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    Hello Everyone,

    I've been using a paddle strop from SRD that I posted about earlier.

    Recently, I needed to travel away from home for about a month so I decided to bring the paddle strop with me. However I was packing until the last second and ran out of space with the check-in bag, so without thinking too much I put it in my carry-on.

    I was on a domestic flight and the TSA agents at the Denver Airport decided to confiscate it since they said it can be used as a blunt force object, like, you can hit someone over the head with it. In my opinion is pretty ridiculous reason since you can hit someone over the head with a laptop too, and they allow those in carry-on. I was close to missing my flight, unfortunately, so didn't have time to argue over it, plus even if I did don't think it would have helped. Anyway, that really sucks cause I can't get that strop anymore. They did let me keep the leather portion of it though, so I've just been putting it in my hand and stropping that way, which is not ideal.

    - ecks

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    First off, sorry to hear that but you never know what airport security will take into their tiny little minds to do it seems.

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    That just sucks. Crazy. I agree it dont make sense. But thanks for the heads up. I fly out of DIA when I do fly and that place is a mad house. A city on its own.
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    I'm guessing that is looked like some sort of club since it has a handle on it. i suppose we will never know though for sure. Maybe if you keep an eye out for it you can buy it back on ebay.
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    You get what you deserve when flying commercially in the United States. Ha! Actually, no one deserves the onslaught of nearly endless punishments from our security theater rum amok.

    (I also sent you a PM discussing an SRD paddle strop of mine that I no longer need for its dust collecting properties.)
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    Of all the shaving-related gear that I thought might ever constitute a threat, I have to say strops sit pretty far down the list.

    I guess you could give someone a good paddlin' with it, but that's just plain bonkers.



    Hope you get yourself sorted with a replacement soon.

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    That's pure B.S.
    If that's the case the telescopic handle on a carry on can be used as a shank. A shoe laces to strangle someone. A couple of TSA luggage locks in a sock as a black jack.
    I bet he just wanted it for himself.
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    Sorry about your strop, that's pretty messed up. Unfortunately, I can't really feel much surprise. I see people over-interpret rules with no application of common sense all the time. Really frustrating.
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    Hahaha, and there is no limit on how many charger cords to can have. Crazy stuff sometimes.
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    TSA Security is overrated!

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