So you like to keep a pocket knife on you at all times. It is handy to open packages, cut string and rope, and get someone out of a seat belt after an accident. When you fly on a commercial airline, what does TSA (Transportation Security Administration) have to say about your habit?
You may not have them in your carry-on bags. The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item will be allowed past the checkpoint.
Since I sell pocket knives, one time I tested the system. When I travel by air, I like to take my fingernail clippers and toenail clippers. In the same shaving pouch I have a small inexpensive multi-knife. It has a small non-locking blade, scissors, and nail file. It is about 2″ closed. I normally put this shaving pouch in my checked bag. This time, I put it in my carry-on bag. Mainly because I was going on a short trip and didn’t need to use a checked bag. Surprise..I was able to go through the checkpoint. It worked that time, but who knows if TSA would allow this knife to pass every time.
What happens if you remember that you have an expensive knife in your pocket, and you are already in the TSA line? It’s too late to put it in your checked bag.
Get out of line and hide it somewhere in the airport, like a flower pot, above a ceiling tile, behind some furniture, or any other place you can think of.
Go outside and bury it in the ground.
On your return trip, your knife might be gone, but it might still be there. It’s better odds than forfeiting it to the TSA agent.
Personalized Pocket Knives with your company logo are used as business gifts every day. Here are 4 misconceptions about this useful gifting idea:
Pocket Knives are for men only. False. Many women welcome a promotional pocket knife as a thoughtful gift. They like to keep them in their purse for emergencies like cutting string and opening boxes.
Pocket Knives are just weapons. False. They are as much a weapon as baseball bats. They have many useful peaceful purposes. Like opening blister-sealed packages, cutting rope, cardboard, and cutting things in projects involving your car, home, boat, and garage.
Business gifts should not have sharp edges. False. This is based on an old superstition, like opening an umbrella in a house, and rocking an empty rocking chair. Most people now are careful enough to safely handle a sharp pocket knife.
Pocket Knives cannot be taken on airplanes. False. The TSA allows you to pack pocket knives in your luggage and check it at the counter. You just can’t take them into the passenger cabin of the aircraft. The TSA was going to allow small pocket knives on board in 2015, but they reversed their ruling due to remarks from the airlines personnel.
So keep on giving quality pocket knives to your best customers. They will appreciate your generosity!