I’m not exactly sure when I started carrying an EDC (Everyday Carry) knife, but I’ve long held that it is tool without which no responsible Sheepdog leaves home (local laws permitting, of course). Most people outside of military, law enforcement and hunting/outdoor communities don’t understand why one would need to carry a utility knife in modern, urban life. EDC knives, however, are amazingly handy for basic everyday tasks like opening boxes or packages to various shrink-wrapped consumer goods (there are more than you think). Second, it is a last-ditch, emergency defensive tool that is legal is many places in the United States. While everyday tasks and personal safety are great reasons for carrying a pocket knife everyday, I think this video sums up the third and most important reason: you just never know when an EDC knife might save your life or that of a fellow citizen.
Justin Li is the Inventor/Owner of Qore Performance, Inc. and a sworn Law Enforcement Officer. From time to time he'll be sharing stories from his own real life experiences in sports and law enforcement life on our blog.