Remember to always include a penny when gifting a knife.
“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.”
We are booking dates for 2018 Garden Club sharpening. events.
It can be done concurrently with a club meeting. Members drop garden tools etc off on their way into the meeting and by the end of the meeting their stuff is done. Start the season with sharp tools.
We can sharpen knives and scissors too.
Suggest it to your program coordinator.
The fall farmers markets I sharpen at are open thru November and have lots of products even late into the season. For the winter I will Brunswick Winter Market . The First week of the Brunswick Winter Market is November 11th. We will have some sharpening venues at garden centers and gourmet cookware stores too.
Our Fall Brochure with a calendar and more. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1XGs_xXmWytMk12TkI2TzY0bEk/view
Our shop in South Portland is open year round.