Originally Posted by Addie
I gave my Japanese $150.00 knife away to my son. It was a gift and she meant well, but too sharp and long for me.
A sharp knife is a safe knife. Please use extreme caution if you are using a dull knife.
I have two chefs knives. One is 10" and the other 8". I use the 10" much more than the 8". J A Henckel.
Both are high quality riveted with full bolsters and very well balanced. I guess I just like the longer one best.
I bought a knife sharpener some years ago and use it only when they really need attention. Mt steel is used before the first cut. Every single time I use the knife.
Originally Posted by Mad Cook
Is there a tradition (well, a superstition, really) where you are that you must never give a knife as a gift? Over here, if you receive a knife as a gift (even if you requested it) you must give the giver a penny otherwise you will cut the friendship.
I just realised I have not talked to my sister in ages. She gave me a knife last Christmas. No penny was received or given.