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Confiscated Knives

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

  1. Reitwagen


    Mar 2, 2009
    That is a good point, depending on where you are stopped. Where I live, there is no law that restricts carrying a knife into a concert or sporting event. A private venue is allowed to restrict entry based on their rules. If you sneak your knife inside, you have violated their rules, not the law. They can then ask you to leave and if you refuse, you can be charged with trespassing. Now at the court house or airport, smuggling in a knife is illegal.
    bflying and Old Hunter like this.
  2. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2018
    I understand the TSAs concern with blades. Their policy is well known, and I think it's consistently enforced.

    Hockey games, concerts and the like? That's another story. Crime statistics just do not support the idea that any time more than x number of people gather together that there's gonna be a stabbing.

    These silly laws can be changed. I live in Illinois, and we can carry knives (that were illegal not long ago). Torment the people responsible for these silly rules. They can be changed.

    I hope I got my point across adequately without stepping over the line...

    People of a certain age can't believe it when I tell this story, but I carried a Buck 110 in a belt sheath throughout high school and college, and well beyond. The only time I ever got hassled was by a security guard in a museum in Cody, Wyoming.

    Times have changed. Things can improve if enough people take an interest.
  3. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Some irony there. That museum is full of guns and knives, and there are zero knife laws in the state of Wyoming. I could say more, but this thread is getting out of the pall of "traditional knives."
  4. mnblade


    Feb 7, 2000
    I know a guy (let's just say he's my grandfather's grandson) who's gone through security at countless sporting events, concerts and museum's with a SAK or Case peanut in his shoe. The rent-a-cops never wand your shoes. .... Or, so I've been told. ;)

    -- Mark
  5. Lansky1


    Apr 12, 2016
    An oldtimer I used to work with told me a story once about airport restrooms in the 70's (maybe 60's) when you could still fly with pocket knives ... he was in the stall with his pants around his ankles like we all do, trimming his nails with his slipjoint. Somebody reached in under the stall & tried to steal his pants (with his wallet in them). Money says that was the last time that guy ever tried that - my old friend opened his arm up from wrist to elbow with one swipe of that knife.
  6. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    For a while I thought nothing was consistent with TSA. Coming out of Dayton, Ohio, I had to surrender a nice D locking snap link, told it could be used as a brass knuckle. Land at Seattle and there goes a young man with about 4 locking D snap links, snapped to his ruck, followed by another young man, obviously in the construction business, with a large claw hammer sticking out of the side pocket of his ruck, followed by another man with two Filipino fighting sticks sticking out of the pocket of his ruck. Same airport that I had a long discussion with a TSA security individual as I had pointed tweezers, until his supervisor said they were OK. John
  7. Ray5118


    Dec 23, 2010
    Plan trip and...

    Buy airline tickets
    Reserve rental car
    Make reservations for lodging

    When you are at your destination....

    If you didn't check your bag, buy some kind of knife immediately. (e. g. Victorinox ) it's part of the trip expenses.

    Right before you fly home, give the knife to a relative, friend, or a stranger!

    I once hid a knife on the court house lawn when I had jury duty. I just hoped the lawn wasn't scheduled to be mowed that day.
  8. Night Rider

    Night Rider Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2018
    I had buddy do just that with a knife I gave him for Christmas. He showed up to court after parking a mile away and realized at the courthouse door he still had it so he place it in a planter under the mulch. He said he got some funny looks when he came out and dug it up nest to someone sitting down eating their lunch.
  9. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    This is exactly what I do. But, if you forget to do so earlier, do you know how hard it is to give a knife away to a stranger at the airport? One of the funniest things I've ever done. The reactions and turn-downs were hilarious. Wish I would have filmed them. :D

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