I know that it is a personal choice to be discreet around others, and it's a choice that should be made so that you feel comfortable. I guess I just view it like this: I have a knife. I like my knife. I want to use it whenever I can. It has made my life so much easier having it handy. This is who I am. If a friend or family doesn't like it, then I guess it's too bad. They can open their minds and accept me for who I am, or they can keep their minds closed and away from me. I won't change or hide myself so that others feel better about being around me. I've been fortunate enough, I guess, that nobody has ever questioned my knife carrying.