We humans are tool users, and since we have opposable thumbs rather than sharp fangs or claws sharp cutting implements tend to come in handy.*
I can't think of a single gun blogger I've met who doesn't carry a knife (or a couple of em) on a daily basis. I own and carry a gun with the sincere hope that I'll never have to use it. My knives on the other hand get carried and used regularly.
Since I lost the 3" KaBar I bought at the NRA Convention in May and my Benchmade Mini Pika is really beaten up I decided to go on a little sharp & pointy shopping spree. It never hurts to have a handful of pocketknives, in case you lose a few or give them away. I also figured this was an opportunity to pick up a fixed blade knife, filling a gaping hole in my collection of bladed tools
*unless you live in the UK where humans are actually regressing.
According to anti-gunner logic these small blades make me a dangerous man. They're right! I once cut my hand using the Kershaw to shotgun beers back in college and I a few years ago a kitchen knife fell off the counter and landed point down in my big toe. Surely that along with criminal stabbings mean average citizens can't be trusted with simple cutting tools.
Top to bottom - CRKT Peck (keychain knife) Gerber Evo Jr., CRKT Drifter, CRKT Pazoda 2, and my old Kershaw Vapor. To the right is a KaBar USMC fighting knife.
Of course as luck would have it I found my little KaBar right after getting four new folders.