Knife Rights Promises a Sharper Future – Release January 10, 2007

For Immediate Release January 10, 2007 Orlando, Florida Knife Rights Promises a Sharper Future Orlando, Florida, Jan. 10, 2007 – In Europe and Australia, regulations regarding knives, including their size, style and ownership by individual citizens have made many commonly carried pocket knives illegal. Knife Rights, a grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to defending Americans’ right to own, carry and use knives has been created to oppose similar attacks on individual rights by left wing activists. … Continued... Read More

WSJ Article: Pocketknives Became a $1 Billion Business

The recent Wall Street Journal article titled, "How New, Deadly Pocketknives Became a $1 Billion Business," has served as a wake up call to knife owners everywhere who see in this a desire by "anti-everything" forces to quite literally take away our knives (read the WSJ article in PDF format (1 MB download) or in standard web format as published in another paper) The one knife used to illustrate the original WSJ article, … Continued... Read More

Blade Magazine Editorial by Steve Shackleford

Blade Magazine Editor Steve Shackleford wrote an excellent editorial, "They Are Coming After Us," in the November issue. His conclusion is most apropos to our effort to organize; "In his efforts to bring down an industry, it may just be that he (Mike Fritz, author of the WSJ article) stumbled on a way to unite it." All I can say is "amen to that." You can read his entire editorial at To subscribe to Blade: or toll-free: 877-485-6426 … Continued... Read More

Original Press Release for USKTA Trial Baloon

For Immediate Release August 1, 2006 Gilbert, Arizona Knife Owners Advocacy Group Formed Knives are man's oldest tool. A diverse group of concerned knife and tool owners has formed the United States Knife & Tool Association ( to oppose efforts to restrict knife ownership and carry. Recent events have escalated concerns about efforts to implement irrational and needless restrictions on civilization's most fundamental tool. The July 25, 2006, Wall Street Journal article titled, … Continued... Read More

Doug Ritter on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk

On Sunday, July 30, 2006, Doug Ritter and Les de Asis, President of Benchmade Knife Company, were guests on Tom Gresham's nationally syndicated Gun Talk Radio Show, discussing the inflammatory anti-knife Wall Street Journal article, "How New, Deadly Pocketknives Became a $1 Billion Business." You can listen to the archives of that show: Hour One – Guests Les de Asis – Benchmade Knife Co. ( and Doug Ritter – … Continued... Read More