As has been said before, To Each Their Own. Yes, I do pretty much EDC one. Actually two come to think of it. One is a little Gerber Artifact carried almost everyday and the other is a short, light weight hardware store one made of steel that stays in the pack. Total weight for both is so light I do not notice them. Then again I'm the type of guy that has the task done and is walking on to do the next one while everyone else is still thinking, "Gee, I thought it was in here. Where did I leave it?" Don't use them often but then again I have never, ever snapped off the tip of a blade. There are some jobs that a bar is the only tool that will do. If you are creative there are a lot of tasks that they are good at handling.