Knives and Common Conversation

I was sitting around the other day pondering a few things. I like knives. That's one of the reasons I sell knives… because I like them. Knives have been a big part of our society for a very long time. People have had relationships with knives for generations. I began to reflect on how knives have shaped our thoughts and conversations. I thought about old knife sayings that have become common phrases in every day life.  

This is what I came up with:
  • To the hilt
  • It cuts both ways
  • Stabbed in the back
  • A dagger to the heart
  • Like a hot knife through butter
  • The plan was foiled
  • They crossed swords over
  • Double edged sword 

After a little more thought I came up with firearm phrases that have become common.

This is what I came up with:
  • Lock, stock, and barrel
  • Keep your powder dry
  • I have my sights set on
  • A flash in the pan
  • When the smoke cleared
  • Going off half-cocked
  • The plan misfired
  • A shotgun approach to the problem
  • A loose cannon 

These are short lists. I am sure there are many, many more. Knives and firearms are a big part of our history. They have helped shape our communities and the way we express ourselves. I love knives.

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