Bring knife in checked baggage

I'm going backpacking in Thailand, and I want to bring a non-foldable survival knife with me (picrel). Will i get problems in the airport for this?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Should not be a problem at customs. Or checking in for a flight. But of course it needs to be in a checked bag. Alternatively, just buy one there.

    Carrying it in Thailand is potentially an issue. Last time I was there, laws do not really say much about carrying a knife. It is not illegal. But there are some corrupt police here and there, and any excuse to hassle you for a bribe is something to be aware of. Carrying a big stabbin' knife would be such an excuse. I'd think the odds are that you would have no issues, but just have that potential problem in mind.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      yes I am sure you will need a survival knife for the grueling environment of khao san road

      Look, buddy. You just go down to Sukhumvit soi 7 or something, right past my favorite ladyboy massueses. There's a couple tables with ninja stars, tazers, AR15 scopes, brass knuckes, and I'm pretty sure they got a knife there. Take this key for your journey and go swiftly.

      a knoife in th is quite pointless, either you wont need it or it isnt enough when point a real fun on ur ead.

      You do not need a a big ass knife anon, leave that shit at home.

      I'm american so going without a weapon is a tad silly to me. It would be like not owning a ford or being fat loud and annoying at a pub calling football what it isn't and making everyone realize why us mutts shouldn't travel because no taste or history to our name.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Definitely understandable, I'd say keep it at home and purchase something small when you touch down. Not worth the potential hassle even if the risk is low.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm american so going without a weapon is a tad silly to me.

        This stubbornness of sticking to your own cultural norms regardless of how they're percieved in the countries you travel to is a perfect example of why Americans are some of the most insufferable tourists abroad. That character trait is exactly what pisses people off and lands you in confrontational situations where you suddenly have to defend yourself.

        >I needs mah rights to bear mah arms!

        If you all got off your fat asses and expressed an inkling of interest in combat sports you could travel with another set of inconHispanicuous weapons: your fists.

        As for Thailand specifically, even if you bring a gun with you the nature of physical confrontation with Thai males would render it useless as they attack in groups and usually from behind. And if it does happen then 9 times out of 10 it's because you're being an obnoxious dickhead.

        Leave your blade and stupid attitude at home please.

        >t.expat in Thailand for 10 years that doesn't know a single person who goes around with knives but has seen several yanks embroil themselves in dangerous situations due to their own abrasive natures

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          We should have nuked more countries honestly.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          May as well be talking to an NPC man. Standard American response

          I just finished a short ass trip in Thailand, 2 and a half days after 10 years and fell back in love. How have you found living there and what do you work as? Have you ever used the girly bars?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Was meant to link

          We should have nuked more countries honestly.

          after "standard American response"

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Anon I too am an American and I either carry a hand gun or knife on me every single day, because I live in the USA and I know how retarded it can get with random chimp outs.

        I have been to thailand many, many times and not once have I felt unsafe. The place is populated by fucking 120 pound 5ft manlets. Even if I some how got into an altercation, they better be armed in which case if they were I'd be making a run for it, knife or no Knife.

        Tourism is too important to the country for them to allow things to get fucky. It's like going to las vegas, the whole thing is engineered to suck as much money out of you before sending you back home, they cant do that if you're dead.

        Pic related.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    yes I am sure you will need a survival knife for the grueling environment of khao san road

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Look, buddy. You just go down to Sukhumvit soi 7 or something, right past my favorite ladyboy massueses. There's a couple tables with ninja stars, tazers, AR15 scopes, brass knuckes, and I'm pretty sure they got a knife there. Take this key for your journey and go swiftly.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    a knoife in th is quite pointless, either you wont need it or it isnt enough when point a real fun on ur ead.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know about Thailand specifically, but as for flying with a knife, if it is checked luggage there's generally no problem, especially if the rest of your luggage is all hiking and camping stuff.

      I'm going to assume that he's not carrying the knife to stab people, but just to cut things while he's backpacking. Picrel probably a little overkill but they do come in handy when you're outside.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Might get nabbed by the security at the metro/SkyTrain from the airport if you go through x-ray

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You do not need a a big ass knife anon, leave that shit at home.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    just carry a folder instead you autist you arent gonna be fucking batoning wood retard

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You should buy one in Thailand or I might take it for myself

    t. TSA

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Literally just flew Thai Airways islamabad to BKK with 3 Shiite Muslim multi blade self-flagelation knives and 1 foldable combat knife. Knives are allowed pretty much every country. The only country you should be worried entering in the UK. They have knife hysteria.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      For good reason. Bloody stabville in some areas there.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You are good to go in bringing a knife to Thailand. I bring one when I go there and it's not a problem. But you should look at a getting a foldable or spring knife instead of a fixed knife.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can't see any reason why you would be carrying a knife in TH. Food and fruits everywhere is cut into bite size pieces - except soup, for which a knife is useless anyways. Knives are useless against green tree snakes - unless you think you are Crocodile Dundee - and not even the Oz are that stupid. If you can't "survive" without carrying a weapon - stay the fuck home and don't come.

    Kind regards
    A Kiwi.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You are either someone who hasn't flown on a plane in the last 20 years, or you are a mindless fucking idiot.

    I suppose you could also be both. But you clearly belong in supervised care.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you have to carry a knife, bring a foldable. You're not bushcrafting in Bangkok, my dude. You just want something to cut the limes with.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You have no reason to be carrying a fixed blade knife unless you are also carrying a tent. If you think a knife is an adequate self-defense weapon, ask sighsee about it and get schooled. The short story is that they're fucking useless if they're anything smaller than a machete. I know you really want to try to shank a hardened criminal to prove how tough you are, but just give him the twenty bucks in your pocket and try to live a peaceful life like a grown-up.

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    My God there's a lot of chuds in this thread. Especially commonwealth citizens. What the fuck is with you fuckers. A knife is a tool. It's a handy thing to have. Just check local laws on blade length and stuff.

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