Originally Posted by barry1me
Im confused why they are allowing this now. What is so essential about someone carrying on a leatherman or a swiss army knife.
1) I carry a pocket knife with me wherever I go. They come in REALLY handy, quite regularly. I consider it essential.
2) Why should they be banned to begin with. You're not going to be able to hold up a plane with a 2.36" knife. You may be able to inflict a little bit of damage, or even kill someone... but you're not gonna get a whole plane. It's not that difficult to subdue someone with a 2.36" blade without getting badly hurt yourself.
Basically, this is a first step to removing some of the TSA idiocy that has been ongoing for many years. Just because it makes you feel more comfortable does not mean it's an effective security measure.