Re: Reactions from strangers?
A friend and I both ride motorcycles. I don't own a car. Everywhere I go, I have to carry stuff exposed, or at least somewhat. My friend has a handy "sword fitting" on his sports bike. Basically the blade is parallel to the line of the bottom of the tail. Hanging out there in all it's glory, he gets some very interesting reactions from motorists as he rides by. We often joke about just strapping two swords across our backs and pretending to be Muntant Ninja turtles riding down the road, just to scare more motorists :P
Mine are usually in a weapons bag, so attract less notice than his does.