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CJ Buck to Emcee AKTI's Fundraiser at Blade Show
Event will feature custom knives and limited editions from custom knife makers

Post Falls, ID-May 31, 2017 - CJ Buck, CEO of Buck Knives, will serve as master of ceremonies at the American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) "Free to Carry" Fundraising Event. Buck also serves as President of AKTI, as well as CEO and Chairman of Buck Knives.

Held June 2nd in Atlanta, Georgia at the Blade Show, the event includes handmade knives and limited editions from custom knifemakers and brands.

"The American Knife & Tool Institute quietly and diligently works for everyone in the knife community promoting knives as essential, valuable tools, working with legislators at the state and the federal level to clarify knife laws, and providing valuable educational information," said CJ Buck, AKTI President. "We cannot thank these makers enough for their tremendous support."

The "Free to Carry" fundraising event gives custom knifemakers the opportunity to give back to the charity of their choice. 50% of proceeds will go to the charity they assign, while the other 50% will go to AKTI to fund legislative and educational efforts.

For more information about the event, please visit

About Buck Knives
Behind every Buck knife is over 100 years of experience and craftsmanship. The very best materials and state-of-the-art technology are used to create knives that meet the exacting demands expected of a high-quality knife. Buck stands behind every knife made with their famous Forever Warranty.

About AKTI:
The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) is a non-profit organization (501(c)6) representing all segments of the knife industry and all knife users. Formed in true grassroots fashion by concerned industry leaders after considerable discussion with individual knifemakers, knife magazine publishers, and a broad section of the knife community, AKTI has been the reasonable and responsible voice of the knife community since 1998. AKTI's mission is to ensure that Americans will always be able to make, buy, sell, own, carry and use knives and edged tools. To learn more, please visit