Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
I always carry a knife, but I don't even think of it as a self-defense weapon. I just carry it in case my horse were to somehow get tangled up in lead ropes, reins, etc. I once tied a horse that went psycho and fell. If I hadn't had a knife, I might not have been able to get her released safely. I cut the rope.
I carry one of those, too...it is all of 3 inches (folded), and has been used twice. But, like you said...it doesn't seem like much of a "reliable" weapon.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.