Some TSA screeners who talked with KITV said fewer banned items could mean security checkpoints may move a little faster in the future.
That is worth the additional risk according to some travelers.
"It's a small pocketknife. I don't think it will be that dangerous. I think it will be alright, anything to speed this up would be better," said Illinois resident Jim Tate.
To some flyers though, the latest TSA security change cuts too close for comfort.
"What do you need a pocketknife on an airplane? Put it in your luggage when you check in. You never know who is carrying the pocketknife. It might be someone going on a fishing trip or who knows, but I think its way safer the way they have it now," said New Jersey resident Kalen Foley.
Along with the small knives that will clear TSA checkpoints, passengers will be able to bring a pair of golf clubs and even baseball bats shorter than 24 inches that weigh less than 24 ounces.