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How do you hold your knife when eating?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mister Paul, 13 Jun 2008.

  1. Like a pen

    1 vote(s)
  2. Like a screwdriver

    1 vote(s)
  3. What's a knife?

    1 vote(s)
  1. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    Like a pen, or in the palm of your hand with your fingers around it?
  2. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Surely the knife is the same under rotations around its axis?
  3. Night Train

    Night Train Guest

    Depends on what sort of knife and what I am trying to do with it.
  4. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Nope - pretty much same hold whatever the knife.
  5. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    It really depends upon who I happen to be thinking about at the time. I have been known to develop a strong stabbing action when I think of politicians..

    *matron is calling. Must go and take my medications*
  6. Night Train

    Night Train Guest

    Craft knives I hold like a pen.
    Marking knives I hold in a grip but with my index finger on the back of the blade.
    Table knives I hold with all my fingers and thumb wrapped around the handle.
    Fruit knives I hold with just my fingers wrapped around the handle but with the edge towards me for pealing, my thumb then rests on the fruit.
    The knives off my surface planer I hold from the back edge only and very carefully indeed.

    In case anyone says anything I am usually also found eating when I am using non food knives.
  7. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    how can yo upossibly cut things with it if you hold it like a pen. I'ts not an ornament it does actually have a purpose, hence the blade.
  8. longers

    longers Veteran

    Have you used a scalpel?
  9. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    and what do you mean LIKE a screwdriver? Some of the knives in my drawer that i eat with actually ARE screwdrivers.
  10. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    don't like them they snap too easily. Stanley knives are better.
  11. longers

    longers Veteran

    But not as delicate.
  12. OP
    Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    See!! There really is a parallel world where things are only slightly different.
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Hand around the handle and forefinger along the back of the blade, is there any other way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!