At the risk of speaking in cliches: this is a matter of personal attitude.
You can see knives as weapons or as tools. You can see them as status symbols or to signify ruggedness. You can pocket them to use them, or to be seen with them. You can think of someone with a knife as a would-be shanker or a fearful potential shankee, or just someone who opens a lot of packages.
It’s frankly the same for EDC gear. You can see it as useful kit, or you can see it as toys for twentysomethings. You can see it as an ounce of prevention or you can see it as just one more way people try to trade money for status. You can think of people who really and non-ostentatiously use everything they carry, or you can think of the ones for whom it is a contest, like the stockbrokers comparing their business cards in American Psycho.
What’s EDC mean to you? I don’t know. I can guess that you have a sense of humor about yourself vis a vis what you buy on Drop.
I can also guess that you already know that knives aren’t necessarily weapons, and that you were more voicing frustration at being repeatedly shown things you didn’t want to buy, than anything else. I am down with that, if so.
Perhaps not and you really do think of them as weapons first.
Me, hell, if that were really the way to see it, okay. But if people are going to arm themselves, and we are speaking of knives and attitudes about them, I’d rather set a tone where people chose a knife as their weapon instead of a gun. Knives don’t go through the wall and kill someone down the block. You gotta have the willingness to close with someone and then shankity-shank-shank to kill someone with a knife, which means people with knives look more for a non lethal alternative than they might if they were locked and loaded. Non lethal alternatives usually turn out measurably better than lethal ones for all parties involved. We are too quick to kill. It takes resolve to kill with a knife. These two things work hand in hand.
The truth is most people reading these words don’t really need what we buy here, just as we never have, and thankfully never will need to engage in lethal combat, elective or otherwise. We shop Drop as entertainment.