the russians consider it bad luck
to gift knives.
the way to get around the luck fairies?
request a kopeck
from the person you are gifting to.
that way, it's as if
they were "buying" the knives--
at least the fairies
i can remember buying
one knife in my entire life.
the rest were gifted to me
(i mean, "i bought")
from my mother-in-law.
but of all the different knives
she has given me,
i keep going back to the same ones:
some simple steak knives
i use them for absolutely everything.
bread, vegetables, cheese, fruit. . .
anything that lands
on my cutting board.
i love them.
and they only cost me