AKTI leads the way as the responsible, credible voice of the knife community
We advocate for the knife industry and all knife owners, promoting knives as critically essential and valuable tools in our daily work and recreational lives.
A professional, knowledgeable nonprofit association, AKTI works to ensure the knife industry thrives and grows, solving common problems and removing restrictions. Your membership strengthens and unifies our voice and provides access to valuable resources.
For Knife Owners
AKTI is the credible source of valuable information for knife owners to carry and use their knives and edged tools with confidence. We provide accurate law information and work to remove or clarify knife laws so you can use and enjoy the tool you choose.
Did You Know?
The U.S. Sporting Knife and Tool Industry has a $5.722 Billion Economic Impact
Blade length restrictions add to the confusion of knife laws, law interpretation, and how to stay compliant in your own community, state, and when traveling. In the October issue of Knife Magazine, attorney and knife expert Dan Lawson examines “The Long and Short of It” regarding blade length restrictions in various states. Knife carry restrictions based on blade length are common across the United States. …
Work Sharp® Sharpeners, the industry-leading manufacturer of knife and tool sharpeners, is building on the recent success of the Precision Adjust Knife Sharpener with The Precision Adjust Elite and Upgrade Kit. The Precision Adjust Knife Sharpener quickly became a best seller by delivering high value to customers seeking precise and repeatable edge angles and premium abrasives for common knife sharpening. From day one Work Sharp…