I dont pay to much attention to others when I need to use my knife...Its there for me to use and thats what I do. Its not something I play with or anything like that. I used to carry a 5 dollar Kobalt folding utility razor knife for about a year for all my cutting tasks, and even something as tool looking as it got looks. But my job remodeling mall stores called for a sharp blade generally several times a day to cut boxes and shrink wrap off of materials...Now that I'm out of that line of work, I have been carrying a Benchmade Vex, and soon a full size Griptilian. Here in Ga there aren't any restrictions as far as I know. I don't carry my 3550 Pardue ever as its illegal for me to even own that blade. Usually depending on what people who see me using my knife say or do determines how I react. I might just call them a moron or sheep or something and leave it at that if I hear rude and/or stupid comments, or if they are nice about it I will just tell them I use it for only for cutting things that need to be cut. Doesn't usually stop people from thinking your gonna murder them though. :rant: I also carry a small Winchester non-locking 2 blade folder I got from wal-mart for the very sensitive and delicate insecure people. It can't be drawn or closed without two hands so generally no one really has the right to say jack to me. So yeah, I don't care what others think, unless its gonna make a huge scene with them complaining, but I don't show off my knives except to friends when I get a new one. They humor me sometimes but they are like most and don't see the purpose of being equipped with a knife for daily uses. Doesn't stop em from complaining when they need one though. Proving how stupid people can be let me tell a story. One morning in Panama City, FL my boss walked out of the back of the store we were remodeling, which happened to be a "Man Alive", and to his truck parked no more than 7 feet from the back door of that particular mall store carrying a large ORANGE NAIL GUN, which also needs to be hooked up to compressor to even function. He was taking it to Home Depot to get it swapped or something as it was defective. Well about 5 minutes later 2 Panama City LEO's come in the back of the store with guns drawn while me and the one other employee were in the middle of running some screws with out cordless drills. They made us put the drills(Yellow Dewalts FYI) down still at gunpoint and they were a good 20 feet away...As if we were going to blow them away with out dewalts LOL. Apparently someone in the parking lot had called the law saying my boss had walked out of the back door with a gun in his hand. I'm sorry but how can you mistake a HUGE orange framing nailgun for a handgun? I've never even seen a orange handgun period. Needless to say after we explained the cops had a good laugh with us about it and let us go on about our work.