I carry a knife simply because my Dad did and his dad and in my mothers side as far back as I can remember. A knife is a tool. I hate this tactical "fad" cause that is all it is. I have never heard of a knife carry permit. But they do have them for guns. If you are so scared you have to have a "tacticle knife" well why don't you wise up and get a gun. But Yes I know in the other countries mentioned that is a big bad wolf and you cannot do so. But in this country it is not. I say get a gun. I read this tacticle BS so much I want to puke. I grew up working on a farm. You cut sting off of hay bales. You cut leather on the new saddle strap because it was a bit long. I do not think those horses needed a tacticle knife to have that done on their saddles. I have a so called "tacticle knife" right now with custom scales. I traded the guy because he was so interested in a knife or flashlight I had. I will look and see what it is. It has done nothing but sit on my dresser. Mint. VG-10 I believe. Heck cant remember the name I will go look "wow it is this big old hunkin Kershaw in VG-10 8.25" open. Wished I could remember the name. It is useless to me. Probably out of place to say or do anything here but you see who I am. I will find the name. Other than that I use a knife even in Resturants to cut my steak. Beats those butterknives they call steak knives. Whittle a fat stick "fuzzy stick" to start the kingling to get the fire going. Thats all for now folks. I suppose i just grew up in the wrong age to be scared so i have to carry a "tacticle" knife Hehe.