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
For the American Knife and Tool Institute, attending the annual Blade Show in Atlanta is much like returning for the first day of school. We know we’re going to see old friends. We’re hopeful we’re going to make new friends. And we’re energized by the prospect that we’ll learn something fresh and innovative. The 2022 Blade Show was held earlier this month. After two years…
The American Knife and Tool Institute (AKTI) is proud to announce recent changes to its Board of Regents, being joined by three new company representatives and retaining proven leadership in the Vice President position.