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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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Ontario Announces Ranger Kerambit EOD

June 27, 2016

Designed for OKC® by US Special Operations veteran Justin Gingrich, the Kerambit is the perfect self-defense option for military, law enforcement, and civilian use.


Follow 2016 Knife Legislation

June 25, 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.


2016 New York SB 6483 & AB 9042

June 20, 2016

Definitions for “switchblade knife” and “gravity knife” would not include a knife that has a bias toward closure, avoiding confusion with easy open knives.