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Old 01-18-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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Disposable Knives

Every year we spend two weeks at our timeshare in Aruba. It has a kitchen equipped with the worst possible equipment available. As a result, I have been bringing a couple of knives from an old set back and forth with me so I can slice and dice comfortably and safely.

Strolling around BJs (a warehouse store like Costco and Sam's Club) last weekend I came across a set of six (6) knives with plastic sheaths for $19.99. I bought them to take with me. I will use them and probably leave them there (we have a different apartment each week).


I bought them on a whim and will be happy if they stay sharp and last the two weeks. Great idea for a vacation places, not for everyday use.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:54 AM   #2
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Sounds like something I would do, very good idea!
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:00 AM   #3
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I agree that it is a good idea. But for me it is a little expensive for something you are planning on leaving behind. Whenever I have a pot luck to go to (where inevitably my serviceware disappears) I make a quick stop at the dollar store where I can pick up a knife or serving spoon for next to nothing. Then if it doesn't came home with me it's no big deal. As a matter of fact I almost prefer that they don't come home with me as they are of course inferior products.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:10 AM   #4
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I bought a folding chef's knife for travel.

A.G. Russell Knives | A.G. Russell™ Folding Hochos

I love it!

I would bring yours back and throw them in the car or picnic basket.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:40 AM   #5
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I bought a folding chef's knife for travel.

A.G. Russell Knives | A.G. Russell™ Folding Hochos

I love it!

I would bring yours back and throw them in the car or picnic basket.

Interesting. Never saw that kind of knife before.

I may bring them back home. Haven't decided yet.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:42 AM   #6
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I'm out of touch with air travel, you can pack plastic knives in your check-in luggage, but not metal ones?
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I'm out of touch with air travel, you can pack plastic knives in your check-in luggage, but not metal ones?

These knives are metal blades with plastic handles. I have been packing regular kitchen knives (Chicago Cutlery) in my checked-in luggage for years with no issue.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:48 AM   #8
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Thanks. I was thinking they were one of those new fangled do it all knives like you see on QVC that are made out of some kind of plastic/resin. The sheaths through me off.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:52 AM   #9
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You can pack any kind of knife you want in your checked luggage, but not even a plastic knife in your carry on. After all, you don't have access to knives that are in the cargo area, and knives with no one to wield them can't hurt anyone :)
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:48 PM   #10
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You can pack any kind of knife you want in your checked luggage, but not even a plastic knife in your carry on. After all, you don't have access to knives that are in the cargo area, and knives with no one to wield them can't hurt anyone :)
I've seen lots of movies where the bad guys retrieved their weapons from the cargo hold...



Yeah, I guess if you can put a gun in the cargo hold, you can put a knife.
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