How does a box cutter with a one-inch blade become a dirk or dagger? California has a history of treating knives as prohibited dirks and daggers. A recent court case has put Californians who carry box cutters in jeopardy. The California Supreme Court has denied a petition filed by defendant Jonathan Hester seeking review of […]
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Attorney and knife expert Dan Lawson discusses the legislative treatment of knives as tools or weapons in a recent article in Knife Magazine titled “Tools or Weapons.” He notes: It is important that those of us in the knife community strive to avoid reinforcing myths and misperceptions about knives. To educate, promote, and inform are […]
We’re pleased to announce an opportunity on March 31st to learn more about investigating counterfeits and counterfeiters. The Industry Support Committee of the American Knife & Tool Institute is sharing this webinar opportunity with our business members and the entire industry.
In response to proposed rulemaking amendments to California’s Proposition 65 warning requirements, the American Knife & Tool Institute submitted the following comments of opposition on behalf of the knife industry.
We’ve been very busy the last month working on legislative initiatives with some success and some disappointment.