Follow the American Knife & Tool Institute’s efforts to have a solution for knife users traveling from state to state with the Knife Owners’ Protection Act. The burden on knife users of trying to know, understand and comply with several states’ laws will be replaced by reasonable regulations if this effort is successful.
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Traveling with Knives Presents Challenges
Exercise caution when traveling on commercial airlines with your knife. Knives are allowed in your checked baggage. The final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items, or persons for that matter, on the plane. Also, please note that some knives are illegal in certain states and passengers will be subject to state law. It is a passenger’s responsibility to be aware that origination and destination cities may have local laws prohibiting the possession of certain types of knives (even if you have it in your checked luggage).
Airline Prohibited Items – Knives are allowed in your checked baggage.
Amtrak Prohibited Items – Knives are not specifically listed, but apparently are banned.