I carry a knife with me pretty much 24hrs of the day, have done since i was a wee boy but then again unlike many of the IT/City working/Business led crowd on here i have always lived in the country, specifically growing up in very rural locations in Galloway/Argyll. We used to carry our knifes to school, along with our fishing rods as we all fished in the burn that ran outside the school at lunchtimes, admittingly there was only 15 kids in the entire primary school and we all used to share one big classroom so i expect my childhood upbringing was as far removed from 99% of stw'ers as humanly possible, i also used to ride my CR Arrow 50cc motocross bike to primary school if i missed the community bus so i guess that's another weird one for folk to get their head around - not everyone is brought up in large communities and as such so called "social norms" do not apply to the entirety of the population.
I generally carry at all time my Kershaw Damascus Scallion as i find myself using it upteen times a day to open packaging at work or just as handy round the farm at weekends, if i don't have that one clipped into my pocket i prob have my Kershaw OD-2 as it fits so unobtrusively in my pocket yet can hold a very keen edge.
And for those who condemn the owning of a pocket knife i imagine they also find it rather perturbing as to why folk would feel the need for possesing such a "vicious" object, as an example i was up at a mates farm t'day and used my Damascus to : slice open a bag of colostrum, and cut open a sterile plastic teet wrapper, opened a few boxes, cut cable ties, topped some plants in the walled garden & sliced my apples (4 front crowns so can't bite into apples), cut the courgettes,spinach/peppers/squash for tea cut twine to tie up pheasant feeders and more but i'm getting bored now so i'll shut up. Tomorrow at my other workplace i'll use it upmteen times a day opening bags and boxes so i consider i am justified to carry it with me 24hrs a day, if the law says otherwise then the law is an absolute **** arse and i'd happily take my day in court to argue otherwise and i'd win.
If you think carrying a locking pocket knife is an illegal offence then how'd you feel about me carrying a 15" stihl bushhook and 350mm silky saw along with a felling axe? - all those items are currently sat in the boot of my car along with a chainsaw and a cartridge nailgun/driver that i was using to fix roofing sheets onto one of the cowshed roofs t'day?.
If you're a wee Glasgow ned stoating about wi a plukie face, wearing trackie bottoms and brandishing a 4" serrated tomato knife whilst swigging fae a bottle o' buckie then fair game - you deserve a kicking and a night in the cells followed by court and a suspended sentence but for the vast majority of the population who carry a pocket knife?, to brand then as "breaking the law" for carrying a knife is **** ludicrous.