Credit card knifes, Airport security beware!

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Credit card knifes, Airport security beware!

Post by Kris369 » Mon May 04, 2015 8:05 pm

I am aware that many people carry credit card knifes as part of a EDC in their wallet as a have and forget item, however I wanted to advise that these have now be red flagged to airport security as a threat! Please remove before you fly as you will have a small chat with a police officer if found by security.

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Re: Credit card knifes, Airport security beware!

Post by undomesticdiva » Mon May 04, 2015 8:14 pm

Which is why i will never carry one! knowing my luck i'd get caught with it where i'm not supposed to lol Not that i'd go on a plane anyway mind you, i'm terrified of them lol

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Re: Credit card knifes, Airport security beware!

Post by Rearfang » Mon May 04, 2015 8:38 pm

Not only a knife but could be classed as a concealed weapon
I have one ok for buttering a roll but fairly useless as a prep a decent legal edc pocket knife is far more use

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Re: Credit card knifes, Airport security beware!

Post by undomesticdiva » Mon May 04, 2015 8:46 pm

Rearfang wrote:Not only a knife but could be classed as a concealed weapon
I have one ok for buttering a roll but fairly useless as a prep a decent legal edc pocket knife is far more use
Buttering a roll!haha i love that! The only one i carry is on my multi-tool which is used mainly for cutting yarn when i'm crocheting on the move, and only then if i absolutely have to

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Re: Credit card knifes, Airport security beware!

Post by Devonian » Mon May 04, 2015 9:24 pm

But they are not even legal as EDC as they are a 'Fixed Blade'.

Doesn't matter how small they are, they are still a fixed blade and so therefore shouldn't be carried.

EDC needs to be a folder (Non-locking, sub 3")

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Re: Credit card knifes, Airport security beware!

Post by jansman » Mon May 04, 2015 9:32 pm

Devonian wrote:But they are not even legal as EDC as they are a 'Fixed Blade'.

Doesn't matter how small they are, they are still a fixed blade and so therefore shouldn't be carried.

EDC needs to be a folder (Non-locking, sub 3")
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Re: Credit card knifes, Airport security beware!

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Mon May 04, 2015 9:34 pm

Devonian wrote:But they are not even legal as EDC as they are a 'Fixed Blade'.

Doesn't matter how small they are, they are still a fixed blade and so therefore shouldn't be carried.

EDC needs to be a folder (Non-locking, sub 3")

If your replying to the post above by undomesticdiva, devonian my 2 edc multi tools are legal (none locking and sub three inch"

http://www.tesco.com/direct/leatherman- ... 7-5783.prd



http://www.leatherman.co.uk/product/Juice_Xe6


legal ones are available but take some finding

:mrgreen:

i dumped my credit card tool as i discovered that the poxy 1.5" swiss blade would be illegal... but the laws an ass and thats that :roll:
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Re: Credit card knifes, Airport security beware!

Post by undomesticdiva » Mon May 04, 2015 9:37 pm

forgive my ignorance here but is a fixed blade a one that doesn't move? so a multi tool is OK?

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Re: Credit card knifes, Airport security beware!

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Mon May 04, 2015 9:40 pm

undomesticdiva wrote:forgive my ignorance here but is a fixed blade a one that doesn't move? so a multi tool is OK?

in a nut shell its any knife which is fixed and has a cutting edge of over 3" (not blade length as some think

and a blade which locks with a mechanical lock is classed as a fixed / locking blade......


one which is held by friction such as the swiss army knife are legal as they dont lock open
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Re: Credit card knifes, Airport security beware!

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Mon May 04, 2015 9:44 pm

https://www.gov.uk/buying-carrying-knives



This forum saved me from loosing my spiderco bug knife when i had to attend court recently as i had seen that ANY knife taken onto crown property will be taken from you as a member on here had to write to get his "legal" knife back as the system has gone bonkers and the court officers will retain them and your details :shock: yet the scallys walk the street without a care in the world
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