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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.
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.
Organization to Focus on Federal and State Efforts Including the Knife Owners’ Protection Act, Repeal of Restrictions on Auto-Open Knives, and Preemption
Las Vegas, NV – The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) today announced its plans to increase its lobbying efforts in order to prompt reform of knife laws in 2016.
Co-founder of the American Knife & Tool Institute, CJ Buck was elected for the second time to serve as President of the Board of Regents. John Sullivan of W.R. Case named Vice President
CJ 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.
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.