Leave your Cobratec knife in your checked bag at the airport
With the price of OTF (Out the Front) Automatic knives nowadays, the last thing you want to happen is for TSA to take your knife from you. Today, we are going to give you a few tips that you need to know to protect yourself from losing your OTF knife. Check this site to familiarize yourself with the state laws.
If you didn’t know, Cobratec automatic knives are considered switchblades which add a lot of rules when traveling on airplanes.
Taking it one step back, all pocket knives need to go through checked baggage when traveling in the air. If you even try to take your pocket knife through the standard security screening it will be confiscated and you will never get it back. So that is our first instance of what will happen in this article, if you bring a pocket knife with you through security, they will take it.
By the way, after they take it, it’s gone! It has been known to me and by others it will end up auctioned off or someone that works at the airport will have it instead of you.
DON’T BRING ANY POCKET KNIFE THROUGH TSA SECURITY
DON’T PUT YOUR COBRATEC AUTOMATIC KNIFE IN YOUR POCKET
DON’T SNEAK YOUR KNIFE THROUGH SECURITY
DO PUT ALL KNIVES IN YOUR CHECKED BAGGAGE
DO SHIP IT AHEAD OF TIME IF IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY
According to USA Today, switchblades are one of the knives that are explicitly prohibited by federal law. With this in mind, you are not going to be allowed to bring any sort of switchblades or automatic knives with you on the airplane, this includes checked baggage, unfortunately. They state that if you really need your Cobratec automatic knife, you are going to have to ship it to your destination ahead of time through the mail rather than including it in your baggage.
This may be a big bummer to you, but we do have some recommended alternatives, so don’t get too down on yourself! Rather than bringing this Cobratec knife keep in mind that you can bring any other alternative knife with you instead. This even includes Swiss army knives if that is something that you’re into.
Keep in mind that you will still have to put it into your checked baggage. When doing so TSA states: “Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors”.
Living on the edge
If you are someone that likes to live on the edge and take bigger risks then you may consider sneaking your knife in through security. Well, let us tell you what will happen if you decide to go down this path. When going through security at the Harrisburg International Airport at 5:16 AM, yes that early, a 42-year-old man tried to go through security with an automatic Cobratec switchblade knife. Of course, he was caught, or we wouldn’t have this story, and he was then charged with disorderly conduct and possession of an offensive weapon.
At this point, you have to ask yourself if this one knife is really worth the potential of ruining your life with a criminal offense, I think not.
Leave your Cobratec knife at home and remember that one OTF knife or any knife for the matter is not worth the trouble at the airport. Take time to read this before complicating your life while traveling at the airport. If you want to uncomplicate your life then just leave it at home.
We hope you learned something from this article and stay tuned for more like this coming your way soon!