An interview with an ex-County Lines Boss about knife crime.
"Stab or be stabbed?"
"Carrying a knife was a necessity of the job. Everyone carried knives, even my customers after there was a spate of robberies. A guy was going about robbing their shit, so they chose to protect themselves.
Most of the time I carried a small double edged lock knife; you can conceal those better. But if you got wind someone was going to jack you- I'd carry a big knife, a machete. People would