POTD – Knives on Planes in Europe

Thought you’d get a giggle out of the attached photo.  It’s a 6-inch stainless steel serrated knife.  The stewardess on Lufthansa kindly provided me with two of them on my recent trip to Frankfurt–one with dinner and one with breakfast, and again on my return flight–one with lunch, one with dinner.  Mind you, this was in one of the economy-class cabins, not first or business class.

I’m no knife fighter, but I can sure as hell take someone out with that.  The stupid thing is that when going through security, the little Asian woman in front of me had her tiny nail file confiscated.  Oh, and in the Frankfurt airport, Victorinox sells Swiss Army knives once you’re past security.

Scott Mayer
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Scott Mayer

Scott Mayer

Writer at John1911
Mayer began his outdoor industry career in 1993 on the NRA Technical Staff where he became American Rifleman magazine first Shooting Editor. Mayer left NRA and entered the business end of publishing in 2003 as Advertising Account Executive for Safari Club International SAFARI Magazine and Safari Times newspaper. In 2006, Mayer was named Publisher of Shooting Times magazine where he was also tasked with launching and leading Personal Defense TV, the first television show of its kind.

In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines. After a brief stint in 2011 as the Digital Media Director for an ABC TV affiliate, Mayer returned to the outdoors industry and Safari Club International where he is currently Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.
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  • Mikial

    Just another example of the idiocy of airport security. I had my can of Red bull confiscated once, even though I’d purchased it inside the secure area.

    • The explosives screening and profiling are valid. Oh…um…wait…we don’t cough…cough…profile.

      Marky