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Can I carry on a commercial flight a small knife less than 2 inches long?

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It used to be that the rules allowed for a blade less then 2.36 inches and 1/2 inch wide.

However, the current rule is, in general, you are prohibited from traveling with sharp objects in your carry-on baggage.

The TSA checkpoint screeners do have a certain amount of discretion based upon their own judgment.

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