...............i don't know! I walked into the supermarket and pulled out my bowie at the meat department and got a similar response. Come to think about it..I got the same response out in the parking lot and all the way into the store. In fact..I swear there were a bunch of people dialing up their cell phones!! Moral of the story: " there's a place for everything"..if something is out of place, don't expect the "normal" reaction" There's an old adage that I try to follow: " Respect people's fears and you give them nothing to fear"
I've had to explain to most of the people I work with that to me a knife is a tool before a weapon. Especially a single edged drop point folder. Lol. In the beginning they were like "OMG Y U HAZ KNIFE?!?!?!?!". Now they don't even notice it cause they're used to it. Even got one guy interested in carrying a knife! However, somehow he got dead set on getting an expensive benchmade, which he can't afford. So he's still without a blade, and he won't listen to me that he doesn't need to drop 150- 200 bucks to get a good EDC knife. Lol. :/
yeah all my friends are like that they ask me what i have clipped to my pocket and i tell them its a knife and all of a sudden they think i go around stabbing people. i even had some people look at me weird for carying a swiss army knife!
yeah I work in retail so people get freaked out easy possiably because i was pulling out a cold steel scimitar...lol talk about tatical. needless to say my manager got some complaints about the associates carrying weapons at work and we all got in trouble so i now carry a kershaw Oso sweet and a Swiss Army knife tinker to work but i always have a cold steel folder and some sort of fixed blade in my car.
the worst time was i work at a summer camp, and i do alot of the boat maitnence and whatnot around the camp and i just had a cheapo buck folder and the one time i had to pull it out in front of people most of them freaked because of how "big" it was. Now i've grown up with knives all my life and i just wasn't even thinking that a 2.5 in blade was big but whatever. I just made sure i didn't pull out my coldsteel AK-47. any suggestions of another good edc knife i can have with me up at this camp? I learned the first week not to take any high dollar knives up there cause i lost 3 knives to the lake this past summer.
If I know that pulling out my normal edc might raise eyebrows, I just pull out my keys and use one of my little knives on there.
On the other side of things, I live in a house with six women and have for over six months. I can walk around the house with a fixed blade on my belt for fun and they don't even bat an eye anymore. I can also just walk around flipping open a knife and they don't even cast a glance.
You guys would get a kick outta me.I am like a walking knife rights exhibitionist.I always have a fixed blade visibly showing unless I am in a bar/official building.I carry a tactical folder if not a fixed.Yes some may raise the brow when I pull a blade out for use,but I am clearly using it as a tool.I use my edc to cut food and eat with,and other multiple functions.I try not to draw attention,but if the sheple dont accept it, well, I am only using my 2nd constitutional AMERiCAN Right!Have a knife day!
The Spydie is'nt a small knife,and I know what reactions come from -them- very well.I carry a sheapfriendly blade as well as a larger knife.I put my fixed blade in my pack if riding to town...usually.The small knife I have used frequently among public at large is a lil Spyderco Honey Bee.I wear it as a necklace and it has proved to be fully functional.Its a mini police style folder.Even the sheeple say "oh what a cute little knife"