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
AKTI has been at the forefront of efforts in Pennsylvania to remove the state’s prohibition on the manufacture, sale, and possession of automatic knives. Today HB 1929 passed the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee.
“I’ve never been sorry that I carried a knife…” P. Jones shared a Knives Save Lives story with the American Knife & Tool Institute from his youth as a horseback riding instructor. Read his account of how important his knife was one summer at a YMCA camp.