Small Inkosi in Disneyland - any idea if I can carry it with me?

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by kilogolf65, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. kilogolf65


    Jun 25, 2015
    We're off to Disneyland and i want to have a pocket knife with me. Anyone know if my small Inkosi will be allowed in? Rules indicate "no weapons of any kind". So not sure. Any experience out there on this?
  2. duginsky


    Mar 16, 2012
    After I went through the park 2 days straight carrying a griptilian (2010) with a pocket clip, on the third day they spotted it and I had to take it back to the hotel. At that time, if I had simply carried it within my pocket, it would have never been an issue. I do not know whether they are now running metal detectors. My advice, albeit frustrating, is to leave it in the room. I lost a fair amount of time hoofing it back and forth to the hotel. And trust me, they have eyes where you wouldn't guess and what I would consider excellent security.
  3. Scope2x


    Dec 13, 2016
    They are running metal detectors. I would say it's safer not to.
  4. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    It's not whether you can get away with carrying it, it's gonna be if someone reports you if you use it.
  5. johnnytoxin

    johnnytoxin Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2010
    I was just there two months ago. They tell you before you get on the tram to leave any "weapons" in your car. They randomly pick people to go through a metal detector. I left my knife in my car. It's up to you if you wanna play the odds. I personally would not risk losing a CRK.
  6. Scott Dog

    Scott Dog

    Mar 15, 2000
    I believe that Disneyland has a limit for folders and the blade needs to be less than 3 inches. Yes they measure.
  7. DRK


    Oct 10, 2012
    Watch out for Goofy he has become super ornery in his old age, pretty much a no tolerance policy, or at least so I heard from Tink. Apparently he had an issue with Davie Crocket having one to many and chasing Mickey around the property. Ever since then .... its really gotten strict.
  8. Bali-Flipper32


    Dec 15, 2010
    I am a CastMember at Disneyland and unfortunately knives are no longer allowed in the Parks. There are now metal detectors at security and chances are you will get busted. I stopped carrying my knives in the Park ever since I lost my Small CF 21

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  9. Gadgetman7


    Sep 30, 2001
    I think the 3 inch rule is at Disney World not Disney Land.

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  10. kilogolf65


    Jun 25, 2015
    Well, took my small Inkosi to Cali with me. We went over the night before our first day in the parks to pick up our tickets. Sure enough they were pushing people through the metal detectors. I didn't realize I'd have to go through security to get to the ticket offices. The security guy measured my Inkosi and it was too big. I couldn't take my "weapon" in with me. I just left it with my son and he stayed outside the gates while my daughter and i got the tickets. I left it at our apartment on the days we were at the Disneyland parks. Interestingly enough, when the lines get long, they send about 1/2 the people through the metal detectors and wave others through. I didn't have to go through the metal detectors one day. Thanks guys for the input.
  11. Don M

    Don M

    Apr 30, 2000
    Did the metal detector pick up the Inkosi, or was it discovered in some other fashion?

    I ask because metal detectors are not really that good at picking up pocket knives. I recently saw a mini Griptilian go through the metal detector at airport security. The Inkosi has more metal, though.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
  12. jumpstat


    Mar 9, 2007
    I remember when I went to Bali and Sri Lanka last year. I had my 21 Large with me on the hand carry luggage. It was in a CRK sheath and was kept with the other photography stuff in my lowepro bag. It was manually checked by security as well as x-ray machine but I did not have any issues. Most probably the sebenza was in its sheath and it does not look intimidating compared to other folders. Given the choice,I would not want to bring a folder along, but having one during a holliday is beneficial as there are many usage for such tools.
  13. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I would never risk traveling with a knife I really like, especially one as expensive as a CRK. Between the different laws around the country and airport security there is a lot of chances for things to go wrong. I don't travel all that much, but I usually just buy a knife at my destination and either give it away before leaving or ship it back to myself:thumbup:
  14. sinkrate


    Mar 21, 2015
    My dad carried his ka-bar dozier to Illinois and back. It was in his laptop bag (Carry-on) the whole time! The security in Taiwan missed it, the Tokyo security missed it and the Illinois TSA agents missed it as well.....

  15. kilogolf65


    Jun 25, 2015
    We drove to California, so no issues with airport security. Interesting about the metal detector. I actually removed everything from my pockets as instructed. That's the problem with being a law abiding citizen...I'm used to doing what is asked. In retrospect, I should've left it in my pocket. It the detector beeped, I still could have given it to my son to hold outside the gate while we picked up the tickets. Anyway, had a great trip, didn't lose my Small Inkosi.
  16. Joe58

    Joe58 Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    What Ernie says......
  17. Stand Straight

    Stand Straight

    Oct 11, 2013
    That's interesting. I would think that Disneyland's policy would be strictly enforced regardless of length. I had a Manbug (small blade) on my key ring entering the LA County Fair...busted! I had to hike back out to my car in the north forty to deposit my knife and then stand in line again. Had I just put my keys with knife in my wife's purse, all would have been well.
    In the future I won't try to skirt the rules in hope of bringing any blade into a facility that states "no weapons." It'll just say in the car.
  18. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005

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