… and I was asked to show my ID to do so. Apparently it is illegal for people under 18 to buy knives around here (even though the knife in my cutlery set would probably bend itself if I attempted to stab anyone :P, since I went for the cheapest I could find! ), and since according to many I still look like a teenager I was obviously asked to confirm my age.
Interestingly enough, the last time I bought cutlery around here no-one asked anything. Perhaps because I got an even cheaper-looking set? 😉