Yes, a pocket knife is my earliest memory of edc. I got my first real pocket knife with a tackle box when I was 5. Before that I played with toy knives. After that a pocket knife was in my pocket throughout my childhood and into adulthood. Never carried a lighter. In recent years I've carried strike anywhere matches in a Marbles match safe, but I've gotten out of the habit more recently. I do see their usefulness though. I just don't use them often enough to want them taking up pocket space most days.