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
Bruen is the latest buzzword in Second Amendment talk about rights. “The main point of Bruen was that the federal court’s analyses of the Second Amendment post-Heller were entirely wrong. After Heller, courts were divided about what kind of tests to use in Second Amendment cases, but they were all what the Bruen Court calls “means-ends” tests. This means that they would analyze the law limiting Second Amendment rights…
AKTI Celebrates 25 Years With Buck Knives About this series: “Better Together” is an occasional series celebrating the American Knife and Tool Institute’s 25th anniversary. We take a closer look at some of the people and organizations who have contributed to AKTI’s success and helped shape the organization into the leading advocate for the knife industry and American knife owners. CJ Buck Chairman & CEO…