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Membership Information Knife Industry

For manufacturers, importers, retailers, distributors, knifemakers, our organization encourages industry growth, reasonable and responsible laws and regulations, and the next generation of knife users.  AKTI is the leading professional, knowledgeable association to represent your interests.

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.

Business memberships are listed in your company name and additional personalized log-ins may be requested for persons in your business.

Contact us if you have questions about corporate levels of membership.  You can join or renew your membership online, or download a form to mail or fax.

Supporting Advisory MemberAnnual Dues $10,000

Supporting Advisory Members serve as Advisory members (see below) but also provide committed additional annual financial support. Please contact the Executive Director regarding Supporting Advisory membership.

Advisory MemberAnnual Dues: $5,000

Advisory members (with approval of Board of Regents) are Premier Members who are involved with the Board in decisions about AKTI’s efforts and programs. They participate at two meetings per year with the Regents, usually held during the Blade Show and the SHOT Show. Advisory members pay their own expenses to attend meetings and frequently donate other services to the organization. Please contact the Executive Director regarding an Advisory membership.

Premier MemberAnnual Dues: $2,500

  • Premier members are eligible to vote at the annual meeting
  • Receive a wooden membership plaque
  • Your company logo and website are linked from our website
  • Receive publications and communications crucial to your business
  • Copies of AKTI publications: Knife Measuring Protocol, Approved Legal Definitions and My First Knife
  • Individualized log-in to AKTI members’ only section of website
  • Access to reliable, legally accurate knife law database and answers to questions
  • Access to invaluable legal assistance
  • Press releases included in Industry News and AKTI social media
  • Opportunity to promote to our large individual membership with members-only discounts
  • Discounts on services/programs to help you conduct business
  • Can participate on AKTI committees
  • Are invited to round table discussions and industry presentations

Associate Memberships

  • Receive AKTI decal, membership card, and AKTI logo item
  • Receive AKTI monthly membership news
  • Copies of AKTI publications: Knife Measuring Protocol, Approved Legal Definitions and My First Knife
  • Individualized log-in to AKTI members’ only section of website
  • Access to reliable, legally accurate knife law database and answers to questions
  • Access to valuable knife business information
  • Platinum Associates receive a framed membership certificate and a new certificate on renewing.
    Gold, Silver and Bronze Associate may request a membership certificate suitable for framing.

Platinum AssociateAnnual Dues: $1,200

Gold AssociateAnnual Dues: $600

Silver AssociateAnnual Dues: $300

Bronze AssociateAnnual Dues: $150

Associate members can request quantities of AKTI publications for distribution.

Join or renew your membership online (with credit card or Paypal) or download a form to mail or fax.