- Oct 28, 2005
because a spoon doesn't cut it
That whole question is really ridiculous to me as I've been carrying a pocket knife for 60+ years !! And yes the ask me for my knife when they need one .They watch me do the cutting but don't seem to change their views.
There are jurisdictions out there, i.e. the UK, and individual authority figures who may ask you for what reason you carry a knife. ("For protection" is the wrong answer!) As if you needed a reason ...
My good reason to carry a knife is that God gave me rather weak teeth and rudimentary claws in an evolutionary trade-off. The hairy-armed person who figured out how to put an edge on a suitable rock made it possible for us to be recognizably human in the first place. I wear a wristwatch whether or not I have an appointment to keep, and I carry a pen and/or pencil because I am a literate person whether or not I have a specific writing task ahead of me, and I carry a knife because I am a human and not an ape.
A knife comes in handy for all sorts of random tasks that involve separating matter. Like cutting a string, or making a sandwich, or opening a package. It can also come in handy in an emergency, which need not involve a human assailant, and emergencies are by their nature unforseen, so one should carry a knife all the time.
And in a perfect world where nobody needed a weapon, I'd probaby carry a slightly larger knife, because it wouldn't scare people.
(For some longer thoughts in this direction, visit Daithi's essay at www.knives.com )
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[This message has been edited by James Mattis (edited 06-18-2000).]
I am an American living in Europe and I get people calling my psycho and all kinds of other names because I love knives. It is a fun and interesting hobby for me. Those same people ALWAYS look to me first when they need a knife to cut something.
That is why I carry a knife; because sometimes you need one and you don't know when you will need it to do work with. why do I carry higher end knives? Because I like quality and reliability.