August 24, 2005
Knife gift

Miyakoya knife

Although it’s said that giving a knife as a gift severs a friendship, that didn’t stop Jim from presenting me with this one last night. (If I give him a coin as “payment” for the knife, that should hold off the bad luck and we can remain friends.)

I’ve often admired his collection of beautiful, antique Japanese steel knives and I love to help make dinner in his kitchen just so I get to use them. My knife is new, flat tipped, double bevelled along its 7 inch blade, and ever-so-slightly curved for chopping vegetables. It has a good weight and balance. I’m looking forward to wearing in the handle and gently reshaping the blade to my stroke as I use it.

Thank you, Jim.

Posted by kuri at August 24, 2005 08:34 AM


Nice blade! I’m sure you’re looking forward to using it for making lots of great recipes.

Posted by: Ando on August 24, 2005 10:40 AM

its sad to note that some friendships are severed without the gift of a knife.
If only everything was as simple as this platitude…

Posted by: richie on August 28, 2005 10:10 AM
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