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
What most of us know about the penalties of violating knife laws is only the tip of the iceberg of what there can be for consequences. It is prudent for those in the knife community to be aware of the aspects of knife law that often escape our attention. While many of us might know what styles or blade length may lawfully be carried in…
The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) is pleased that HB 1224, which would repeal Washington State’s prohibition on the manufacture, sale, and possession of automatic knives, is set for its first hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary next week. he legislative session in Washington is very short, so it’s essential to move bills quickly. For several years, AKTI has been…