Can you bring a s&w tactical pen on a plane

This is a discussion on Can you bring a s&w tactical pen on a plane within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Majorlk TSA isn't nearly as dumb and clueless as most people consider them to be. Oh, I don't know. The ones I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majorlk View Post
    TSA isn't nearly as dumb and clueless as most people consider them to be.
    Oh, I don't know. The ones I saw are pretty dumb. And a few were really ugly.
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    Scissors - metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than four inches Yes

    Yikes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bfunk View Post
    you can carry a zippo w/ fluid on a plane, just not the butane zippos
    See, this is very odd to me. I'll explain.

    I'm an avid hiker and backpacker. Since I'm stuck in South Florida I am often relegated to flying to better hiking destinations, which I do a few times per year. Many airlines have a policy that I am not allowed to pack my stove, even in my checked luggage. The rest of the airlines will allow it in my checked baggage, but only if it has never been used and is free of any fuel residue.

    Now that is ridiculous. The fact that screeners are incapable of looking at my baggage that includes dozens of pieces of hiking equipment and fail to clearly see that the stove is just a piece of gear is baffling to me. This is why I tend to ship my gear.

    One one trip I shipped my gear but was waiting on a tent I was testing to be delivered. I got it the day before the trip and carried it on the plane with me, since I detest checking luggage. Keep in mind I even shipped the ground stakes. All I had was the tent's fly, body, ground sheet, and poles. I was detained at security for 15 minutes to explain the tent poles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    A pencil would accomplish the same defensive barrier, along with many other items that would not be confiscated.IMHO
    In 1997, I was the medical officer in a prison where a corrections officer was killed with two pencils, which struck him on either side of the neck, just behind the clavicles. So there are weapons everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bfunk View Post
    you can carry a zippo w/ fluid on a plane, just not the butane zippos
    Not true since 2007 according to the TSA: TSA: New Policies for Lighters, Electronics, and Breast Milk

    "Common" lighters are ok in carryons, but not in checked baggage unless empty of fuel or in a DOT container. Torch lighters are prohibited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munch View Post
    Scissors - metal with pointed tips and blades shorter than four inches Yes

    Yikes!
    Yes, this does seem like the most obvious avenue. Though it seems so out of place that I wonder if you would actually have any luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mchasal View Post
    Not true since 2007 according to the TSA: TSA: New Policies for Lighters, Electronics, and Breast Milk
    Traveling by air? Here are the rules for transporting your Zippo Lighter:
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    A fueled Zippo windproof lighter is permitted in the passenger cabin.
    In August 2007, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) lifted the ban on the Zippo windproof lighter from inside passenger cabins of commercial aircraft. The lighter can contain lighter fluid.
    from zippo's website.... their normal windproof lighters are considered "common"
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    I have travel by plane at least twice a year and always bring my Hinderer tactical pen, will place it into the tray with the ink point exposed.



    Last time I flew I had the Hinderer and Tuff Writer which does not have the brand stamped on it. I was really surprised that it didn't attract any attention.
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    I had a Smith and Wesson pen confiscated by TSA in Pensacola. Screener asked what it was, after seeing it in my bag on the X Ray machine. I said it was a pen/stylus, he looks at it and says "yea right made Smith and Wesson?"

    No more pen for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainyday View Post
    I had a Smith and Wesson pen confiscated by TSA in Pensacola. Screener asked what it was, after seeing it in my bag on the X Ray machine. I said it was a pen/stylus, he looks at it and says "yea right made Smith and Wesson?"

    No more pen for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainyday View Post
    I had a Smith and Wesson pen confiscated by TSA in Pensacola. Screener asked what it was, after seeing it in my bag on the X Ray machine. I said it was a pen/stylus, he looks at it and says "yea right made Smith and Wesson?"

    No more pen for me.

    I'm sure he appreciated that you didnt contest it. My pen could be made by beretta, browning, or anyone else, if its a pen, and its not on the forbidden list, what do they care

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    My uncle used to tell me carry a cheapy fountain pen (I can find them for a buck) you can use those just the same and you get compliments for the tip. lol
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    With the current climate. Why risk it. They may have a new warning. Or thinks its Castros long lost poison pen. Leave it behind...
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    If you put it through with other pens in your carry on you should not have a problem. From what I understand a Zebra 701 will slay a hi-jacker just as well. However I am wearing a Spitting Weasel Pen that was gifted to me by a buddy right now. Always in the collar of my t-shirt.- George

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    A pencil would accomplish the same defensive barrier, along with many other items that would not be confiscated.IMHO
    unless its a mechanical pencil it may not be able to deliver multiple strikes if necessary...an ordinary #2 isnt what one would consider rough use friendly....

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