How to travel with a pocketknife?

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  1. devildog2067

    devildog2067

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    I'm interviewing for a job that might require flying a lot (like, on the road Mon-Thurs every week). Taking a break from studying, and it occurred to me: how in the heck will I carry my folding knife if I don't check luggage?

    You used to be able to just throw the knife into the little bucket with your keys, but that ended ten years ago. Mail it to myself? Buy a second one and stash it somewhere?

    Does anyone else face a situation like this, and what do they do about it?

    Just idle curiosity.
     
  2. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    You could keister it.
     

  3. BabyTaz

    BabyTaz Mrs Codivecop

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    If you like it, leave it at home. I have heard of people mailing stuff to themselves from the airport because they forgot they had it, but if you are at all short on time, you won't be able to do this and the knife will be gone. If you have to have something, buy something cheap when you get there.
     
  4. Shinesintx

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    You have to check it...no way around it. Otherwise, buy several and hide them in every city that you travel to.
     
  5. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    Borrow from a local GT'er.
     
  6. TXNAV8R

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    Check it with your bag.
     
  7. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Check a bag... Or when you arrive go to the trash can just before security. (the folks going into secure area you just left) There will often be a PILE of knives/lighters/etc folks realize they had/dumped before dealing with TSA.

    I have not bought lighter in yrs. :)
     
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    I would cry if I had to pitch my 90.00 benchmade... better off to just check the bag.
     
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    This! Just hide it in your ass.... :faint: j/k
     
  10. Chad Landry

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    "Keister it" doesn't work anymore. They have the advanced x-ray scanners now. I forgot my earbuds were in my pocket a few weeks ago. They found them for me.

    I carry several folding knives all over the planet, in my checked baggage. No problems there. Not possible to carry them on these days.
     
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    don't think in your ass will work, with the new body scanners they just busted a "stew" for coke that she had in an body cavity.
     
  12. Cali-Glock

    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

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    If you are traveling that much for business, simply check a bag.
     
  13. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Buy a $10 Winchester folder at Walmart, they're everywhere. Cheaper than checking a bag. Pass it off on your way home.
     
  14. wjv

    wjv RIP Stan Lee.. . .

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    The Airlines complain that people are bringing way too many and way too large carry-on items aboard. . . . Then they charge you an extra $25 to check a bag. . . :steamed:
     
  15. Chad Landry

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    There aren't WalMart stores where I go, and I've yet to find a place to buy a knife just any day of the week. I've seen cheap knives at festivals and fairs, but no folders of any kind.

    We're not talking about the USA here.
     
  16. Chad Landry

    Chad Landry Cajunator® CLM

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    Well, Steven might be talking about the USA.

    Check a backpack or something. It's not that big of a deal, unless you're in a serious hurry at the end of the flight.
     
  17. Chad Landry

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    Oh. I forgot about the new checked bag charges. Those suck.

    I'm diamond/platinum/unobtanium (or whatever the airlines call their frequent fliers these days), so they don't charge me for checked baggage.

    Sorry.
     
  18. Ol Timer

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    I assumed he is since his timeline coincides with DHS/TSA and no mention of Customs.
     
  19. Lohtse

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    Another good thing to do if you're traveling a lot is to always have a self addressed, pre-stamped padded mailer with you just in case you forget to check your knife before you get to security.

    I was running late for a flight, dashed through the airport, checked my bag, got to security and then realized I still had my $100+ Spyderco on me. I had to donate it to the garbage can. :crying:
     
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    I've flown a few times with a Douk Douk in my washbag in carry-on baggage. I only realized I'd done this afterwards when I was cleaning the bag after a shampoo explosion. I guess that knife are so thin it wasn't noticed. In future I'll try again because the knives are cheap enough (about 12 Euros) that I can afford to lose one.

    What would the penalty be if you were caught trying to bring a knife onto the plane?

    Cjlandry, are you looking for a particular type of knife or would a Victorinox do? In Europe you can usually find those in places like tobacconists or shoe repair stores, which don't seem like obvious sources to me. There might be a similar thing where you travel (middle east, right?).