I would expect nothing less from the flagship media mouthpiece of Nanny Bloomberg, but this piece by Stan Parish leaves me seething. It is titled : “Looking Sharp: Meet Your Sexy Stay-at-Home Knife“, and it starts out with this inflammatory statement – posed like it should invoke no reasonable disagreement:
“In this era of search-happy security, carrying a knife isn’t just an anachronism; it’s a terrible idea. So let’s retire the term pocketknife, along with the practice it implies.”
The author’s dismissiveness of what you and I consider a fundamental right makes my skin crawl. Which is unfortunate because the author has an eye for nice blades, and at least enough knowledge to understand what makes a better than average knife.
The author’s premise is that a gentleman should have a blade or two at home that go beyond utility. Ok so far. He gives some great examples of knives that he feel
” have least one purely decorative touch, a non-functional note that says this blade’s for unboxing well-packaged wine…”
But he finishes this statement with another dig at those of us who EDC:
“not standing your ground”
FFS, give me a break.
He goes on to name 5 knives, a mix of production and custom: A Magnus Axelson Desk Scalpel, Art Washburn Sabretooth, CRKT Ken Onion Swindle, Spyderco Puukko, and a PJ Ernest Integral knife. All solid choices for his premise.
However, if you have a nice knife that could function beyond the four walls of your home, you should feel as an American that you have the right to carry said knife if it is the tool which you feel is best suited for the situations you may encounter.