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Old 10-18-2012, 4:58 PM
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Default do those "ceramic" knives get past metal detectors?

Or are they mostly steel with some 'ceramic' entrained in the metal?
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Old 10-18-2012, 5:02 PM
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No metal in my kitchen knives. No metal (except copper springs and pins) in my old Blackie Collins plasitic "letter openers". But, I wouldn't want to get caught taking either one into a secured enviornment. Well, Disneyland would be an exception.
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Old 10-19-2012, 3:04 PM
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No metal in my kitchen knives. No metal (except copper springs and pins) in my old Blackie Collins plasitic "letter openers". But, I wouldn't want to get caught taking either one into a secured enviornment. Well, Disneyland would be an exception.
For sure; you never know when a pirate will attack you while walking thru Disneyland.
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Old 10-19-2012, 3:06 PM
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Yesthey will go through. But carrying a ceramic knive is a felony. I remember reading that off of the doj.
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Old 10-20-2012, 6:24 PM
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I don't know if there is an industry standard, but at least one company (the name escapes me) puts some metal in the ceramic mix so it will not defeat metal detectors.
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It's not a felony, I carry one daily, got it at a knife store for $70. Ye they can go though metal detectors but so can a garote. Don't try it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 2:29 PM
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Most reputable manufacturers of these "ceramic" (they are actually zirconium) knives include enough metal in them to set off standard metal detectors.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:06 AM
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I have several ceramic knives made by Kyocera...awesome cutting tools, and from a show I saw on their manufacture, they do add a small amount of metal to the silica mix so that they will show up on many metal detectors. As mentioned above, don't try to see if they will get through!
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i knew i should have bought a bunch of these a long time back. now they are making them to not get by.

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Have you ever imagine that besides the gold metal detector can also be used as the security device? Now it is very common, for example before you entered into the railway station and get on the airplane, both you and your package will be checked by various kinds of device and among them the gold metal detector is really excellent as they are sensitive about metal materials since they can give out an indication when they detects them.
Seriously? I don know of anyone of any credibility who would use a treasure hunting detector in lieu of the many detectors designed for law enforcement or security use. Treasure hunting devices have their purpose, but there is better equipment for LE/security use.

I have worked extensively with metal detectors since 1999. I have worked with (programing, set up, and tech support) the US Olympic Committee in Salt Lake, the US Secret Service Presidential Security Detail, US Marshals Service, LA Sheriff, LA Superoir Court, San Bernardino County Sheriff, Sony Pictures, the Oakland Coliseum, and others in the security aspects gloving metal detectors.

I am certified by Garrett Metal Detectors to repair their equipment and instruct others in the use of the equipment.
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My understanding is the manufacturer places trace amounts metal into the knife so it will not pass through a metal detector.
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Old 12-24-2012, 9:26 AM
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Hide one in your pocket next time you fly, don't declare it and there's your answer.
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Old 12-25-2012, 6:21 PM
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There is a company that did make completely composite materials knives..
That knives it made were sold to bonafide LE and Military..You had to provide a copy of ID in order to purchase.
It is not detectable at all..there is no metal in the knife and none in the sheath. It is completely non detectable..
I won't reveal the name of the company..but it's out there..
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