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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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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.

CRKT Introduces an Exclusive Line of Ruger-Branded Knives

October 31, 2015

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) and CRKT® are pleased to introduce Ruger® knives to the commercial sporting market. This complete knife line was designed exclusively for Ruger by CRKT master knife-smiths and is being built by CRKT, an industry leader in knives and tools.

Wisconsin 2015 Bill Regarding Automatics

October 29, 2015

Corresponding bills introduced in the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate would clarify assisted opening knives are not switchblades, allow for limited carry of automatics and permit the manufacture of automatics within the state.