Portland, OR (January 16, 2013) – As the premier advocacy voice of the knife industry and all knife owners, the American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) works to promote, educate and inform about knives as valuable and important tools. We are pleased to present a series of informative articles on our organization’s website presenting various aspects of the knife owner’s experience.
The first of this series relates tips and advice on introducing young people to knives. “I was always taught that the age of reason was seven, which is also Cub Scout age, when I got my first knife. Safety was always stressed, and supervised use of a knife is a must. Also, one must insist that the knife never be taken to school no matter how much you want to show it off,” commented Dan Piergallini, President of the Gator Cutlery Club.
Along with Piergallini, AKTI Executive Director Jan Billeb, Becky Reid of Shepherd Hills Cutlery, and legendary cutlery promoter A.G. Russell provide insights into their experiences in promoting knife safety, awareness, respect, and proper use among young people. Look for this article and subsequent offerings to provide timely and relevant perspective on topics of interest beginning.
“We are excited to bring these informative articles to AKTI members and knife enthusiasts everywhere through our website,” remarked Billeb. “Introducing knives to the next generation is a key element in promoting their safe use and increasing the understanding of knives as valuable tools that are important in our everyday lives.”