Donnie never gives a knife without getting a coin in return, we all know the old saying about it cutting a friendship and that is just something we are not willing to risk

I was reading about it on the web the other day and here are some I knew about and some old wives tales that I never heard

If you cut hot cornbread with a knife, you'll cut your luck

It is bad luck to stir anything with a knife. "To stir with a knife, is to stir strife".

Pennsylvania-Germans: It may cause pain or stitches in the side to stir anything
with a knife.

When you drop your knife someone else is supposed to pick it up for you or you get bad luck.

A knife on the floor, = stranger to the door...(cross your fingers when picking it back up to break the meeting)

Knife falls, gentleman calls;
Fork falls, lady calls;
Spoon falls, baby calls

Russian: If a knife falls to the floor, it is a sign that someone male will come to visit. Drop a fork or a spoon and someone female will soon appear. "If you don't want them to come, you have to immediately knock three times with the utensil
on the table and say 'stay at home'"

Whereas a knife dropped in both Bulgaria and Britain is presumed to forecast a male visitor to the house, in the British Isles the theme is extended two steps further: a dropped fork predicts the arrival of a woman, and a dropped carving
knife means a policeman will be paying a visit.

As early as 1646 reference is made to a superstition of laying a knife across
another piece of cutlery.

If you lay a fork flat on the table with the tines up, do not rest a knife on edge
using the tines to support it. If you do, you and whoever you're eating with (or
whoever you next eat with if you're alone) will quarrel

Crossing your knife and spoon on your plate after you have eaten is an indicator
that the food tasted horrible and that you wish bad luck on the cook

In Greece a black-handled knife placed under the pillow is used to keep away
It is bad luck to close a pocket knife unless you were the one who opened it.

Supposedly the Kukhuri is supposed to draw blood before its put back in its
sheath or all kinds off bad crap is to befall you...

so do you do any of these or do you have another one?????????

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Comment by Ms Data on February 14, 2013 at 22:43

My mother (Italian) had a superstition that you were never supposed to give a knife to someone as a gift and if you ever did give someone a knife as a gift you had to cut them with it enough to draw blood or it would bring them bad luck.  I remember many a Christmas gift that was followed by my mother stabbing the recipient enough to draw blood.  (Sometimes I think she secretly enjoyed it just a wee bit too much.)

Comment by Jan Carter on January 28, 2013 at 5:24

If your opening your knife with your teeth, you need to consider a one hand opener LOL

I did not either Ron.  There are some I can open but not close so I just hand them to Donnie LOL

Comment by Steven Matthew on January 27, 2013 at 20:40

I've seen many a lips sliced through the years....

scratch my head about it too

Comment by Lee Smith on January 27, 2013 at 20:36

sounds like some good rules to me. lol

Comment by Steven Matthew on January 27, 2013 at 20:29

My rules of thumb are not superstitious, just common sense. LOL

1. Don't open your pocket knife with your teeth

2. Don't close the little rascal on your finger

3. Don't use your finger as a guide (on the sharpened side) when putting a fixed blade back in the sheath!

try to live by these, and yes, Iv'e seen people do all of these things at one time or another. 

Comment by Steven Matthew on January 27, 2013 at 20:25

LOL, Craig, No doubt!

Comment by Rick Hooper on January 27, 2013 at 0:36

I remember checking out a customers open knife, and handling it back closed. Just to see their reaction! Then I've had a couple of superstitious traders go off the deep end, requesting I reopen it. Bad luck! Lol, I did, telling them, that's how boy scouts win the merit badge for safety! Never pass an open knife around.

Comment by Jan Carter on January 26, 2013 at 13:18

This is one of the ones I had never heard

Crossing your knife and spoon on your plate after you have eaten is an indicator that the food tasted horrible and that you wish bad luck on the cook

Goodness I sure hope I have never done that!

Comment by Jan Carter on January 26, 2013 at 4:34


Yours makes some serious sense to me LOL

Comment by Craig Henry on January 26, 2013 at 0:04

Hey Steven, you owe me two coins! LOL!

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