jeremiah Pastrick, Continental Enterprises. Reserve complimentary ticket to attend.
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.
This folding pocketknife opens by deploying the two handles by counter-rotating them around the tang in which the blade is concealed.
CRKT® has released the Amicus™ folding outdoor knife. Designed by Jesper Voxnaes of Loegstrup, Denmark,
Bill would make auto-open knives legal to manufacture, sell, own, carry and possess.
Dagger, bowie knife, dirk knife, and sword cane would be removed from the list of unlawful items to carry on or about a person, in a purse or other container belonging to the person, whether concealed or unconcealed.
Ek Commando Knife Co. is proud to announce the release of the limited production Ek/Spartan Dagger, an Ek Commando Knife and Spartan Blades collaboration.
The KA-BAR Becker BK20 Bundok Bowie is a 450 piece production run and comes with two free knives, the KA-BAR Becker BK4 Machax and BK5 Magnum Camp.
Anyone 21 or over would be able to carry concealed any dirk, dirk knife, bowie knife, dagger or knife over 4 inches.
Kentucky state law would preempt local laws and remove undefined “any knife other than an ordinary pocket knife or hunting knife” from deadly weapons list.
Steel Will Knives expands their popular Gekko series by offering several compact folding knives, the Gekko Mini Series. These new knives display personality while offering premium performance.