BURNSIDE KNIVES FOUNDER RICK MADERIS IS A LIFETIME AMBASSADOR TO THE AMERICAN KNIFE AND TOOL INSTITUTE; A professional, knowledgeable nonprofit association, AKTI works to ensure the knife industry thrives and grows, solving common problems and removing restrictions. Membership strengthens and unifies our voice and provides access to valuable resources.

BURNSIDE KNIVES IS ALSO A MEMBER OF KNIFE RIGHTS. Knife Rights, Inc. is the 501(c)(4) member advocacy organization which promotes pro-knife legislation and opposes anti-knife legislation.