Skip any cutting tools, everything else is a ok. I get my carry on bag personally checked half of the time. I carry a tin or two and pack 5 tobaccos in paper tightly in each tin. The last agent said it looked weird. Then said it smelled good after inspection
I've had recent luck placing my pipe tool- a real one, with cutting edge for reaming and a pick for the stem- in my dopp kit in my carryon suitcase. Same one they confiscated when it was on my person a year ago.
Safer to put a golf tee in your pocket!
Thank-you, all. I figured that anything w/a blade was a no-go. Wasn't sure about Czech tools w/just a poker, the lil' scooper, and tamper. I'm leaving my lighters at home.
Now about my pipe bag (which I need to order asap!!)... How do I prevent it from making everything else in the carry-on smell? And do you guys have preferred (brands/mfrs) pipe bags?? I just have an old Jobey that's too small for multiple pipes. Thanks again, guys!
Czech tools have gone through for me, and pipe nails. My harmonica was inspected since it looked like a pistol clip going through the X-ray. I wouldn't try any of the penknife looking pipe tools. They're nice and they could get taken. I threatened to play the harmonica, and they called the SWAT team. Kidding of course.