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TSA-approved Pipe Tools??

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    unclemax

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    Hey guys.. First time flying as a pipe smoker. Which pipe tools get the "ok" while going thru security?? Flying domestic, US. Thx all!

    Posted 8 months ago #
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    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

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    Your finger. That's about it. One airport may let your Czech tool go by and another one will confiscate it. I've had that happen.

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    I’ve carried soft flamed lighters and tampers on planes for years with no problems

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    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!

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    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!

    Posted 8 months ago #
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    I have taken Czech tools many times through TSA with no problem. However, just in case, I always bring some golf tees which are fantastic and cheap pipe tools.

    Posted 8 months ago #
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    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.

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    I've never had an issue with a Czech tool and I fly with my pipes all the time.

    Posted 8 months ago #

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