Knives: A Great Gift Idea
Knives of all types make a wonderful gift idea. Whether you need
to give a wedding shower, birthday, Christmas, anniversary or
other gift, a good knife will cause you to be remembered every
time the gift is used. And, knives are gifts that will be used
Wedding showers are great times to give knives as gifts. Every
couple starting a new life together needs quality kitchen
accessories to have fun cooking together. Whether you choose a
knife block filled with various size knives, a set of steak
knives, a ceramic chef's knife or a small but very sharp paring
knife, the gift will enjoy a great deal of use through the
For birthday, Christmas or a special occasion where you wish to
give a person something special, consider a top quality pocket
knife for a gift idea. Both ladies and gentlemen can enjoy a
pocket knife; they come in very handy at the most unusual times.
Whether a package needs to be opened or a steak cut, a quality
pocket knife with a sharp edge will do the job. Pocket knives
can be found in sizes from quite large to very, very small.
Martial arts fans or people with Oriental décor will enjoy a
large decorative knife in an Oriental design. These knives often
have a stand on which they can be displayed. Samurai swords are
another type of knife that makes a great gift idea.
Hunting and fishing knives could be your selection if the
recipient is an outdoors enthusiast. Filet knives, sharp
skinning knives, handy knives for rigging tackle and large
pocket knives make wonderful gifts for this type of person.
There is a folk lore superstition regarding the giving of a
knife as a gift. If the knife is given to a friend, money must
be exchanged as well. It is considered very bad luck to give
someone a knife without exchanging money or the friendship will
be cut by the knife. Because of this superstition, it is common
that the gift of a knife will be given along with a penny,
nickel or dime in the box with the knife so that the recipient
can give back the coin, thereby saving the friendship from being
severed by the giving of the sharp blade. The exact background
of this superstition is unclear yet, even today most people will
include a coin with the gift of a knife and request the coin be
given back. The apparent view is that it is far better to be
safe than sorry.
When choosing a knife for a gift that will be used frequently,
select a tempered steel blade and a well-crafted handle that is
secured firmly to the knife shank. This will insure a long
lasting gift idea that will be enjoyed for many, many years.