Knife? I'm not talking about a knife as a weapon, but a knife as a tool and emergency resource. Several years ago, horrified onlookers could only watch as a woman whose clothing had somehow caught in the machinery of an escalator was strangled to death. NOBODY HAD A SIMPLE POCKETKNIFE, or she could have been freed before it was too late. When I was a kid, right after the War of 1812, nearly all men and boys, and a great many women and girls, carried pocketknives. We needed them more often then, of course. Packages were tied with string, and nothing was sold in those wretched bubble packs that require a chainsaw and C4 to open. There were pencils (remember them?) to sharpen. Cheese and bologna generally weren't sold pre-sliced. And so on--you get the point. But a pocketknife can literally be a lifesaver even today, and short of that can be damned useful. In addition to my carry gun in my right front pocket, in the left I have two knives: a Swiss Army type (the model that till recently was actually issued to Swiss troops) primarily for the tools; and one for cutting, usually a three-bladed stockman pattern. I don't often need to use them anymore, though there certainly are times I do. But I'd feel as naked and unprepared without them as without my gun. Do you carry a knife as a tool?