BACK in the late 60s and early 70s I often carried a pen knife
as I then worked in the mill and we used them for cutting bales open or weft off machine rolls.
The man, accused of pulling a pen knife
on two police officers the night before his appearance at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, declined an invitation to have his case heard by another sheriff and was promptly sent down by his chauffeur.
But he admitted two charges of possessing a pen knife
as an offensive weapon at the Colwyn Bay school.
He admitted another charge of "conducting himself in a disorderly manner" at several properties in the city on November 9 1999 and causing his partner "fear and distress" by carrying a pen knife
"in a way that it was visible to her".
"Then he said to me, 'Listen to me very carefully, I've a pen knife
in my left pocket and if you don't open that till I'll gut you like a fish' or something along those lines.
He was said to have been in posession of a pen knife
A second man produced a greenhandled pen knife
with a four-inch silver blade and threatened to stab the woman, before reaching inside the car trying to drag her out.
The only way that would happen is if they handed in their pen knife
because they had replaced it with a machete, or they handed in their hand gun as they had now replaced it with an automatic machine gun.
The thugs assaulted him with a pen knife
and stole his Sh7,000," Kosgey said by phone on Sunday.
Merseyside Police received a report on Monday, at around 1.40pm, that a pen knife
had been taken into Corinthian Primary School, in Old Swan.
"Police were called following the report of a customer being in possession of what was described as a small pen knife
," said Lynne Dalton, prosecuting.
It might not be as extreme as the time Bear Grylls drank his own urine out of a snake (I'm not even joking), but gone are the high heels, nail file and central heating - replaced by hiking boots, some camouflage gear, a pen knife
I picked up from my local Wilko and a good campfire.