I agree. The blade will probably keep it out of carry on luggage however unless they changed the rules. But I seldom travel by air anymore. Truth is I never much cared for air travel after the initial cool factor wore off. This little guy is going to stay in my vehicle. There are two places I really notice my finger nails... at my desk and driving long distances. Got the desk location abundantly covered with tools. It will not replace my Small Tinker.