Unfortunately not for her though. My sister's boyfriend, currently a MD resident, has just started grad school at Temple and is moving to the area. I think he's technically in Manayunk, but my impression is that Temple isn't exactly a "low-crime" area. Anyway, she's asked my advice on a pocket knife she can buy him for self-defense. Naturally I think there's a much more effective self-defense tool he could be carrying.
I'm thinking I may need to bring him to the range and see how it goes. I know if I were living near Philly I'd want to carry, but then again I'm a gun nut...
I looked up PA knife laws and didn't see any blade length limitations like we have here in Delaware. Are there any weird, obscure knife laws to be aware of? Is Philly OK? (It's funny I ask that, because I've carried my benchmade in Philly before and thought nothing of it till I got home.)
I'm also thinking I need to stress that my sister have something when she go to visit, even if it's just some Fox Labs pepper spray. She's about Breda's size, and quite frankly I worry. I am her older brother, so I guess it's my job to worry.
UPDATE - Looks like Sebastian has already covered PA knife laws, and I commented on his post. It also seems a pocketknife is illegal to carry in Philly. I'm sorry but that's goddamn ridiculous.