TSA Rules For Knives
TSA Rules For Knives



Written 11/19/15

Previously on TSA's website small knives were allowed but since Paris it looks like they got more stringent. Now the website says only plastic knives or butter knives. It also mentions scissors with

Metal with pointed tips and a blade length greater than four inches measured from the fulcrum are not allowed.

Any sharp objects placed in carry-on or checked baggage should be properly sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to TSAs and baggage handlers.

Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. The final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items on the plane.

Our experience is do not bring it. We get on a regular basis complaints from customers that say that a knife is considered TSA approved but was taken away from TSA. We have heard creative ways to get knives through TSA but unless you are willing to lose it don't take it in your carry on.

Ultimately it is up to TSA agent to decide no matter what it says is allowed on the website.