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Transportation Security Administration

Multi-tools

Carry On Bags: 
Yes (Special Instructions)
Checked Bags: 
Yes

In general, you are prohibited from traveling with sharp objects in your carry-on bags. Multi-tools (multipurpose tools) with knives of any length are prohibited. Please pack these items in your checked bags. Multi-tools (multipurpose tools) with scissors less than 4 inches may be placed in carry-on bags.

Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.


 

The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.