I always have my Swiss army knife on me or in my bag, -always-. I also usually carry around my switchblade (which I need to put back together...reminds me) with a 5" blade. I walk wherever I need to from town to town unless I'm really in a hurry, so it's a good idea for me to have something with me that'd give me an advantage over an ass on the street when it's dark. I can do some serious damage with just myself, but it gives me piece of mind that I won't have to go through all that to intimidate (or defend) myself if a situation were to arise on my way home in the dark. If I have shorts on, it's in my bag; if I have jeans on, it's either in my back right or front left pocket. If I'm feeling extra edgy I'll toss it in my right hoodie pocket for extra ease. It's more than noticeable that I have a knife on me if I'm not wearing a hoodie or jacket, which is generally enough to make someone think twice about trying to start something.
It helps that a lot of the town will cross the street and walk on the other side of the sidewalk if I'm alone and I'm not looking particularly friendly.
Point being, I wouldn't think twice about anyone else having one unless they had it out and threatening to use it (or they were one of the crazy hobos around here...). I can't be hypocritical and judge someone else for doing the exact same thing I, myself, do, can I? :p
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