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Pocket Knives Now Approved for Flight by TSA

Earlier this week the TSA has announced that they will begin to allow certain pocket knives on flights.

The restrictions placed on knives are as follows:

Blade length less than 6cm
Blade width less than 1/2″ at widest point
No “molded handles”
No locking blades

They have released this handy infographic showing what is, and what isn’t allowed:

So, what does that mean? Basically, the way I see it, the TSA has found a way to allow knives that have absolutely no value as a weapon, except for attacking the gunk under your fingernails.

I’ve already seen several people on different forums modifying the blades on their multi-tools to work with the TSA limitations. I like the idea, I’ll have to do some looking for a small multi-tool that doesn’t have locking blades that will either fit the TSA’s regulations without modification, or one that can be modified to work.

Will you be carrying a knife on your next flight? I know I will.

About Lucas

Editor/Head Honcho at Triangle Tactical. Lucas is a life long shooter and outdoorsman, avid concealed carrier and competitive shooter, and a lover of pork fat.

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