The courage to do what is right, no matter what. A belief that your actions represent more than just yourself, the recognition that what you do defines your entire generation. Also, part of the Marine Corps Corps Values. (see Courage and Commitment)
I hold my honor to be of more importance than myself.
With just a flick of the wrist, you go from harmless citizen to vicious, knife-weilding warrior. Same stigmas as a swithblade apply; see dangerous, lethal, scary and gangster. Although no more lethal than any other sharp object (see rock, nail and razor for examples), the media has turned it into something it never was.