Listening to the radio recently, and this gal on a morning show was shocked by someone carrying a pocket knife in Austin. This got me to thinking. Growing up I learned that you carry a pocket knife with you, not as a weapon but as an essential everyday tool. The edge is arguably man's most important invention and you can get a lot done with a knife. I was curious as to how many of you grew up the same way I did, and if anyone grew up in or lives in a place where pocket knives are considered weapons and nothing more. I'm very interested to hear everyone's perspective/opinion.