Ever since I was 4 years old I have had a knife in my pocket every day, even at school, all levels. I'm from a generation that never considered carrying a pocket knife threatening. The rage in the 70's was the Buck lockback folder which carried over into the 80's. In the 90's one hand openers exploded and are today's norm. Spring assist knives from the late 90's are still cool, but common. The obvious next step are the switchblades, once taboo, but finally legal in Texas. However, I don't know anyone that carries one everyday. A lot of gun and knife guys have always had at least one on the desk for opening mail and fidgeting with when on boring business calls. Or someone will bring one to a shoot to show off, then put it in the safe when he gets home. Are we just conditioned since they have been illegal for so long? I love them. I have about a dozen that range from ok quality to very nice. But I don't carry one. I reckon for me, it's a safety and speed issue. That is, fear that it may open while I'm carrying, which means I need to use the safety if available. That means a slow draw/activation. Thus, I'm much faster with a one hander and have piece of mind that it will stay closed while carrying. How bout you?