Pocket Knives Now In Feds’ Gunsights

Collectors Corner: Pocket Knives

Lawful, modern-day pocket knives do not have prohibited, spring-released blades, but many are able to be opened by one hand with a flick of the wrist; and for this reason are very popular, especially with hunters, campers, and handymen. Now, the new administration is moving to revoke permission it gave earlier to importers of these popular knives; deciding they are dangerous switchblades after all. This is assinine. If the Obama Administration has its way, such pocket knives will no longer be lawfully imported into the country, and could not be sold or transported in interstate commerce; thus effectively outlawing their sale or shipment. The Customs agency is playing hardball in this process.
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The Best Pocket Knives

The agency says it believes knives cannot be used to hijack planes because of strengthened cockpit doors and more passenger awareness. “This policy reversal is against the best interest of the security of crew and passengers in the aircraft cabin and we will stop at nothing to fight it,” said the Flight Attendants Union Coalition, in a press statement issued Thursday announcing its campaign to reverse the TSA’s decision. The coalition represents nearly 90,000 unionized flight attendants at carriers across the country. Former flight attendant Tiffany Hawk is “stupefied” by the TSA’s decision to allow knives “especially since the process that turns checkpoints into maddening logjams — removing shoes, liquids and computers — remains unchanged,” she wrote in an opinion column for CNN . Under the new rules , knives with blades that are 2.36 inches (6 centimeters) or shorter and less than a 1/2 inch wide will be allowed in airline cabins as long as the blade is not fixed or does not lock into place.
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Photo Credit Stock pictures of a folding knife used to cut image by Albert Lozano from Fotolia.com Pocket knives are quite handy for many various purposes. If you take your time picking out a top quality pocket knife that has the potential to meet all of your needs, it’s likely that it will stay handy for many years to come. First, you should consider what you plan on using your pocket knife for and go from there.
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TSA to continue prohibiting carry-on pocket knives on planes

The TSA plan would have allowed folding knives with blades less than 2.36 inches long and half an inch wide. There were no plans to lift the ban on box cutters and other blades. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro), who called plans to lift the ban “irresponsible and reckless,” said the policy would have put passengers, flight attendants and pilots in danger. “I appreciate that the TSA listened to the American passengers, and particularly our flight attendants who felt uniquely vulnerable and have spoken out overwhelmingly in opposition to the knives on planes plan,” she said. The TSA also received letters of protest from the families of flight attendants killed on 9/11.
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Knives on a plane? Really?

Larger knives will still be prohibited.

It’s still quite possible to acquire some very nice specimens at affordable prices by attending yard and estate sales, but the best pieces online can command prices up to $1000+. Recently, however, one individual auctioned off a “junk lot” of 126 “folders” for $508.00. Either there were a lot of collectors who needed parts to repair pieces in their collections, or more than one individual recognized a hidden treasure. Would you? If you’d like to learn more about this interesting collectible, check out the resources listed below, and Happy Hunting! Remington Knives Past & Present Websites All About Pocket Knives (AAPK) – Informative site includes articles, price guides, forum, auction, events calendar, links, more.
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