It's not as if I have a shortage of pocket knives, even mushrooming knives; but I couldn't resist buying this brass inlaid Laguiole knife at our local 8th May market yesterday (the day the French won WW2).
As soon as I'd bought it, Lady Magnon thrust it's purchase price into my palm and took it away; she claims it will reappear (if she can find it again) in July as my birthday present.
What very good taste she has!
Now I have to forget all about it until my birthday.
Very nice Too.ReplyDelete
I couldn't resist. Now I have 21 pocket knives, instead of the previous 20.Delete
Have never seen mushrooming knives here.ReplyDelete
Maybe NZ'ers aren't so fanatical.Delete
Doug says he didn't know there was another idiot who collected pocket knives. He just counted 33.Delete
Not sure how many I have, but slightly less than 33 I think.Delete
The knife has a certain look about it that is attractive even if I don't collect/carry knives. Is that a brush on the end to clean the mushrooms?ReplyDelete
Quick thinking on Lady Ms part. Solved a big problem.
Yes, but the brush is hardly ever used. It also has a measure on the back, but why one would want to measure a mushroom, I'm not too sure.Delete
Lady M is very clever.ReplyDelete
Sneaky, I'd call it.Delete
Very smart. Don't forget to look surprised when you open your gift in July.ReplyDelete
If she ever finds it again.Delete
She should make your present something else - then you would REALLY be surprised!Delete
I'll be really surprised if she finds it.Delete
Every gardener should have a knife like that. I collect old brass and copper kettles.ReplyDelete
I have a nice old Aluminium Kettle that I still use on our woodburner; not quite the same as Brass or Copper.Delete
That's what I said!Delete
They won the war?ReplyDelete
You mean you didn't know?Delete
Will it be mushroom season there in July? Whatever will you do with it otherwise?ReplyDelete
Whenever we get a really good downpour it's mushroom season, so you never know. August is usually good.Delete
I have a French mushrooming knife with a brush on the end too. It also has a row of brass strips set in the handle at one centimetre intervals, presumably for measuring the diameter of caps. I never use it.ReplyDelete
I don't know why anyone would want to measure a mushroom; weigh it, yes.Delete
I think I might copy Lady M's method. Buying a present for anyone gets harder as the years go on. What better than to give you something you chose yourself (even if there is a slight delay!)?ReplyDelete
Sneaky. She really pounced on it. I wasn't even allowed to photograph it; I had to use a Google image.Delete
You and your knives are a worry.ReplyDelete
If you live out in the country you need them. I always have one in my pocket; the others are 'spares'.Delete
Win win there for you both. You get what you want and Lady M doesn’t have to scratch her head trying to figure out what to get you for your birthday.ReplyDelete
A true partnership!!Delete
I don't think I have got that sort of self control.ReplyDelete
I wasn't too happy about it, but she insisted.Delete
Lovely inlay. Don't lose your claim ticket.ReplyDelete
I've carved a stone tablet, 'It's in her jewelry box'. I just hope she doesn't move it.Delete