I've been with The Firm for nearly two and a half years now and this is the 1st time anyone has ever noticed that I carry a pocket knife. It was our personal trainer who apparently carries a Gerber Paraframe and wanted to know what I had.
A far different reaction than what I occasionally saw at the University of Delaware which was "Oh noes, he's carrying a knife!" God forbid someone actually saw me using it to cut something.
It's possible that carrying one is against company policy (I doubt it, but I don't have our policies here to look at) but this is a decidedly hippie-free environment so it'd probably never be an issue. At UD I actually had one woman who was visually disturbed when my Benchmade Mini Pika came off of my pocket during physical therapy. Yes, our universities are turning out people who have a negative reaction to a 2.9 inch knife in the closed position. Is it any wonder we're becoming more and more like the UK everyday?
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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i'm so glad i share an office with two guys who are open to discussion about this stuff.
one of them teased me for having a rainbow knife...until he borrowed it for something the other day. he realized why i carry it. :)
Ugh. I hear your pain. helped my professor open a box the other day. Pulled out my pocket knife to start cutting open the box and he said
'dude what do you carry a knife for'
to which I replied
'Oh i'm sorry, I'll just leave your shit in the box till you find your scissors'
that changed his tune :)
My company's policy is that anyone carrying a knife be fired immediately.
Been open carrying a knife at work since 1995 with no issues.
It's open, it's obvious and noone has questioned me about it.
I have carried a knife every day on my person since age 6. Anybody that wants to question me can go fuck themselves.
Same here. I carry a knife daily.
So far I've murdered three sandwiches, five oranges and countless cardboard boxes with my current one.
Boy am I dangerous...
Hell, I used to carry a 3.5 inch boy scouts knife all the time (didn't realize it was illegal in DE)
Even worse, I carried into onto commercial airliners an had it on me while being allowed IN THE COCKPIT while the plane was in flight.
Oh how times have changed.
Here's something funny/sad. I can legally carry a gun on me in Philly, but carrying my knife is a misdemeanor.
Kevin - I pulled mine out once to eat lunch at the dining hall in college, as their plastic knives just weren't cutting it. I got some interesting looks.
A good knife is one of those things you should never leave home without. They come in handy for everything, and if it comes down to it a 3 inch knife is better than nothing for self-defense.
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