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Wed Mar 6, 2013, 12:19 PM

So is my beloved Camillus camp knife now carry-on, measured from where?

Does the blade length go from the non-blade base part or only the blade? The sharp/blade part is 2 3/8" but the whole is 2 5/8" and the width is 5/8". Whoopi said these things were always allowable INSIDE the luggage, not on-person, correct?




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The illustrated Camillus Knife is the Camillus Camp Knife that features a 2 3/8" spear blade, can opener, punch and screwdriver/cap lifter made of stainless steel. The stainless steel handle of this Camillus knife, 3 3/4" closed, has U.S. embossing and a shackle.
Camillus Knives: Camillus Camp Knife, US Embossed, CM-1760

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This item is discontinued and out of stock - it is left for reference only.

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Reply So is my beloved Camillus camp knife now carry-on, measured from where? (Original post)
UTUSN Mar 2013 OP
Rex Mar 2013 #1
UTUSN Mar 2013 #2
Rex Mar 2013 #3
UTUSN Mar 2013 #4
MineralMan Mar 2013 #5
REP Mar 2013 #28
1-Old-Man Mar 2013 #6
MineralMan Mar 2013 #12
rsdsharp Mar 2013 #7
UTUSN Mar 2013 #9
jsr Mar 2013 #8
Rex Mar 2013 #10
UTUSN Mar 2013 #13
Rex Mar 2013 #16
lumberjack_jeff Mar 2013 #15
Rex Mar 2013 #17
librechik Mar 2013 #11
lumberjack_jeff Mar 2013 #14
Rex Mar 2013 #19
lumberjack_jeff Mar 2013 #20
Rex Mar 2013 #22
slackmaster Mar 2013 #18
UTUSN Mar 2013 #25
slackmaster Mar 2013 #26
Jersey Devil Mar 2013 #21
Rex Mar 2013 #23
bemildred Mar 2013 #24
graham4anything Mar 2013 #27

Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 12:23 PM

1. What are you talking about?

'Whoopi said...' as in Goldberg? Maybe you should contact TSA and ask them, who here would even begin to know that kind of information?

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Response to Rex (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 12:29 PM

2. DUers know everything. I just wonder why those who don't find it necessary to reply. n/t

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 12:30 PM

3. Carry on.

I shall await for an expert to chime in then!

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Response to Rex (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 12:35 PM

4. I shall (carry on). The wait will be productive for me, will apply some mineral oil

to it after cleaning/"sanding" it with fine-grade/synthetic auto-body "sanding" material.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 12:46 PM

5. That's slightly over the limit, however

you measure it. My regular pocket knife is too. I'm ordering a smaller version, just for when I travel. Right now, I put my current knife in checked baggage, where it has always been allowed, but I'll start carrying a smaller version from now on.

Shrade Old Timer Stockman 850-T

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 03:07 PM

28. I think mine would make it

It's slightly smaller than an Old Timer.


Buck Companion
(Mine is an older one, from when they were still made in the US)

Because I never know when I'll have defend myself against paper, string or a cuticle.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 12:47 PM

6. The most definitive measuring points would be hinge point to blade point

But if I had to guess I'd say it was from the hilt (extreme end of the handle in the absence of a fixed hilt) to the blade point.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:06 PM

12. You've got it. From the exposed part of the blade

at the handle to the tip. That's how the TSA photo shows it. That would include the unsharpened part of the blade near the handle after unfolding the blade.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 12:56 PM

7. Even if you measure just the sharpened

portion of the blade, it's too big, two ways. The length can't exceed 2.36 inches. At 2 3/8 inches, your blade is 2.375 inches long. The width can't exceed .5 inches. At 5/8 of an inch, the width is .625 inches.

At that, it wouldn't surprise me if TSA intended to include the bolster in the blade length, or as someone else suggest, try to go all the way back to the hinge point.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:01 PM

9. Thanks, All: My faith in DU know-how remains undiminished!1 So these things were always

allowed packed away in luggage.

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Response to jsr (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:06 PM

10. Golf clubs (limit two).

Good to know, I can now have my wedge and a puter! Need that wedge for when the ball gets lodged in an air condition vent.

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Response to Rex (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:19 PM

13. Glad you waited. n/t

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:22 PM

16. Then I guess you changed your mind then.

nt.

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Response to Rex (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:21 PM

15. Seriously. I mean the aisle is only about 100' long, right?

The wedge and putter should be plenty. No need to be a big hitter like the Lama.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:23 PM

17. Yeah wood is out of the question.

Might shank it and put a hole in the fuselage. Then they would probably get all mad and stuff, probably take my clubs away from me.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:06 PM

11. This reminds me of the time I had a 1" keychain Swiss Knife lost in the lining of my purse

through a small rip. I had completely forgotten about both.

What a jolly time we had at the TSA security station trying to find it! So tiny it had to be terribly dangerous, right? So large they couldn't find it, even with an X-ray telling them where it was!

How I wish I had that knife back . I was going to give it to the ants in my backyard to play with.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:19 PM

14. Apparently my schrade sp2 is still verboten



The blade conforms with the max dimensions, but because it locks in place it is prohibited.

Only unsafe knives (e.g. non-locking) are allowed to be carried-on apparently.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:26 PM

19. Plus that knife looks menacing

and I am intimidated already just over the Internets. What about toe nail clippers? Mine can cut through my thick ass big toenail and could, therefore, be used to cut through the titanium superstructure.


EDIT - Ain't talking about the cutter you use with your thumb...no sir, these are the ones that look like wire clippers!

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Response to Rex (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:28 PM

20. The image (on my screen) is pretty much full size.

But yeah. I like to look badass. It's an assault letter-opener.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:32 PM

22. Okay then I am even more scared-er

cuz that means it is closer to being invisible, then Jim Bowie-sized. Got to watch those well-nigh-invisible knives. Yep, those are the ones.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:24 PM

18. Play it safe and use the American Knife & Tool Institute's protocol

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:41 PM

25. Yip, that measuring field includes the "base"/non-sharp/hinge part. n/t

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #25)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:42 PM

26. It makes sense anatomically, in terms of the depth of the would it could theoretically create

 

The handle would act as a hilt and limit the depth of a stab wound.

ETA I used to carry a Buck model 110 lock-blade folder on airplanes, in my pocket. I'd put it in the tray along with my keys, loose change, etc. and it was always waved right through, until one day in 1987 when I was told at Little Rock, AR that I couldn't have it in my carry-on possessions. I managed to get it into my checked bag, and that was the end of that.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:29 PM

21. So now my little key chain Leatherman is legal on a plane but not the court house

Every time I go to the court house I have to remove it from my key chain, so ridiculous.

Once when I flew to Florida I had fingernail clippers in my bag and they made me toss them before getting on the plane. Like you could kill someone with nail clippers.

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Response to Jersey Devil (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:35 PM

23. The courthouse has a 'Gerber only' rule.

nt.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:38 PM

24. No way I would ever let my Camillus Boy Scout wood carving knife near an airport.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 01:59 PM

27. This shows the TSA and HS are doing a great job at making sure nothing gets passed them

 

and they of course mark when someone has one of the above items

Therefore there is a permanent record on file.

Thank God for security. Thank God for Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano and prior and soon again in 2016, Janet Reno.

I expect it impossible for another 9-11 on the airplanes.
Thank God and Barack Obama for that.

Now I can't wait til they make the streets free from bullets in short time.

Amazing that going to the supermarket now is more terrifying than Flying.
because someone might have a gun with bullets.

Guns can remain legal but not bullets.

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