Common sense is probably your best vehicle when determining what items the TSA will allow you to carry-on when traveling by air. For example meat cleavers, swords, firearms, axes, billy clubs, brass knuckles, hand grenades, etc…..are not allowed. Darn, I like to carry my nunchucks with me wherever I go.
You get the picture, not that the average Joe is going to be packing such militant and martial arts type objects. However there were a few items on the list that did surprise me: snow globes (or like decorations), gel type candles, gel shoe inserts, most sporting equipment and recently marshmallow fluff (not on the actual list but my co-worker’s son lost his to security coming back from Quebec on a school trip last month).
For the complete list, so you don’t get your favorite shoe inserts, snack or gift for grandma confiscated, visit the TSA at http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm . Happy trails from Irv’s Luggage!