I say yes too. I may not carry a sword, but I do carry a tanto Ka-bar knife above my mag pouches on my chest rigged IOTV body Armor. You just never know when you will have to use one. During the invasion of Iraq my platoon sgt made all the soldiers tie their bayonet to our pistol belts. There came a time when I desperately needed this knife in a close quarters encounter....let's just say I will NEVER go without an easily accessable combat knife again.