The American Bladesmith Society
Established in 1976, The American Bladesmith Society’s works towards promoting and advancing the art and science of the forged blade and other implements. And also to inform and educate people about bladesmithing, metal forging and heat treating processes, knife and tool design and fabrication, and related arts.
Started in 1970 by A.G. Russell, the Knifemakers Guild now has over 300 members. The Guild’s mission is to promote custom knives, to assist the knifemaker technically and to encourage ethical and professional business conduct. Members meet once a year to showcase their products and elect office bearers.
National Knife Collectors’ Association
The National Knife Collectors Association is a not-for-profit organization, established in 1972, to promote the hobby of knife collecting and preserve all aspects of the history of cutlery and cutlery related items.
Professional Knifemakers Association
The Professional Knifemakers Association is a nonprofit organization with members spread world over. The primary requisite for all members of the PKA is to have achieved highest possible level of professionalism in their craft or service.
American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI)
Representing the entire knife community since 1998, AKTI is the nonprofit organization protecting knife rights for all. Learn how AKTI is proactively assuring reasonable and responsible knife laws and educating lawmakers and law enforcement on your behalf at:www.akti.org