Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I firmly believe having my LM Wave on me saved my life or from great bodily harm! I semi frequently deliver furniture to west and east Baltimore. On this particular day I was I in the "blue light district" of west Baltimore. For those of you that are not familiar, there is so many shootings and homicides in that area. So much so that the "blue lights" record gun shots and take pictures of the entire area when a gunshot or flash of the barrel happens. This day way 4 days after the riots ended. I was in one of the 'hoods where the riot occured. When my day started I had no idea I was going to Baltimore. I got a call from my part time boss asking to help with a delivery after hours at my full-time job and I agreed. I was carrying a mora clipper, a tactical pen, surefire lumamax L4 and my dear friend the LM Wave. When I know I am going to Baltimore I usually carried a Cold Steel recon 1xl and a Case trapper. Cold Steel for self defense and the slip joint for actual cutting tasks. I don't like the idea of carrying a bright orange fixed blade in Baltimore. We had to deliver around 40 chairs and 10 large office type tables to two guys starting a business. We got the the job around 11pm. It was a very sketchy and obviously dangerous area. Plus it was at night and tension from the riots were definitely in the air. The two guys were sitting on chairs outside obviously drunk and passing around a bottle of Southern Comfort. But were nice to me and my boss. It didn't take long before a guy asked them for a dollar and they gave him one. He then proceeded to tell the other panhandlers that he was giving out dollars. He was giving out dollars left and right. He was drunk and loose. I was sort of grateful because when we go to these areas I get harassed for money or to hire them for help. Then after bringing in a chair I went to get another piece and some guy was moving a desk (uninvited) off the truck. I cussed at him because I believe he was stealing it. The customer then gave him a 5$ bill (he had a stack on him, must be well known in that 'hood) the customer got mad at me for not paying him. He moved the desk 4 feet without permission. Then word rapidly spread that if you try to "help" you get 5$. That brought on plenty of attenton! My boss stayed inside the building pretty much the whole time leaving me alone outside. I finally got everything loaded off the truck and into the business and my boss and the customers locked me outside. In the ghetto and it's now around 3am. Plus the work truck was locked. Then the smell of marijuana started to fill the air. I heard loud violent music, laughter and glass breaking from 2 blocks away. I finally saw what was going on. A group of around 50 people making their way in my direction. Punching car windows and smashing beer bottles. I have to admit that I was terrified! I started to bang hard on the business door and was Ignored I know they heard me. I was getting ready to hide in the back of the box truck. When I said it was locked I meant the cab. Just I opened up the back they started yelling threats calling me names I won't post here and getting excited. They were about half a block away one even kicked a stray cat and they erupted in laughter. At this point my boss barely stuck his head out of the door of the business and told me that many of the chairs were loose. That the customer wasn't happy with his purchase...... That's when I told him that my dear friend the LM Wave could save the day and he let me in!!! It took 20 minutes to fix all of the chairs. I lived and the guys were happy with their purchase! BTW before I got let inside I was having bottles thrown at me. Even though they didn't come close. Sorry this was so long but it had to be. I asked on a different thread yesterday if you guys wanted to hear this story. A few dudes said yes. Then I said I'd post it today. You guys (in fun) gave me a hard time. I knew it would be long and I had too many beers. Plus I had to get up early.