When I was growing up, every man carried a knife in his pocket. Heck every kid carried one also. Especially, out in the country where they were an absolute necessity for innumerable chores. No single tool is reached for more often day to day out in farm country and few are probably given less thought, than the knife in a pocket. But, there was a distinct difference in the knives carried between the old-timers and us kids; the od-timer’s knives were sharp!