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Hate not having a knife even 4 a little while

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by poopdot, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. poopdot


    Jun 11, 2007
    Im flying across the country tomorrow, and for obvious reasons won't have my knife on me (btw its a mini grip). Anyway I know its only for a few hours but I still feel very uneasy not having a knife. Can't wait til I get to baggage and tear into my suitcase and get out my old friend.... Oh yeah BTW, I have noticed that the last few times I have flown security has said nothing about my swisstech utili-key. Can't figure that out.:confused:
  2. Samael


    Sep 30, 2007
    Heh. I just got home from a lot of traveling, most of it to places that are distinctly unfriendly towards knives, so I just left them all at home.

    Must have reached for a knife a half-dozen times while I was gone, only to come up empty-handed. Yep, I can sympathize.
  3. BoxANT


    Mar 23, 2008
    I think we know the feeling :)

    Love the Utili-key :D
  4. T.K.C.


    May 7, 2005
    I do not like being with out a knife!!!
  5. dougo83


    Feb 28, 2008
    I flew to Portland a few weeks back and did the same exact thing. As soon as I got off the plane it was a run to baggage pick-up and grabbed my Farmer and Leatherman...I am NOT an addict!!! :eek:
  6. Foilist


    Dec 20, 2004
    Nobody has ever seemed to notice my Utili-key. Better than nothing, and no great loss if someone has a problem.
  7. Tiny86


    Mar 21, 2007
    I know how you feel. I hate it!!
  8. jquinlan


    Feb 15, 2006
    Had the same experience, but when I opened my (checked) luggage as soon as I arrived at my motel, my 2 knives were ... gone! Stolen by baggage handlers or other personel at American.

    Lost a nice SOG Twitch XL and a nice little Ichi. Complaints to AA did no good. And, yes, this was in CHECKED baggage, not a carry-on, and the knives were in a sock within a shoe.

    Quite frankly, I don't know a secure way of flying with a knife. Any thoughts?
  9. Samael


    Sep 30, 2007
    The only suggestion I have is to mail it to yourself at your destination, and then mail it back. Sadly, yours is not the only story like this I've heard.
  10. carter13


    Jan 4, 2009
    i love the utili key... but mine broke. i cried
  11. CubistHamster


    Feb 25, 2008
    You guys are lucky. I've had 3 utili-keys taken in the past 6 months. :(
    (Savannah GA, La Guardia, and Dulles)
  12. Socom Elite

    Socom Elite

    Aug 25, 2008
    I think that everyone knows people hide stuff inside of shoes. You will need to be more cleaver. Maybe put it inside of a cleaned out deodorant stick or something. Damn, that sounds brilliant and I just thought of that. I am going to give it a shot. My mini grip should fit.
  13. Haakon


    Jul 20, 2008
    "See the USA in your Chevrolet". I hate flying, to much useless, intrusive so-called security, uncomfortable seats and poor service. I think the only secure way to fly with a knife is to charter a plane or fly yourself.

    I would rather spend 2 days driving than go through the BS with the airport.
  14. derrickd803


    Jan 4, 2008
    +1 :thumbup:
  15. dougo83


    Feb 28, 2008
    It costs a little bit and it seems a bit extreme but I go and take pictures of my blades as I pack them, then have a notary friend of mine sign and verify that the knives are, in fact, inside the bag. Then I print up a nice letter informing the baggage handlers that everything inside of my luggage has been inventoried for both my protection and theirs...seems to work well...

    I have thought of just taking enough extra cash to buy a new one when I get to my destination...
  16. Psychopomp


    Feb 21, 2005
    Zip tie them or somehow lock them to something inside your luggage. Or try to hide them inside the lining of the luggage.

    If you're very concerned and traveling with some high priced knives, take pictures of them as you pack, have copies of receipts, etc. When you land and discover them missing, go as high up the airline chain as you can. When that gets you no where, call the cops. Air port security isn't above the law.

    Easiest solution is just don't fly with a knife. If you have to have a knife, pick up a Vic Classic when you get wherever you're going. Then before you leave to go home, go by the post office and mail the knife home.

    I never carry on vacation. I'll throw my EDC stuff in my backpack just to have them with me, but they usually stay in the bag.
  17. Phydeaux


    Mar 4, 2006
    When I went up to Spokane to take my daughter to college, I got an inexpensive Kershaw for about $10. Its actually a pretty good little knife.

    When I was looking at it at wally world, The person who was helping me got slightly concerned when I opened it and closed it with one hand. She thought I was going to cut myself.

    I just toss it in my shaving kit with everything else. never had a problem.

  18. pvicenzi


    Dec 25, 2008
    Buy yourself a knife when you get there, and ship it to yourself before heading home.
  19. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    I just pack cheap yet reliable knives in multiple places throughout my checked luggage and keep one in a less than desirable place (man that sounds bad:foot:). Usually I just stick with a couple of SAKs. I pack one with my wife's curling iron and hairdryer. I slip one in next to my razor in my shaving kit. My absolute back up is in a plastic bag with a previously wet bar of soap. The soap cakes to the knife enough that no one is going to go to THAT much trouble to steal a cheap SAK. However, I just rinse it off at the hotel or whatever. I mean, it's a SAK. The soap isn't going to hurt it:cool:

    Rule of thumb, never check something that you are not willing to lose/have stolen. A lost SAK might cost me 20 bucks. Much better than a $100+ folder...SAKs tend to be more useful on vacation anyway.
  20. stevekt


    Dec 10, 2003
    That is really messed up! I think the insides of shoes are probably the first place a luggage theif would look. Maybe try inside your shaving kit or inside the pockets of folded pants?

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