A penny is a customary addition to knife gifts as it is considered bad luck to give a gift that can sever. The blade symbolizes the severing of a friendship or relationship, and since pennies are considered good luck, the superstitious belief is that the penny protects the relationship. A common superstition surrounding knives is if they are given as a wedding gift, the blade severs the marriage vows.Know More
Another tradition that is similar to giving a good luck penny is the receiver "buying" the gift of knives from the giver for a penny. It is believed that this exchange breaks the curse and protects the relationship.
Pennies have been associated with good luck for thousands of years. In ancient times, while there were no pennies in existence, people believed that any source of metal found on the ground was a gift from the heavens that was sent down as a token of protection from evil forces. The superstition has evolved over time, and the phrase "find a penny and pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck" is derived from that single early belief. Finding a penny on the ground is also considered good luck because money is a symbol of power.Learn more about Cookware & Kitchen Tools
A price guide for Case pocket knives is available at AllAboutPocketKnives.com. The guide bases its pricing on the average sales prices of near-mint-condition Case knives sold on eBay.com from around 2011.Full Answer >
When sharpening meat-cutting knives, a flat medium grit stone is recommended to sharpen with. The knife blade is held at a 20-degree angle to the stone's surface, and dragged across the stone with the knife held at a 45-degree angle to the direction of the knife's travel.Full Answer >
As of April 2015, the only set of kitchen knives offered by Case XX is a set of four steak knives. However, WRCase.com features a range of pocket and folding knife gift sets, all of which include at least one blade and appropriate presentation packaging.Full Answer >
Taylor Brands, LLC in Kingsport, Tennessee produces Old Timer Knives after having bought the intellectual property rights to all products of the Imperial Schrade Corporation, which closed its doors July 30, 2004 after 100 years in business. Taylor Brands recreated the original Schrade patterns that are now made in China.Full Answer >