Knife Rights was organized in 2006 to ensure a Sharper Future™ for owners of one of mankind’s oldest and most commonly used tools. Elsewhere in the world, many of the knives sold and used daily in the U.S. are illegal or severely restricted and the restrictions are growing every day. Even in the U.S., efforts to demonize knives and to place more restrictions on knives are becoming more commonplace....
Without a dedicated grassroots organization to protect our knives, they are an easy target for those who seek restrictions on our freedoms. Knife Rights is America’s Grassroots Knife Owners Organization™.
While our knives are primarily tools, and used as tools 99.99999...% of the time, ultimately our right to own and carry these tools is enshrined in the Second Amendment. The fight to protect our knives is the Second Front in Defense of the Second Amendment™.
The two pillars upon which Knife Rights stands are "Essential Tools - Essential Rights™." We cannot retain the former without the latter. Knives are due the same protections provided to other classes of arms by our Second Amendment.