# Can pilots take multitools on board in Canada?

Can pilots in other countries or Canada carry Swiss army knives onboard on commercial flights? Passengers are not allowed to do that in Canada.

• Funny thing is, they often (always?) have an axe in the cockpit. – PerlDuck Oct 1 '19 at 18:36
• is that an international standard for axes to always be available? – verve Oct 1 '19 at 18:38
• I only found this: "FAA Section 91.513 states: “Each airplane accommodating more than 19 passengers must be equipped with a crash axe." – PerlDuck Oct 1 '19 at 18:40
• In Geneva you can even buy them as a passenger at the airport (after passing security). No problem, as long as the blade is shorter than 6cm. – Bianfable Oct 1 '19 at 19:02
• Axe, shotguns...some people take that zombie thing rather serious. – Peter Oct 1 '19 at 19:43

its maybe allowed when the total length is smaller then your hand but i$$`$$m not sure if this rule applies to pilots.