Today in work i took a knife in to show somebody that has been a hunter in his past, the knife i took in is not a big knife, its only about 10" with half and half blade and handle, (5"-5") I took it in to get some sharpening tips as its a hollow grind.
Well a few people saw me talking to this man and him looking at the knife, and studying it.
then they said.. "woahhh, what you gunna do with that?"
It then became apparent to me that the knife is not even thought of as a tool, its been demonised as an offensive weapon, and that's the way everyone sees it.
Then a woman said "what you doing with that? you could kill somebody with that if you wanted" too which i replied, i could kill somebody with an ashtray if i wanted, does that make them illegal?
I find it a shame that people cant see knives as the tool they are, and not as the offensive weapon they are known as.
yes i know there are Rambo style knife designed to kill, but this one i took into work wasn't anything like that.
If i go to a meetup with you guys, i EXPECT you to be carrying knives with you,