Is it bad luck to give knives as a gift?

by Jeevin Johal July 09, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Is it bad luck to give knives as a gift?

It’s japanese folklore that if one chooses to terminate the bonds of friendship or love with another, you gift a knife to whom you intend to sever ties with. But here in the Western World, receiving a knife as a gift is cause for celebration! Countless Birthdays, weddings and a plethora of other joyous occasions are often marked by the offering of rectangular boxes bursting with steel and wood! So how do we avoid this long held superstition, and keep our relationships intact while still being able to shop at Knifewear? The answer is simple! Include a coin in the box.

If you’ve ever bought a Masakage knife, you probably noticed that each box contains a 5 Yen coin. This is used to “purchase” the knife from the person presenting it to you. Upon accepting your brand new knife, all you gotta do is remove the coin, admire its beauty, and then give it back to the person who bought it for you. Now the transaction is complete, and your relationship can remain unharmed! 

Buying something other than a Masakage? That’s okay too!  Just throw any coin in the box, and repeat the same process. Unless of course you really are trying to shed some deadweight from your life...there’s no scraps in my scrapbook.

Jeevin Johal
Jeevin Johal

Jeevin is our resident filmmaker. With years of experience behind the camera directing and producing in the film industry, Jeevin has found a more permanent home at Knifewear. He spent over a decade slaving away in the kitchen, too, so come chat with him about knives, exchange taco recipes, and discuss why Scarface is kinda stupid.



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