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How to Safely Pack Knives in Checked Baggage?

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by hayes31, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. NearlyNormalMike


    Oct 2, 2015
    I have travelled with knives in checked bags MANY times, however they are folders and cheap ones at that. The legality is not an issue so much as theft. My wife and I have had MANY things "lost" from inside our checked bags. Do not put ANYTHING of value in checked bags. We just got back from round trip for a week to Seattle from Hartsfield and took no checked bags. I just usually buy a very cheap knife when we get to our destination and give it away when we leave.
    Yes I have to carry a crummy knife for a while but at least my good stuff does not get stolen!

    Another trick if you don't mind is to travel with a gun. Just follow the TSA rules, and put you knives in the same lockable box. You are required to use a NON TSA lock.
    A cheap simple blank starter's gun will work. Not much of a hassle at all really. Delta is very good about it. Don't know as much about other airlines but most reportedly OK.
    See "Fatherhudsons" post above.
  2. TLA

    TLA Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2002
    I have what I call my traveling knives. All of these knives have either holes in the blade or a lanyard hole that allows me to use a cable paddle lock to secure my knives to the metal rods in my bag. I have used this system several times and never had an issue with knives being stolen or damaged.
  3. f250

    f250 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 9, 2014
    I don't fly a lot, maybe 2-3 times a year max. But I've been checking my knives for a long time...every single flight. In fact, I always check a bag specifically so I can have a couple of my knives with me. I've never had my bag messed up from being searched, never had anything go missing. Ever.

    Am I just insanely lucky? Threads like this make me wonder.
  4. brancron

    brancron Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    I just throw them into the luggage. I have never had a single issue.

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