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AKTI News

This is where you’ll find the latest AKTI news.  It 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 an essential, valuable tool.

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For the latest news of the sporting knife and tool industry and the greater knife community, check Industry News


2015 – The Year of Knife Law Repeal

February 22, 2015

The American Knife & Tool Institute has an aggressive legislative plan to repeal and rewrite U.S. knife law in 2015, eliminating confusion, archaic terms and clarifying what knife owners, sellers and makers need to know.


New York Bill Will Ease Gravity Knife Arrests and Issues

February 14, 2015

AKTI continues to support New York legislation to make sure knife owners are not arrested for possession of a “gravity” knife that is ill-defined and has nothing to do with illegal intent to use the knife.


Caution: Knives Sold into California

February 13, 2015

The American Knife & Tool Institute cautions knifemakers and purveyors selling product in California to be aware of potential law suits.