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Knife in a checked in suitcase when flying ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Sep 15, 2008.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Are you permitted to have a knife in your checked in suitcase when flying ?
  2. If it was made by FL Knifemaker
  3. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    In Europe, yes (not 100% sure).

    In the US, no clue, I'd think so, but it's possible that the policies are a lot stricter over there.
  4. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather




    Come On!!

    Honestly, I wouldn't risk it. Just ship it to your location. I shipped all my toiletries(sp) and had nothing but clothing in my bags.
  5. CapnSev


    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
  6. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Checked, yes. You might have to declare it though. Usually you do not have to for a small personal knife. Were talking a swiss army/letherman/folding knife here, and not a machete, right?

    On board, only if you want to taste the airport floor.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    I wanted to bring my pocket knife with me , nothing wild it but it has become a bit of a appendage. Maybe I should call the airline.
  8. Horny Toad

    Horny Toad Guest

    Mar 4, 2005
    Yes, you definitely can. I've done it many times recently.
  9. flakeh

    flakeh Banned

    Apr 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I carried my oxtar from Toronto Airport to Heathrow and got away with it, Being as it is part of highland dress, So it was cool. Also had a pocket knife, like you said, on a post 9/11 flight from toronto to new york, they were cool with it. You should do just fine.
  10. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    If it's just a pocketknife, then absolutely, no doubt, they won't even ask a question.
  11. fenderx55


    Jan 15, 2005
    I came back from spain with a massive bread knife in my checked luggage. I don't see why it should be a problem considering it's under the plane and there's no real way for you to get to it to use against someone unless it's like Con Air and you're crawling under the plane shivving US marshalls.
  12. Armueller2001


    Sep 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Yep. Checked luggage is no problem.

    You can even have an unloaded handgun in your checked luggage.
  13. Horny Toad

    Horny Toad Guest

    Mar 4, 2005

    Yes, but you need to declare a handgun, have it inspected and sign for it. No need to mention a pocket knife.
  14. mrokern

    mrokern TB's resident Rush freak

    Jul 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    The folks above are right on, you may absolutely have one in checked baggage.

    Just a friendly piece of advice, if it's a spendy one (Chris Reeve, etc), think twice about it. There are unethical TSA folks just like there are in other lines of work, and you don't want to argue sticky fingers with the TSA.

    If I'm traveling, my CRKT goes with me, my nice stuff stays home.

  15. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    +1. Sadly, +1 on all counts.
  16. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Yes, you can, in checked luggage. You don't need to declare it.
  17. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    I hope you're not flying to Europe, as carrying a knife is often illegal around these parts.
  18. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Pocketknives are fine.
  19. i have never faced any problems a carrying knife as my checked luggage.
  20. I had to declare my chefs knives at customs when I arrived in New Zealand, but I didn't have any problems with them in my checked baggage.

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