I will be traveling from US to Europe in 2 weeks and wanted to buy toolkit from iFixIt which contains knife, scalpel and screwdrivers.

Am I allowed to put it in the checked baggage? I was thinking that scalpel could be a problem as it might be treated as medical equipment.

  • Howdy and welcome. This is a question for the airline.
    – Mikey
    May 23, 2019 at 12:55

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All of that can go into the hold. As a generic rule of thumb, the only things that can't are those that can damage the airplane should something go wrong: corrosive fluids, flammable and explosive things. Then there is mace spray and radioactive materials and other incredible things noone sane would have anyways... See https://www.aircanada.com/no/en/aco/home/plan/baggage/restricted-and-prohibited-items.html for example.

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    According to the TSA, "Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.". It looks as though the kit in question does that. May 22, 2019 at 23:59

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