looking for a non metallic knife to get through metal detector

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  1. Trlsmn

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    After disarming for a Blazer game last night I've decided I need a knife that will go through the metal detector. Ceramic? Carbon Fiber? Any suggestions?

    BTW I already have two plastic flasks that I brought to beat the high cost of beer at the Rose garden ($9 dollars for a beer) They worked well and I had several people ask me where they can get one.

    I don't want a cheesy molded plastic knife, I want a real knife that will pass through a metal detector.
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    Sharpen the edge of a credit card.
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    The credit card wokrs even without sharpening it. obsidian is good. The cold steal plastic knives are good too.
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    All this crap about not having nail clippers on airlines is a F'n joke. A obsidian knife is sharper than a surgical scalpel.
    So do all you morons feel safer now?
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    You can have nail clippers... Shoot you can have scissors that are metal, sharp, and have pointed tips as long as they are 4 inches or less. That sounds like two knives to me... How about a 7 inch long screwdriver. Thats allowed
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    Oh, and sorry for being off topic
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    When I flew to Vegas last time, upgraded to first class for $50. Got real METAL silverware and a real glass. Hahaha! I really chuckled about that. Of course, the whole TSA thing is all about getting the sheep to get used to tyranny and suppression only. Does nothing to stop 'terrorists.'

    They get an FBI escort onto the plane anyway.


    Taking a carbon fiber, or whatever 'sneak material' knife into a venue that is TSA-protected and getting caught or actually using sad weapon will probably get you in very deep doo doo. You will be ran through the ringer as a dangerous criminal for wanting to have something to defend yourself with; you are not allowed that freedom.
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    I dont think the OP is planning on taking anything into a TSA area. But plastic knives are also allowed by TSA. Now the TSA allowing something doesnt mean their idiot employees wont think its a serious matter national security. Many people have had fingernail clippers taken away even though its allowed and you can even buy them in the gift shop. Its too bad those untrained monkeys have so much athority. Anything more than a calm explaination of the fact you thought something was okay to bring can get you into a sticky situation
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    My mistake, I thought TSA migrated there by now. Just some other private goons.

    In any case, saying that something was OK to bring when you have it shoved inside your boot or underwear may be a hard sale lol. All goon-types, after all, have a hard on to play the hero and 'catch you.'
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    There's nothing cheap about composite plastic knives (like fiberglass-Zytel) except the price. They're a lot more resistant to fracture than ceramic, and have plenty of rigidity to penetrate tough materials like leather. What they won't do is hold an edge, so they don't work for slashing, but they can be driven straight through most of the materials that you'd likely encounter in a self-defense application.
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    Well the goons at a sports event can get bent... Unless the police are actually running security they cant do crap all. Just take your stuff and leave.. Then get in a different line. I wouldnt try to hide anything at the airport. Just take your plastic knife out and put it in the bin. Right next to a sharp titanium 10 inch long knitting needle, a corkscrew, and sharp steel scissors. As long as the corkscrew doesnt have a tiny piece of mosty dull metal considered a knife for cutting the seal on the bottle. Because that dull piece of steel that is under an inch long and thin enough to be flexible is much more deadly than a corkscrew or even a 10 long titanium spear. As long as that spear is called a knitting needle of course.

    Sorry for the off topic again.

    I dont know how much metal is in a ceramic knife but usually you can pass a fair amount of metal through a detector... The one at the court house up here will pass steel rivets on my boots the buckle on my belt and some change usually. It will go off with my keys or if I have too much change.

    What is the main intent of the knife? Protection against a nut or insane rioting fools? Or as a survival tool in case of emergecy situations? Maybe a more specific use?
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    Not to put anyone off but I'm specifically looking for a knife to buy, the politics and the legality are not an issue for this conversation, and I don't want injected plastic.

    Someone must make a conventional pocket knife out of composite materials?
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    This knife should pass its a kitchen knife but the manufacturer doesnt claim a high percentage of stainless steel. Most tactical knives have stainless in them purposely so that they cant be passed through a metal detector. However a lot of metal detectors wont detect them anyway. I dont know what kind of security they have at this stadium but if they aren't of the newest and best you might be able to get away with a folding knife with small fasteners or a high stainless content ceramic.

    Stone River Gear - Ceramic Kitchen Knives - SRG14CKB

    Obsideon knives will pass and are obviously sharp but have never seen one that is not overly crude in form.

    Carbon knives are not very sharp and brittle. Also what edge they have dulls very quickly

    Unfortunatly there is no real good option if security is tight. Unless you have a large amount of money to have one custom made. Can you imagine what would happen to a knife manufacturer if they made something that looked even slightly on the menacing side that would pass through an airport metal detector. I would buy a ceramic knife that you might like and use even if you cant get it into the stadium and see if it passes through. If not make up some story how you forgot you had it and take it back to the car. Depending on the length of the lines it might be an aweful time but it might have to be the price you have to pay
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    you might look on ebay for non metalic knives - the two that come to mind and I know have held up to a bit of abuse are both zytel. The first was the lansky CIA letter opener, the second was the Blackie Collins zytel CIA folder - spring assisted. the springs were berillium (sp?) and did not set off a detector. On a quick search it looks like the Blackie Collins folder may be out of production but there were plenty of the lansky letter openers on ebay for under $10. Cold Steel non metalic stuff was on ebay too. If you decide you want a ceramic the cheap route would be to go hit harbor freight and pick up their 2 ceramic kitchen knife set - the paring knife is a good concealable size.
    Hope you can find what suits your needs.
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    You can check the HF knife with a magnet, there is metal in the handle.