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
It is with great sadness that the American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) and those of us who personally knew Senator Enzi mourn the loss of a friend and supporter,” said Jan Billeb, AKTI Executive Director.
Case®, a longtime supporter of the American Knife & Tool Institute, is collaborating with AKTI to help grow our membership and support during our “Imagine Your Life Without a Knife” membership campaign. Will you help spread the word?