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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Small Knives Allowed Back on Airlines

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that they will allow people to carry small pocket knives on passenger planes. Effective April 25, the agency will permit knives with blades shorter than 2.4 inches and narrower than 1/2 inch at the widest part. The regulations adopted will be consistent with the international rules.

The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) was instrumental in working with TSA to allow this policy change to happen.

“As the knife and tool industry association, we were very pleased to work with the TSA on these revisions to ease the restrictions for all Americans carrying essential and valuable tools when they travel,” noted Jan Billeb, AKTI Executive Director.

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