As the advocacy organization representing the sporting knife and tool industry and all knife owners, AKTI works to educate, promote and inform about knives as valuable, essential tools in our everyday lives. Every cent of your membership is an investment in your business and the industry’s future. Help ensure we Keep Knives in American Lives and that individuals can Carry With Confidence the knife and edged tool of their choice.
Which Membership Best Suits You?
Do you have a knife business such as custom knifemaking, retail store, online business, or manufacturing?
(Membership is listed in your company name)
Are you an individual knife owner?
(Membership is listed in your personal name)
AKTI Individual Memberships can also be given as a gift. See details here.
Why Should You be an AKTI Industry Member?
- To Increase Your Industry Insight – You’ll have access to news and developments that affect your business and the industry as a whole.
- To Gain Guidance on Laws and Compliance – You’ll have access to a knife law expert and members with knowledge and expertise in different areas.
- To Boost Your Reputation – Your membership in AKTI provides evidence of your commitment to your business, to the industry, and to your customers.
- To Network With Industry Members – You’ll build long-term relationships and partnerships in a trusted environment to share and collaborate.
- To Save Time and Money – The valuable information AKTI offers will save you and your team time and money researching and confirming.
- To Increase Your Business – You’ll have opportunities to promote your brand or business on AKTI’s website and during events and campaigns.
- To Influence – You can be part of lobbying policymakers and swaying opinions positively to increase your customer base.
AKTI is the professional, knowledgeable association to represent your interests.
Why Should You be an AKTI Individual Member?
- To support the organization that provides reliable information on the practical aspects of knife ownership, including usage, care, legal ownership, carry and transport so you can use and carry your knives and edged tools with confidence.
- To help in the fight to remove restrictions to your ownership, carry, and use of the knife or edged tool you decide is best for you or the job at hand.
AKTI is the professional, knowledgeable organization that will increase the utility and enjoyment of your knives and edged tools