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Is Victorinox Swiss Army Knife allowed as carry on?

Old Jun 18, 15, 9:59 am
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Is Victorinox Swiss Army Knife allowed as carry on?

Have a flight on Southwest and my friends give Victorinox 14 Function Swiss Army Knife as a gift. I have only carry-on with me. Can I take it in carry on (it is in the plastic package still) or do I have to mail it?
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Old Jun 18, 15, 10:05 am
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I would assume that TSA will confiscate it if they notice. Corkscrews are allowed, but not the ones that have the tiny pull out knife for cutting the foil on a wine bottle. Your Swiss army knife would have a similar but larger blade.
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no way.
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Old Jun 18, 15, 10:13 am
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no
http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-informat...ibited-items#4

If you have one that does not include a knife, it should be allowed.
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You're really asking if its ok to take a kinfe on a flight?
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Old Jun 18, 15, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by SheBangsTheDrums View Post
You're really asking if its ok to take a kinfe on a flight?
If the OP is not a frequent flyer, he may not be aware of the latest rules. There was a time a couple of years ago when TSA had initially announced they'd be allowing small knives, but then backed off that pledge. No need to condescend.

And yes, it is US-specific, given that he is referring to flying Southwest.
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Mail it or check it (since bags are free on WN). Just box it in a medium sized cardboard box to check it in.
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A Swiss Army knife would, by definition, have a knife, and therefore be confiscated by TSA.

Searching for 14 Function on the Victorinoc web page returns this At the bottom right is a 14 function knife, albeit with a wooden handle.

Many years ago Tax-free stores at ZRH sold Swiss Army knifes. Must have become obsolete after 9/11
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Originally Posted by gobluetwo View Post
And yes, it is US-specific, given that he is referring to flying Southwest.
Not sure what you're getting at here?
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Originally Posted by SheBangsTheDrums View Post
Not sure what you're getting at here?
TSA is anal retentive.

A knife like this might well be disallowed in other jurisdictions, too.
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Is Victorinox Swiss Army Knife allowed as carry on?

www.swissarmy.com/us/product/Swiss-Army-Knives/Category/Everyday-Use/Jetsetter/58128

You can buy a blade less swiss army knife.
PP is right, TSA rules did permit small blades. The rule change was repealed prior to the effective date.
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Old Jun 18, 15, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by onobond View Post
A Swiss Army knife would, by definition, have a knife, and therefore be confiscated by TSA.
TSA never confiscates anything ... you are merely surrendering it to them.
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OP specifies what Swiss army knife he wanted to bring through security. That model certainly has a knife.

Searching the Victorinox webpage for jetsetter or 58128 do not reveal any "bladeless knifes"
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Originally Posted by onobond View Post
OP specifies what Swiss army knife he wanted to bring through security. That model certainly has a knife.

Searching the Victorinox webpage for jetsetter or 58128 do not reveal any "bladeless knifes"
The Jetsetter has no knife blade and, per the link I posted above, scissors with a less than 4" long blade are allowed. The Jetsetter is allowed.
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Moving to the Practical Travel Safety and Security Issues forum for further discussion. Thanks. /JY1024, TravelBuzz co-moderator
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