The celebration will bring together industry and knife owners
The nonprofit American Knife & Tool Institute (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.
AKTI’s anniversary celebration will take place Friday, June 2, in the Kennesaw Room of the Renaissance Waverly Hotel from 6-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and include access to a silent auction for custom and production knives, door prizes, appetizers, and a cash bar.
“We’re looking forward to having members of the public and the industry mingle and reflect on the contributions AKTI has made in the last 25 years,” said Mark Schreiber, president of CRKT and president of AKTI’s Board of Regents. “We’ve changed legislation, helped educate the next generation of knife owners, and been the champion of the industry on common issues like intellectual property and the sale and manufacture of various knife styles.”
Also at Blade, AKTI’s Annual Members Meeting will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in Room 113. Members are encouraged to attend and learn more about AKTI’s legislative initiatives and other issues the organization is working on that affect the knife community.
Tickets for the 25th-anniversary celebration may be purchased online. A limited number of tickets will be available for in-person purchase at AKTI’s booth (#23) on the opening day of the Blade Show.
Case, CRKT, American Outdoor Brands, Boker, Buck Knives, Work Sharp, and Chris Reeve Knives are sponsors of AKTI’s 25th-anniversary celebration.