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SAKS stolen from luggage 491

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SAKS stolen from luggage
« on: May 19, 2017, 05:06:04 PM »
When taking an airplane, have you folks ever had a SAK stolen from your checked-in suitcase?

Up until a few years ago, I used to travel to the US quite often. Every time I would put a SAK in an easily accessible place of my suitcase, like an outer or inner pocket for example, I would find it missing upon arrival (everything else being there).
I then started hiding them in more difficult to find places and it didn't happen again.


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Re: SAKS stolen from luggage
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 05:13:08 PM »
Weird  :think:

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Re: SAKS stolen from luggage
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 05:39:17 PM »
Some people will steal anything if it's not locked up :rant:

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Re: SAKS stolen from luggage
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 06:09:10 PM »
Some people will steal anything if it's not locked up :rant:

That's true!   :rant:
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Re: SAKS stolen from luggage
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 06:12:31 PM »
No, traveled a lot.  Always placed a SAK or two inside the case, in a utility bag with other items, like bandaids, antibiotic ointments, burn cream, extra shoe laces, etc. 
I will admit I was always surprised when all items present at destination or at home. 
On international flights, always knew if bag opened as items not as packed, most times a paper left in bag confirming search. 

If in outside pocket on case, then it is to easy for one with no scruples to be tempted and sink deeper.   


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Re: SAKS stolen from luggage
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 08:37:34 PM »
I would not be surprised if there is black market for all the stolen goodies.

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Re: SAKS stolen from luggage
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 11:19:50 PM »
If it's my EDC it goes in the toilet kit with the razor, flashlight, spare glasses. etc. If its a batch of new knives, they get buried in several packages in among the dirty clothes. So far I haven't lost anything.
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Re: SAKS stolen from luggage
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 07:03:02 AM »
I'm just moved countries, and I am waiting for the container to land, I'm hoping all my goodies are still there, including three damast, and a few rare wenger rangers.
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Re: SAKS stolen from luggage
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 10:48:48 AM »
Traveling always has the risk of theft, or lost baggage. Prepare for that and don`t travel with your rare SAK, but travel with an easy to replace one. And bury it deep in your suitcase. Or, leave your SAK at home, buy a locally made knife at your destination, and call it a souvenir.



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Re: SAKS stolen from luggage
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2017, 11:01:28 AM »
Never had that happen to me.
I never did much air travel in my life, but when I did I put the SAK deep in side my luggage. Once I put it in a pair of socks. After that I put it in my toiletry bag.
It was quite a hassle removing it we landed so the last time I put it in an inside side pocket of my luggage bag.
Luckily I never had it gone missing.

Travel luggage isn't treated very nicely though. So instead of being stolen it might have fallen out. But I can't say for sure, I don't know how you stored it.

Oh yeah, Once almost lost it because I forgot to take it out of my pocket. Customs made me put it in my hand luggage. Thank god for that ^_~

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Re: SAKS stolen from luggage
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2017, 01:25:32 PM »

Customs made me put it in my hand luggage. Thank god for that ^_~

 :ahhh that must have been a number of years ago then!!

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Re: SAKS stolen from luggage
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2017, 11:25:05 PM »
I would not be surprised if there is black market for all the stolen goodies.

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I think that market goes by the name of eBay.  :)
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Re: SAKS stolen from luggage
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2017, 11:52:30 PM »
I generally roll one up in a pair of socks, and stuff the socks in a shoe, and put the shoe in a cloth shoe bag and then put that in my suitcase. Then everything else gets packed on top of the shoes. Only time I lost one when traveling was when they stole the whole suitcase :-(

My 40 year old Vic Huntsman was lost that way. Luggage arrived on an earlier flight and was piled in the corner of the baggage area. My wife's suitcase was there, mine was not. They told me it did arrive but had no better explanation that "someone must have picked the suitcase up thinking it was theirs". Not likely as the person who picked it up "by accident" never read the luggage tag or my name inside the suitcase or neglected to contact me.

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Re: SAKS stolen from luggage
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2017, 01:11:10 AM »

Customs made me put it in my hand luggage. Thank god for that ^_~

 :ahhh that must have been a number of years ago then!!

Last time I flew, the guys at the X-ray machine wanted to look at my Champion, thought it was cool,  then handed it back to me so I could put it back in my pocket.....that was 1980.    :dd:

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Re: SAKS stolen from luggage
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2017, 02:29:20 AM »
When I got back from my most recent trip a month ago, my Electrician SAK was missing. I may have left it or lost it there, or got jacked by the ts A

No one knows  :think:

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Re: SAKS stolen from luggage
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2017, 02:56:01 AM »
I would not be surprised if there is black market for all the stolen goodies.

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I think that market goes by the name of eBay.  :)

 :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: SAKS stolen from luggage
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2017, 04:01:24 PM »
I've flown a lot in the past ten or twelve years. Never had a knife stolen, either from inside a case or an outside pocket.

 

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