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If you're traveling internationally, and would like to go with just carry-on, how do you bring your SAK or MT?

Give up, and check luggage
19 (67.9%)
Go without it, and buy another once you arrive, so you can still carry-on only
3 (10.7%)
Go without it period.
2 (7.1%)
Mail it to where you're going ahead of time
2 (7.1%)
Other
2 (7.1%)

Total Members Voted 28

Voting closed: June 11, 2012, 07:59:48 PM

Traveling internationally, how do you bring your SAK or MT? 1591

No Life Club Posts: 1,637 Desk Jockey
Traveling internationally, how do you bring your SAK or MT?
« on: June 04, 2012, 07:59:48 PM »
I've just been giving up and checking luggage. Though I wonder now if that was wise. I could pack light, buy a simple SAK when I get there, and probably STILL be ahead in money, compared to the fee for checking a bag.

I think the fee to check a bag now is $25, right?

-Jeremy
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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,170 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: Traveling internationally, how do you bring your SAK or MT?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 08:03:41 PM »
You obviously are not traveling internationally with a female (wife/daughter/mother).  There is ALWAYS at least one checked bag.

No Life Club Posts: 1,292
Re: Traveling internationally, how do you bring your SAK or MT?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012, 08:28:02 PM »
Last year I went to a trade show in Orlando, Florida and left all knives and tools behind so I didn't have to check luggage. I figured I would pick up a SAK or LM when I was down there and ship it home with the rest of the booth setup. Amazingly I couldn't find any knife or tool in any of the stores locally and didn't have time to drive further away to get one. So I had to suffer for three days without any knife or multitool, it was torture since it would have come in handy on so many occasions :'(

This year I had to check luggage anyway since I was bringing down lots of odds and ends for the booth setup. So I brought a Crunch, Spirit, Squirt PS4, and two SAKs. Ahhhhhhh, so much better, they came in handy on numerous occasions :tu:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,673
Re: Traveling internationally, how do you bring your SAK or MT?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 08:33:31 PM »
Don't travel to Norway and expect to find a real SAK for less than $25.  :facepalm:
The second question is how much time and transport money will you have to spend to find a SAK in the country you have arrived. If I for instance went to a typical tourist town in Spain I would not know where to start the search. I doubt I would find any official victorinox stores in the town.

-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
 "A Knifeless man is a lifeless man" old Faroese proverb.
No Life Club Posts: 3,435
Re: Traveling internationally, how do you bring your SAK or MT?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012, 11:42:11 PM »
I agree, it depends on where you are going. The airports where you still can buy SAKs (outside the secure areas) are the places I (would) go without checked-in luggage, thus I chose the option for buying one at the destination. :D I have only done it once, but when I stood at the hotel desk mailing myself the knife the last day, it felt like I had beat the system.
No Life Club Posts: 1,058
Re: Traveling internationally, how do you bring your SAK or MT?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 11:45:55 PM »
Amici,
Although it's been some years since I've flown internationally, but I do domestically on occasion. When this occurs, I just grin my teeth, pay the $$$, and check a bag along with my utility belt. In the long run, it's worth it.

Cheers,
Serge

'I will NOT be threatened by a walking Meatloaf!!' - D. Kessler
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,826
Re: Traveling internationally, how do you bring your SAK or MT?
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2012, 01:14:26 AM »
Most of my trips are for one-to-two weeks, so I always have checked luggage. Not an issue for me.

Karl
Jr. Member Posts: 71
Re: Traveling internationally, how do you bring your SAK or MT?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2012, 07:07:53 PM »
in checked backage always works. searching is too incertain for me...
Hero Member Posts: 731
Re: Traveling internationally, how do you bring your SAK or MT?
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2012, 02:56:12 AM »
For carry-on I take a Midnite Manager that I broke the blade off of.  Better than nothing - the scissors can handle some blade duties.  Still have to explain it to the folks keeping us safe from ourselves.

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