Effective today (May 31, 2020) West Virginia joins the states that make sure there are not a patchwork of knife laws in their state to confuse law-abiding citizens.
This is where you’ll find the latest AKTI News and the latest news in the knife industry. AKTI News includes information about the legislation and regulations we are either proactively introducing to remove knife restrictions or clarify laws or are monitoring to watch for issues that need action. You’ll also find out about the many other educational and other efforts of our organization to promote knives as fundamental, valuable tools.
To see only the latest news of the sporting knife and tool industry and the greater knife community, check out Industry News
What makes a dirk different from any other knife? Why are dirks often illegal in state laws?
Is there a knife that would be legal in all 50 states? What knife could you use to travel through the country for work or recreation?
The latest “Brand Protection” article on our website is titled “Fed Up with a Lack of Cooperation,” and outlines how some brands have taken their frustrations with marketplaces to the courts.
“The knife and tool industry spans over the entire United States, and we support the position that the knife and tool industry is a ‘National Critical Infrastructure Industry,’ and the employees who work in our industry should be considered ‘Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers’.”