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
How knives used in the outdoor activities of hunting, trapping, and fishing are treated in state knife laws is examined by attorney and knife expert Dan Lawson in the September issue of Knife Magazine. The fact that New York State has exempted automatic knives for sporting and fur harvest activities should give significant credibility to the utilitarian value of such knives. Read more of Knives…
Ontario Knife Company® (OKC®) is proud to announce the addition of the OKC Hiking Knife to its fixed-blade line for outdoor enthusiasts. The new Hiking Knife will be your trusted companion when tackling any cutting task outdoors, being lightweight and durable with a slim profile and sleek-looking Micarta handle.