I was in my yard disposing of an old Locust tree the wind broke down. If any of you know about Locust wood, it's very, very hard wood. Of course I was using my BAS just to see how it would hold up. The kuk did just fine. As I was chopping, (or attempting to, Locust is insane), a police officer stopped beside me. He had been further down the road breaking up a brawl. The people down the road drink way to much and end up in a fight once a week or so. My first thought was uh oh. The law in North Carolina is Khukuris are legal to carry as long as not concealed, or on educational property, or used to commit a crime. My chopping technique on the locust tree maybee considered a crime here. Anyway, he proceeds to get out of this car and walk over to me. I quickly put my knife down so he wouldn't get the wrong idea. I said "how you doing today." He said "good if those idiots down the road there would stop causing a roucous." Then he said he stopped to ask me what in the heck I was butchering that tree with, and if a chainsaw would work better. I agreed a chainsaw would be better at this point, but not nearly as much fun. He actually asked if he could check out me blade!! Of course I said yes. He spent about 15 minutes examining my BAS, and actually took a couple swings at the evil locust tree He was impressed I could tell, especially after I told him it was a smaller blade. He gave my precious back and asked all about where I bought it and if all the khukuris there are as good as that one. He thank me and proceeded on his way. The Ironic part about it all, he is the same officer that arrested me when I was 19 years old. Don't think he recalled me though, that was 17 years ago. But anyway, HI may have a new customer as a result of all that. He said he was going to warn me to watch out for the people down the road, but he collects knives and guns and had been looking for something a little more functional and attractive at the same time. Thankfully the knife laws in this state are not too bad. If I'm carrying a khukuri I don't conceal it anyway, I would rather it be seen. Just the sight of one should be enough to deter problems. Now if I can just figure out why I have wild pig tracks in the yard this morning. Wild boar is one animal I don't want to tangle with. Might ask Yangdu if the kamis can make a good pig hunting blade with some Nepalese flare to it.