Tuesday, March 13, 2012

For Uncle, My Mother's Knife

We're farmfolk and this is the only knife my mother used for as long as I knew her, fifty-four years or so, from cutting the head off a rooster, skinning a rabbit, turning a pig into ham, bacon and sausage, peeling potatoes, dicing onions, slicing bread .... My father kept it sharp with a file.

It's an Okapi, German-made, of plain carbon steel, and likely a lot older than I am.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jerry said...

That knife kicks major bottom.

Wed Mar 14, 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous nk said...

Thanks!

Wed Mar 14, 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My czechoslovakian grandma would use a paring knife for almost everything. Grandpa did the butchering with his dad's knife, A German who left Germany during W.W.1

Mon Apr 30, 05:01:00 AM  

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