Knives allowed on planes: Changes to the TSA Prohibited Items List

According to the changes to the Transportation Security Administration’s Prohibited Items List, effective April 25, 2013, small knives are permitted in carry-on luggage if they meet all of the following requirements:

  • The blade is no longer than 2.36 inches or 6 centimeters in length
  • The blade width is no more than ½ inch at its widest point
  • The knife does not have a locking or fixed blade
  • The knife does not have a molded grip

Sharp Objects Not Allowed: Razor blades and box cutters are not allowed

TSA Prohibited Items List

TSA Prohibited Items List as of March 2013:
TSA Prohibited Items List

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