Confiscated Knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Old Hunter, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Love the buckle idea! Must try it. Should be able to fit a Buck 110, or full sized Hunter behind it.




    Disclaimer: Wouldn't "really" do this. But do love owning oddities such as this. Not really my buckle, but always wanted one for my Mini. If only I was a "buckle" guy. And only used the pic because it contained a "traditional" little revolver. :D
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  2. specgrade


    Nov 21, 2009
    I was in Las Vegas and went to see a show. A man was at the door with a wand and I with my Rat2. He passed it over me with nary a beep and I walked right in. Maybe the wand wasn't on, I just don't know.

    Sucks to hear about your friend. I -might- have skipped the game? Love my Case knives...that much. Damn...just DAMN!
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  3. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Have done this with much success at concerts and professional sporting events. When flying I stash them deep in my bags or in shoes or boots.
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  4. Duper

    Duper Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    My parents and I were visiting DC about 10 years back and we decided to go to the Old Post Office building for lunch. They had two young women working security at the entrance. My Father and I each had a Victorinox Alox Soldier ( I had gifted it to him). The two young ladies were kind enough to hold on to the knives while we were inside and returned them to us with a smile when we exited.

    I had no issue with turning them over when they said they would give them back.

    I have also done the hold it high up while being wanded at a large arena for a UFC event. Got though fine. The crowd was overwhelming so they were not very thorough.

    Been stopped at the courthouse when called in for jury duty. I walked across the road to a large hotel and the front desk staff dropped my knife in an envelope I claimed after jury selection was over.

    Had to run back to the luggage check-in when leaving Myrtle Beach a few years back. Fortunately my luggage was still there an they let me slip it into an outside pocket.

    My wife and I were at a city expo for the new LRT and they had metal detectors. I dropped it in the plastic bin and the security guard handed it back to me once I went through. Nice guy.

    Yes it is getting more and more difficult to know when we are persona non gratis because of our pocket knives.

    ,,,Mike in Canada
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  5. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Buzzinnnesss is buzzinnnesss (Swiss slow motion accentuation) :D:D
  6. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    My oldest sister keeps wanting to fly me out to Arizona to visit her and my niece and nephew but I won't do it, I'm not going anywhere without a knife in my pocket if i can avoid it
    Also truth be told I'm not a fan of my oldest sister who always picked on me, and I'm not comfortable around little kids.
    The knife thing is definitely part of it and the last two maybe more, but I'll stick with the first reason as to not offend my sister.
    Plus I know they'll want to introduce me to people, and i just don't like being around people I don't know.

    So am I antisocial or am I really just that crazy about knives ? :D
  7. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I think MLB Commissioner decided a couple of years ago to ban knives. Stupid move. They may extend that to minor leagues, but I could have carried one recently to my AA park. No search. It's a shame. I was afraid to carry a knife in NYC a few years ago because I know how nuts they are about stuff. Didn't want to get arrested. Had enough of NYC though.
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  8. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    There's a lot of rebel in me, but I often try to be careful 'cause I don't want my good stuff being stolen ("confiscated" = stolen!).
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  9. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Little of both!
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  10. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Until now I carry my 25 Unicorn in my purse (sometimes replaced by the 14), wrapped in a little pouch to prevent scratches by little change. 'til now it passed any metal detector. When it rings, I unzip and show the money.
  11. cabdmd


    Dec 17, 2010
    I don’t know who this seller is from Ohio that lists confiscated or TSA knives on the big auction site. There are many for sale that some sad travelers have lost. Here’s a description of his post.
    Item description
    "For your consideration is a lot of 10 randomly picked TSA confiscated knives. I generally toss in a few extras as well just in case I miss an issue on one. What you will receive are great value, very usable knives at a fantastic price."
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  12. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
  13. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Apparently there is a military surplus store in ATX that buys TSA knives by 100 lb lots and you can pick through them. My son lives there and immediately called me when he saw them. I'll be checking it out next time I visit. I might find one of YOUR knives.:)--KV
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  14. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I went to an amusement park last year since I was given free tickets, and I did accidentally get 2 small knives through.
    One was a tiny little imperial I have around a necklace and the other a Vic classic that I for some reason had in my wallet.
    The thing is they have you put your keys phone and change jewlery ...ect in a basket and walk through a metal detector, they don't look through the basket to see what you've put in it and I could have intentionally gotten up to a 3" slipjoint in by simply setting my phone on top of it.
    It's a matter of policy and not a matter of law (they'd be more thorough otherwise ) so if I go again I will be intentionally taking a knife in with me.
    I don't really care much for riding in a car for a few hours just to walk around in the heat and wait in lines for minimal fun / enjoyment so I probably won't go again though.
  15. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    A little different take.... In (about) 1959 I was at the Fallon County Fair and carnival in Baker, Montana, a youngster at the time. Up into the Tilta Wheel carny ride we went. The operator, an old hand at this, took us up in the air and expertly did a little shake and shuffle when we were up there and down came the Morgan silver dollars, pocket knives, and whatever else was in folk's pockets. His shill darted out of the crowd to grab the loot and off he went, lickety split. I had one of my first knives as a kid, a yaller one, maybe a CASE or Schrade stockman. Gone.
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  16. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Amusement parks aren't very amusing. Long lines for stupid rides, and everything is expensive. My kids ain't small any more, so I don't think I ever have to go again! [fingers crossed] :):p:D

    Edit: Silver Dollar City was fun, but it's not typical. And I bought a knife there.
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  17. Corso


    Aug 16, 2007
    In the UK, a sub 3" bladed slipjoint is legal everywhere except courts or airside

    however there are plenty of private venues that have a no knife policy. this is driven by fear of litigation, bad publicity and or invalidation of insurance.
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  18. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    For once, I think my aviophobia which cruelly restricts my travelling, might be an asset:D I detest airports with all those swarms of people in a kind of trance: taxis, cars, public transport all full up with people who seem either in a rage or automaton mode once in the proximity of a plane.

    Haven't been on a plane this century was bad enough in the previous one:eek: and the idea of all this extra 'security' (an industry in itself..) puts me right off. So it's extended to other walks of life, being metal detected for personal possessions such as small Traditional knives when going anywhere soon:thumbsdown: :rolleyes: For me, knives are a way of life, to some people knives are crime. So, if there are going to be restrictions I won't go to these places, end.

    I talked to a woman some years ago who was running a garden that was open to the public, hordes of pensioners liked visiting on buses etc. She told me they were thinking about searching them for scissors or secateurs as the old vultures were taking 'cuttings' home with them and seriously degrading the plants :D:eek: See, you can do a lot more damage with secateurs or scissors than a pocket-knife:D I did sympathise with her though, kind of vandalism and theft.
  19. ea42

    ea42 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2006
    That's a real shame OH. Shows how much times have changed, back in 1913 this was the season pass to the Polo Grounds. Even had a little stanhope lens with a picture of the field:

    Polo Grounds Knife 2 (2).jpg

  20. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I'm 24 and my dad still tries to get me to go to amusement parks with him.
    He likes to go but his lady friend doesn't so he's pretty much SOL unless he can convince me to go with him ( not happening )
    I'd rather go fishing as long as the river doesn't decide it wants to confiscate one of my knives :D

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