Coin purse looks like a grenade

Is this grenade-shaped coin purse cartoonish enough to avoid the attention of TSA officers?

Grenade-shaped key and coin case



  1. My cousin nearly was detained at the airport for having a ~3cm pistol shaped keychain bauble, which was cast out of a single chunk of pewter and clearly non functional in any respect other than being a keychain bauble.

    1. I bought this in Japan and sent it to my dad as a birthday present! What a coinsidence!
      Anyway, the company makes other similar dangeresque baubles as well. 

      1. How about getting a tactical vest and hanging half a dozen off them? 100% guaranteed to ruin your day, or life.

      2. It was a 3-d metal relief, not a print. A 3-d metal relief can look like a real gun when watched trough an airport scanner, which triggers security procedures.

  2. You could carry a bomb onto an airplane inside a laptop computer, and no one in the TSA would bat an eye. Just be sure to make it out of TATP and put it in the battery pack in such a way that it looks legit on an xray. On the other hand, discussing exactly that concept in the TSA waiting line would get you thrown in jail.

  3. What on earth would compel someone to talk about bombs, at a security checkpoint, in a crowded place full of people? Maybe in jail he’d at least learn that there’s a time and a place for everything.

    1. What on earth would compel someone to talk about bombs, at a security checkpoint, in a crowded place full of people?

      A desire for free speech. Discussing the topic isn’t the same as yelling, “I have a bomb!”

      1. Fair enough.  I’m the type to be on edge when I’m stuck next to someone who really wants to have a conversation about something I’d rather not think about, like pro wrestling, or Jesus, let alone explosives.

        Mostly, I just want to exercise my right to exist peacefully in a personal bubble of non-communication, which I can usually manage through technology.  Save for takeoffs, landings, and checkpoints.

        1. Just stare straight at the person and loudly say, “I like your hair.” Try to blow a spit bubble while you’re doing it. They’ll go away.

        2.  You’d best avoid the new sports entertainment, demolition, theology show then; “Nitro Messiah Takedown Extreme”

  4. TSA has stopped someone carrying a toy soldier because it had a gun. I’m sure the grenade purse or grenade mug would both cause problems.

  5. The worst part is that grenades have not looked like that for 50 years now.  It’s like someone getting worked up over a “bomb” that is a black ball with a big cloth fuse sticking out of it. 

    1. “Artichoke, officer. This is an artichoke.” (And yes, I know what an artichoke looks like. Just thinking of what you could say to a TSA agent.)

  6. funny thing is i found one in a store in jerusalem about a month ago and sent it with a friend as a present to europe. went through tlv security without any problems. thats the same security that i saw confiscating a kid’s futuristic looking water pistol. you think the tsa is bad? come to israel and have your cavities checked (for fun as i promise they won’t find the grenade)!

  7. Nothing says “please arrest me” like facsimile weaponry. Not enough time wasted in security checkpoints already? Big joke? Get yer victimhood ya yas out on yer own will ya.

    1.  Probably made in China, in a labor camp. But, what a riot toting cheap plastic pistols, hand grenades, etc. Little kids have been killed because their toy guns looked real to trigger happy cops. Given today’s climate with mass murders becoming almost a daily occurrence, give it a rest. This is just stupid.

      1. “Given today’s climate with mass murders becoming almost a daily occurrence…”

        I wonder if they outlawed the carrying of toy swords during the Crusades?

        We live in a relative age of peace and wonder. Enjoy it.

        1.  Yes, relative to other eras, but as individuals we can do a lot better. Walking around with fake hand grenades on your belt (in my book) doesn’t contribute nor do plastic weapons inspire “wonder” in me. At least not the positive kind.

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