Truthfulness, Veritas, Honour. These are all words that describe aspects of Honesty. We recognize Honesty as a core virtue, as it is a necessary component when striving for nearly all of the other virtues. Being honest with others is necessary for trust, being honest with oneself is vital to growth.
The tools we carry with us everyday effect how we see and interact with the world. Being prepared for common, and emergency scenarios on a day to day basis can allow freedom, give comfort and support us as we go about our daily lives. This isn’t about weapons particularly, or even self-defense in general, although those are purposeful tools and eventualities one may face. Rather it is about all the items we keep about us that aid us in our pursuit of a chivalrous life.