03-07-2013, 12:27 PM
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Anyone have any idea?

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 03-07-2013, 12:42 PM
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  • Songwind
  • Soap Slinger & Scuttle Pusher
  • Burnsville, MN
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Probably nothing. It's only for folding blade knives with tiny blades. Fixed blades of any size are still forbidden, as are box cutters.

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 03-07-2013, 12:50 PM
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Songwind is correct as far as wetshaving is concerned. DE razor blades are called out as being prohibited. Dodgy

It does mean I can keep my Leatherman Micra with me. Biggrin For all the details see the TSA's website. http://www.tsa.gov/pil-sharpobjects

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 03-07-2013, 01:03 PM
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  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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Does any one know what brought this change about?

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 03-07-2013, 01:13 PM
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(03-07-2013, 01:03 PM)tgutc Wrote: Does any one know what brought this change about?

If it was common sense, it will destroy my opinion of the TSA. Biggrin

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 03-07-2013, 01:23 PM
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  • MickToley
  • Hi, I'm Mike and I'm a shave soap addict
  • Brooklyn, NY
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What about the DE razor itself? I've heard a story of where they made someone dispose of their razor. Huh

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 03-07-2013, 02:41 PM
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(03-07-2013, 01:03 PM)tgutc Wrote: Does any one know what brought this change about?

The TSA has been unable to successfully catch these items during screenings and they have been making it through security on a regular basis for which they are receiving negative marks on their scoring system. It is thought that the TSA has decided to let these items pass in order to improve performance scores and not get docked for not catching them.

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 03-07-2013, 03:07 PM
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The newspaper I read this on says it only applies to folding blades that are up to 2" long and 1" wide, and that razor blades are still prohibited. We'll have to check the TSA website for the official word.

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 03-07-2013, 04:41 PM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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Thread moved to The Parlor and title shortened for technical reasons.

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 03-07-2013, 05:49 PM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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I still wouldn't take my favorite pocket knife through security. It is left up to the TSA agent to ultimately decide and even if my knife met the criteria it could still be confiscated by the agent for any reason, real or imagined.

As for DE razors themselves (not the blades), I travel regularly with two of mine. I admit that more often than not my carry-on is opened and inspected but once the agent is satisfied that there is no blade, the razors are put back in my luggage and I'm on my way.

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 03-07-2013, 07:32 PM
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I put my DE in plain sight inside my plastic ziplock bag. No problems or even questioned. A box of cookies in my carry on backpack caused a full bag search though. Go Figure!

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 03-07-2013, 10:16 PM
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Thanks guys. Disappointed to hear nothing has changed.

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 03-08-2013, 07:43 AM
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It was to become in line with international rules from what I read. As it stands the U.S. is the most bassakwards country regarding what can be carried on the plane.

Really, the only worries are explosives and guns, as anybody who pulls pulls a bladed weapon is truly making an impotent threat. The pilots won't open the cabin doors and the passengers will now likely dogpile the culprit.

(03-07-2013, 01:13 PM)jcall1975 Wrote:
(03-07-2013, 01:03 PM)tgutc Wrote: Does any one know what brought this change about?

If it was common sense, it will destroy my opinion of the TSA. Biggrin

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 03-08-2013, 09:31 AM
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So one can't cause harm with a 2" knife blade, yet a thin, flexible "strip" of metal used to shave cannot go in your carry on? That makes perfect sense! Tongue

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