Set of brass knuckles found at Buffalo Airport makes TSA’s 2017 most unusual items list


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A set of brass knuckles- dubbed by the Transportation Security Administration as a “face tenderizer” made the TSA’s 2017 list of most unusual finds.

The brass knuckles, located in a carry-on bag at the Buffalo International Airport, made the number 10 spot on the list.

Some of the other top unusual items caught at TSA checkpoints in 2017 include a scythe in a carry-on bag, located at John Wayne Airport Orange County (SNA), “Satan’s Pizza Cutter”, found in a carry-on bag at Honolulu International Airport (HNL), and “festively wrapped” narcotics, found inside a checked bag at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

For a full list of the top unusual items, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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