• Ron Appleton
  • Van Barnett
  • Charles Bennica
  • Harvey Dean
  • Dellana
  • Rick Eaton
  • Kai Embretsen
  • Virgil England
  • Emmanuel Esposito
  • HH Frank
  • Larry Fuegen
  • Tim Hancock
  • Steven Hoel
  • SR Johnson
  • Dietmar Kressler
  • Ron Lake
  • Wolfgang Loerchner
  • Steven Rapp
  • Pierre Reverdy
  • John Smith
  • Jurgen Steinau
  • C Gray Taylor
  • Michael Walker
  • Julie Warenski
AKI Artists 2013
with images

AKI Artists 2011
with images

AKI Artists 2009
with images

AKI Artists 2007
with images


of the AKI

How It Works

The Art Knife Invitational® is an association of 25 of the world’s most collectible knifemakers. The association is formed for the purpose of creating a one-day show and sale for an invited group of discriminating collectors. The 25 knifemakers that make up the AKI are listed here. This is a closed association of makers. If a maker drops out of this show, a new maker must be voted in by the remaining 24 makers. This is the only way new makers are selected. The competition created within this group causes the creation of some wonderful and innovative knives.

This show is an excellent opportunity to upgrade your collection or buy a good investment piece or collectible since the emphasis is on more innovative work. Past AKI shows have been the showplace for these makers to unveil new models, new locking mechanisms, new trademarks, one of a kind creations and overall a lot of really creative work.

The Art Knife Invitational® is held every two years. The next show will be held October 31, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel in San Diego, California. If you are interested in receiving more information on future shows, please send your name and address to Art Knife Invitational®, 2803 Emerson Street, San Diego, CA 92106.

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History of the Show
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