@Machetero: Actually they are self governed in the Spanish areas. It's called the Autonomous Basque Community or something like that, but they don't get any international representation or consideration.
And Puerto Rico is offically called "The Associated Free State of Puerto Rico", but they aren't a seprate nation either. Quite honestly, I think at the end of this whole thing, we both agree that the Basque should be their own nation, we're just "arguing" over how to refer to them officially or unofficially.
I now carry a knife just in case I ever have to kill someone. I don't carry it for utility. I carry it specifically as a weapon. You never know when you might have to stab a guy in the throat.
If this is the sole purpose you have for carrying, please look into some sort of training. As someone who has trained in various arts with a knife, or against a knife empty hand, I can tell you it isn't as easy as "stab[ing] a guy in the throat." And always take into consideration that if there is a knife involved, you WILL get cut. It's just a matter of how badly, if you survive, and for how long. Also, consider what you are carrying and where you carry it on your person. It can all make a difference in whether or not we are sending flowers to the hospital or a funeral home.
Now that the PSA is over, I have to ask for my own amusement, what are you carrying?
@Napoleon: I am sure we have gone over this before but, what do you mean by "buck knife"? As for your "gang flail", I've had a 3 foot wallet chain since...1998 I think? I know I was still living in NJ and I didn't move until 2000. Anyway, at least once in a martial arts seminar the instructor saw it and decided that an hour of "fluid weapons" training was in order. T'was fun, but being choked by a zip up hoody, zipper against the throat, is not fun... But a wallet chain is an effective improvised weapon!