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  1. Geezer

    Geezer Available For Parties TGT Supporter

    Jul 23, 2019
    Silsbee, Texas
    This was a new one on me, never heard of it.

    "There is a folklore 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."

    Do you know of any odd superstitions?

  2. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

    May 14, 2008
    The Woodlands, Tx.
    My dad always gave money when gifting a knife.
    He would always include a penny, which was given back to him.
    From as early as I can remember.....
  3. Maverick44

    Maverick44 Certified All-American Gun Nut

    It's bad luck to put your hat on the bed

    If all the cows are lying down, the fish aren't biting.

    It's good luck to eat salt pork and black eyed peas on New Years Day
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  4. popsgarland

    popsgarland MEMBER

    Aug 24, 2011
    DFW area
    If someone lets you use their knife and gives it to you open, always give it back open and if given to you closed, always give it back closed.
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  5. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    Wash rinse & repeat even if your head is shaved!
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  6. skfullen

    skfullen In the woods... TGT Supporter

    You never give a knife as a gift. Trade it for a penny or something of value or you "cut" the friendship.
    Always return a knife in the same configuration it was given to you .
  7. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Wheel Gun Nut TGT Supporter

    Sep 22, 2017
    I did that this year as tradition and we got Rona.
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  8. Bisdak

    Bisdak Member

    May 31, 2020
    8.5011135, 124.6643295
    Good to know. Been gifting knives and didn’t know about this. No broken friendships so far.

    Next time, I’ll put a coin.

    Here’s one:

    Design elements in a house should not end in multiple of three. Oro-Plata-Mata translated to Gold-Silver-Death. Steps/stairs in particular.

    Home Entrance door should not be facing the Exit door. It’s considered bad luck.

    I don’t believe in superstitions but I observe “Pascal’s wager”.
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  9. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

    Jan 22, 2018
    Big Country
    Superstitions are what they are. Its dumb human chit.

    Nobody dies in 3's. Handing an open knife back closed doesn't mean chit. It's all nonsense in my book.
  10. Moonpie

    Moonpie Omnipotent Potentate for hire. Lifetime Member

    Oct 4, 2013
    Gunz are icky.
    Never heard of the money/knife thing before.
    Have heard the open knife goes back open thing.
    Wife's family does the black eyed peas and cornbread thing on New Years.
    One "3" thing I'd long heard of was never be the third person to light a cigarette off of a match. Very bad luck for the third person. Always seemed kinda silly to me.
    Later I learned this came out of WW1 lore.
    At night on the front soldiers would strike matches to light up a smoke. Snipers would see the flame and aim in on it.
    The first and second person would be done by the time the sniper zeroed in.
    When the third person stuck their face to the match flame to puff up BOOM! Dead third person.

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