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.
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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.
AKTI is recognized worldwide as the most respected, credible, and accurate source of knife law information and legislative input.
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Thanks to generous AKTI supporters, we hold monthly online auctions of donated knives. You win two ways: (1) You get a new knife, and (2) You help fund AKTI’s legislative efforts.
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The U.S. Sporting Knife and Tool Industry has a $5.722 Billion Economic Impact
AKTI’s Anniversary Collection Commemorates 25 Years of Advocacy
When the American Knife and Tool Institute (AKTI) was initially formed in 1998, several of the knife industry’s leading brands quickly supported the start-up nonprofit. As AKTI marks its 25th anniversary this year, some of those early member knife brands – and a few more – are helping celebrate the milestone by donating several knives and multi-tools. The knives are engraved with AKTI’s 25th-anniversary logo…
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AKTI to Hold 25th Anniversary Event at Blade
AKTI will celebrate 25 years of serving as the leading voice of the knife industry and community with a special event at the 2023 Blade Show in Atlanta.
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