After arriving at the Christchurch NZ airport for the return flight to the U.S., I remebered I had my pocket knife in my pants pocket. When it was my turn to go through security, I offered it the NZ security officer. He politely returned it to me then said "We don't worry too much about the little things here in New Zealand, but you will most likely lose it when you go through customs in L.A.!"
He was right, when we landed at LAX, the knife was confinscated and I ws given a very strongly worded lecture!
The transfer of our hunting rifles was faily seamless, but we did get several "looks" from other passangers as we carried our stuff from the international terminal to the domestic terminal for check-in!