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I want to give my sister a Chef knife set as a birthday gift but I heard it was bad luck to give a knife as a gift is this true? If it is is there a way around the bad luck?

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That's dependant on how apt your sister is to stab you with said knife. Generally you don't get knives, appliances or things like that unless a woman specifically asked for it or so i've been told. :hiding:

 

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That's dependant on how apt your sister is to stab you with said knife.

Well that isn't nice

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That was sooo of topic i actually had to use the Dr. Google.   apaprently, superstitions about knive gifting exist. (not here in the USA  - (we brings guns to knive events)..  a"From China to Europe, the superstition is that a gifted knife will "cut the friendship" between giver and receiver, or that it will cut the gift recipient... unless they do one thing.The giver of a knife, according to many traditions and superstitions, should only offer a knife with a penny attached, which the recipient promptly gives back to the giver as a "payment" for the knife, thereby preserving their relationship (and fingers). http://www.thekitchn.com/are-you-too-superstitious-to-gift-knives-198037

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I've received quite a few knives as gifts. Chef, Santoku, Paring, Pocket, Hunting and others. I don't recall having any bad luck, at least not more than usual. 

 

What kind are you getting her? I got a small set of Hammer Stahl knives recently, (Santoku, Chef, and a diamond steel.) and they're gorgeous. 

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Here in Texas, you can give a knife as a gift but they person you give it to gives you a penny so the friendship isn't cut. 

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That was sooo of topic i actually had to use the Dr. Google.   apaprently, superstitions about knive gifting exist. (not here in the USA  - (we brings guns to knive events)..  a"From China to Europe, the superstition is that a gifted knife will "cut the friendship" between giver and receiver, or that it will cut the gift recipient... unless they do one thing.The giver of a knife, according to many traditions and superstitions, should only offer a knife with a penny attached, which the recipient promptly gives back to the giver as a "payment" for the knife, thereby preserving their relationship (and fingers). http://www.thekitchn.com/are-you-too-superstitious-to-gift-knives-198037

 

While I personally don't believe in superstition, if you really wish to get past the bad luck, go with this idea if you really want to give your Sister the gift. 

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Now that I think about it, I was given a knife as a gift two years ago and less than a month later I had spinal disc herniation and was in pain for the longest time. A huge coincidence I'm sure, until this very instant I never knew knife gifts were bad omens. Oh I love superstitions

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I've received quite a few knives as gifts. Chef, Santoku, Paring, Pocket, Hunting and others. I don't recall having any bad luck, at least not more than usual. 

 

What kind are you getting her? I got a small set of Hammer Stahl knives recently, (Santoku, Chef, and a diamond steel.) and they're gorgeous. 

Wusthof Classic 6-Piece Chef knife set

I'm with macabe, you don't buy someone a knife unless they ask for it. 

She really needs some good kitchen knives 

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Wusthof Classic 6-Piece Chef knife set

She really needs some good kitchen knives 

 

Good choice. Wusthoff makes quality knives, I've had a paring knife set from them for what must be going on ten years now.

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Are they for her home or is she an aspiring chef?  Wusthoff are good knives, but if she is going to be a chef, I'd get her a set of Cutco as they stay sharp forever under heavy use (have had mine for over 30 years now and still razor sharp).  

 

And yes, always attach a penny (head showing).  :coin:

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   I've been working in resto kitchens for 50 yrs now (yeah, I know I ain't no young chicken but hey....I'm the Chef now so I don't have to move around so much...hi,hi,hi), and I still have my 14'',wood handle with copper tied Victorinox. I still have the first thread  on the blade, so, yep, their verrry good (well, that's my humble opinion).

 

   Oh and, for the gift?  Around here we ask the giftee a penny in exchange for the gift.  If not, you got yourself a brand new knife...you leave with it...no rainchecks

 

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   I've been working in resto kitchens for 50 yrs now (yeah, I know I ain't no young chicken but hey....I'm the Chef now so I don't have to move around so much...hi,hi,hi), and I still have my 14'',wood handle with copper tied Victorinox. I still have the first thread  on the blade, so, yep, their verrry good (well, that's my humble opinion).

 

   Oh and, for the gift?  Around here we ask the giftee a penny in exchange for the gift.  If not, you got yourself a brand new knife...you leave with it...no rainchecks

 

                                                                 Bye and have fun!!!!!

 

                                                                                         Chef

 

I'm a Chef as well :D nice to hear been it it 11 year's now also i don't think its bad luck to give a knife every job ive had always gotten a knife ,Whiskey,Party,Gift card so not bad luck im still working lol

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