If you feel lonely down there, try coming up to Canada. We are undergoing a megatrend of political correctness of tremendous proportions. At least in the urban areas anyway.
I carry an Endura, you should see the looks when I whip it out, use it and put it away. Someone will usually say something like "that's quite a weapon" or something else stupid like that. I usually respond with "This? This is a tool...it is NOT a weapon." I, personally, never carry a knife for the purpose of using it as a weapon, as I am not trained in the proper use of a kife as a defensive weapon.
Did you know that they've banned crossbows in the city I live in (Ottawa). The city newspaper did a whole story on the availability of knives to youth gang members. Front page stuff, with a big picture of a real 'nasty' looking knife. The knife had a double edge, with a split down the middle, and two little edges pop out of the handle when a lever is pushed. It seems, according to the article, that gang members are attracted to this one particularly deadly knife. (Which turns out to be a cheap reproduction of a 'Klingon' knife, of STAR TREK fame). The author went on about how they were able to purchase a knife from a knife store without producing identification. Apparently, the media here have the belief that we should have some sort of registration for knife purchases.
Pretty scary. If the media wants to create a demand for something they have the ability to do it. Not a good city for a knife enthusiast.
We are moving backwards. It won't be long before no one will know how to survive with the basic tools. People today assume that if a tool is primitive that it is evil, and has no purpose any more.
It is sad.
I wish people could get over the appearance of objects. It is not the look that makes them more deadly. I don't know if the Klingon knife would be any worse stuck in my chest than a bread knife, or even a butter knife for that matter.
At least south of the border, it seems you folks hold onto your rights more vehemently than us.
Sorry, didn't mean to rant.