I believe, IMHO, that anyone who carries a medium or large knife should also have a tiny utility blade to use around the general public. Sheeple always think a knife is much larger than its actual size. For many years I carried an Al Mar SERE folder, and I mean the BIG one made in the 80's. My co-workers were often alarmed when they saw it and I was often told it was illegal. But, no, the blade was 4 inches, and the legal limit in Texas is 5.5 inches. (Not that I have to worry; in Texas peace officers can carry just about anything, being an exeption to the weapons statutes in the penal code.) It may seem "cool" to scare sheeple, but just remember that someday, you may have to use a knife in self-defense, and an investigator, who is trying to determine whether charges should be filed, may very well interview co-workers, classmates, and others who know you. It is not a good idea to be known as the scary guy who likes to frighten people with his knives. By the way, I do believe in the right to carry weapons, and in the right of self-defense, and that most weapons laws are misguided.