Happy Mother’s Day to any “Ladies of the Knife” who might be reading. I was trying to come up with a holiday themed post, and it made me think of how I have touched up my Mom’s kitchen knives dozens of times in my life. This post will obviously only apply to those who will actually see their Mother today, but if you do, offer to sharpen your Mom’s knives. It won’t cost you anything but a little bit of your time.
My Mother keeps the IPAC Standing Knife I bought her on the counter, but she has a cringe-worthy knife drawer. She has an assortment of Henkels, Wusthofs, and a Shun, tossed willy-nilly in a drawer. I have explained the error of her ways, to no avail. I didn’t have any of my sharpening stuff with me the last time I was over, but I used the old ceramic mug trick, and made her some sheaths of layered duct tape. Hopefully she has kept using the and actually is taking care of her nice kitchen knives.
Either way, it took about a half an hour and my mom appreciated it. It was an easy, free, and personal gift. What is better than that?
So before you leave for mom’s house, toss your Spyderco Sharpmaker, wet-stone, or ceramic/diamond rod in the car and help your Mother out. She gave birth to you after all 🙂