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    Default TSA will permit knives on US planes!

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...-s-planes.html

    "The agency will permit knives with retractable blades shorter than 6 centimeters (2.4 inches) and narrower than 1/2 inch at the widest point"

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    Very interesting.

    Seems the SAK would be cleared, and those knives about that size.

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    most confiscated knife is probably the little keychain SAK. Not a real threat.
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    The article also only mentions overseas passengers, and no locking blades. Going to investigate further.

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    Well this is a step in the right direction!

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    what are the dimensions of the SAK farmer blade? Would it be allowed?

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    I just measured my Victorinox Hiker. The cutting portion of the blade is 61 mm, from the hinge point about 7cm. The smaller forms (Bantam, Waiter etc,) would be okay.

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    Hey, you guys complain all that you want.

    I finally get to carry my wiffle ball bat when I travel again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandcut View Post
    Hey, you guys complain all that you want.

    I finally get to carry my wiffle ball bat when I travel again!
    A sharp blow to the wiffle balls is deadly
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