There are a lot of cool reasons that y'all like knives! I'm curious about them, and I want to know which are the most popular reasons.
So: why do you like to carry knives around with you? What do you get the most enjoyment from doing with the knives, and what makes it worth the extra hassle of putting a knife in your pocket every morning and carrying it around all day?
For me it's a mixture of all the reasons, with the lowest importance on self-defense, second lowest on showing them to friends, and the third lowest on needing to cut stuff. There isn't a lot of stuff that actually needs cutting in my life. It is definitely convenient to have a knife or two around on the occasions when I do need one, and it's worth keeping a lightweight Native permanently in my jacket pocket for that, but it's not what I get the most enjoyment from.
Flickability and prettiness are what I enjoy the most in knives. Makes it easier to focus on work when I have something to spin around in my hands, staring at the computer screen, trying to think how to express something so the computer will do what I want it to. And prettiness is just awesome, makes everything better, makes me a bit happier just to hold and look at the pretty thing I have, or to look at my collection and admire the colors and the way the serrations glitter, and how all the different steel types are really cool and required so much awesome engineering and science behind it all. Knives make me happy.
How about you?