So... Before I go head to head with the TSA, what can we carry in our checked baggage? I'd like to take my LeatherMan Tool to Peru. The TSA Prohibited Items List says what can not be carried in carry-on, but does not cover checked bags. I'm guessing it will be fine, but I would like to double check first.
and if I want to bring back a cool machette or something like that, can it be checked, or must it be mailed?