Wife whose husband, 29, slit her throat with a knife during drunken row about his son FORGIVES him

A wife whose husband slit her throat with a kitchen knife during a drunken row about his son has forgiven him and wants him to return home. 

Johnathan Thompson, 29, from Rochdale, ran a kitchen knife across the neck of his spouse Hayley and also choked her until she passed out after they rowed about contact arrangements for his young son, who is from a previous relationship. 

Afterwards, as blood poured from his wife’s throat, barman Thompson – who had been drinking for 12 hours beforehand – shouted ‘what have I done? I am a monster’ and then sank to his knees in tears. 

Following the attack, in February of this year, he then turned the knife on himself as police were called to the scene. He has now been jailed for 22 months for the attack. 

But his wife, who he married in 2018, continues to support him and said she relies on him financially and emotionally and wants him to return home because his absence has caused her stress.

Hayley Thompson, whose husband Johnathan, 29, from Rochdale, slit her throat with a kitchen knife during a drunken row about his son said she forgives him as he was jailed for nearly two years

The photo taken of Thompson after his arrest

Hayley Thompson, whose husband Johnathan, 29, from Rochdale, slit her throat with a kitchen knife during a drunken row about his son has forgiven him and wants him to return home

Her husband’s lawyer said she suffers from depression and anxiety, and has been impacted by his inability to support her. 

She visited him in prison regularly before restrictions were imposed because of coronavirus.

After the attack, in February – less than two years after their wedding – Mrs Thompson, a sales worker, was treated in his hospital and her wound was sealed up with steristrips and glue.

Doctors said she will have a faint scar for life. Her husband was also treated for self-inflicted wounds to his head.

At Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, Thompson, who admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm, pleaded for a suspended prison sentence after his wife vowed to stand by him. 

He also argued he had mental health issues.

Thompson ran a kitchen knife across the neck of his spouse Hayley and also choked her until she passed out after they rowed about contact arrangements for his young son, who is from a previous relationship. Pictured: The couple on their wedding day, in 2018

Thompson ran a kitchen knife across the neck of his spouse Hayley and also choked her until she passed out after they rowed about contact arrangements for his young son, who is from a previous relationship. Pictured: The couple on their wedding day, in 2018

But sentencing Thompson to 22 months imprisonment, Judge Mark Savill said: ‘Anyone who behaves in this way towards their wife in their own home can expect to go to prison. 

‘This is the shortest sentence I can pass on you – were it not for your mitigation the sentence would have been considerably longer.’

He added: ‘I agree with the probation service who say you present a high risk to others particularly those with whom you have had relationships.

‘We live in a country where people are allowed to drink to excess if they choose to do so but you have an unstable personality disorder and know that drinking to ‘self-medicate’ is a risky thing to do.

‘This was a terrifying incident carried out against your wife in her own

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Best knife sharpeners for 2020: Kitchen IQ, Chef’s Choice, AnySharp and more

I’ve used a number of chef’s knives over the years and come to appreciate each of them for their unique feel — the heavy-duty Wusthof (my first chef’s knife) is great for cutting squash, whereas I love my Mac knife for mincing veggies and herbs. But even a premium chef’s knife will dull over time, and $150 can feel like a waste when your Wusthof cuts as well as a $10 generic knife after only a month or two. Enter the knife sharpener.

Knife sharpeners are far less common in the average kitchen than many other tools, despite their value. Some professional chefs sharpen their knives daily, but even the casual cook will benefit immensely from sharpening their knives once a month.

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The good news is, knife sharpeners don’t have to be huge investments. Like any other kitchen tool, what you put in is often what you get out: A few bucks can get you measurable improvements to your blade, and 20 times that can keep your chef’s knife’s edge as sharp as new in perpetuity.

There are lots of tools out there for keeping knives sharp — we’re sure you’re all familiar with the sharpening stone and the sharpening rod — but we wanted the knife sharpening process to be a little easier than these particular sharpening tools. So we tested the heck out of some sharpeners to figure out which ones will always result in a sharp knife without you having to worry about the sharpening angle or anything else, and still get a razor sharp edge from a formerly blunt knife. Here are our picks of the best knife sharpener for your chef’s knife, and we’re going to update it as we test more products.

A note, though: We’re talking just chef’s knives here. A serrated knife may need a different kind of sharpener.

Read more: How to keep your kitchen knives razor sharp

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The best sharpener I used while testing was the $150 Chef’s Choice Trizor XV, a bulky device with three separate tracks for bringing dull knives to a super-sharp 15-degree edge (many American knives are sharpened to a 20-degree angle). The Trizor also comes with thorough and helpful directions for use — explaining unfamiliar terms and processes in straightforward ways. Plus, magnets on the sharpening tracks keep your blade angled correctly, so risk of making mistakes while sharpening a dull blade on the diamond abrasive sharpeners is pretty minimal. 

The results of my testing were impressive. The sharp blade and smooth edge produced by the device meant I could slice through a tomato without squashing it or tearing the skin because of inconsistencies across the length of the edge.

The one downside of the Trizor sharpener is its premium cost ($150 is more than most people pay for a chef’s knife, let alone the tool that sharpens

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Inside the White House’s plan to deploy ‘knife fighters’ to defend nominee

EXCLUSIVE: The White House is mounting an “offensive” communications strategy ahead of Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s upcoming Senate confirmation fight, with aides describing an aggressive plan for “knife fighters” to “fiercely” defend the nominee ahead of what’s expected to be a heated battle on Capitol Hill.



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Fox News has learned the White House has formed a team to handle what’s to come in the weeks ahead as Senate Republicans aim to get President Trump’s nominee confirmed to the high court before Election Day.



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Senior White House officials told Fox News that the team is broken into two parts: one focused on communications and the other focused on guiding Barrett through the process on Capitol Hill.

Senior officials argued the team is “uniquely equipped” for the mission: The White House communications team will consist of White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who is a graduate of Harvard Law School and will take on the role of “lead spokesperson.” Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern, a graduate of Columbia Law School, and White House communications officials Alyssa Farah and Ben Williamson, who are veterans of Capitol Hill and who have unique relationships with Republican leadership in both chambers of Congress, are also on the team.

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The communications team will also include White House staff who will be dedicated to a rapid response effort and research.

“We will need to be knife fighters with the opposition, and will be prepared to marshal information quickly, and disseminate it to push back on any false narratives or attacks on her and her family, because we anticipate, unfortunately, that Democrats will go there,” a senior official told Fox News.

“So we’re mounting an offensive strategy on her behalf because she is such an incredible and inspiring nominee,” the official continued. “We’ll be defending her fiercely every day.”

Another official told Fox News that the communications team intends to be “very well-synced” with Senate communicators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office, the Senate Republican conference and the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“We will work closely with them,” the official said.

As for the Hill process, White House Counsel Pat Cippollone and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will play “integral roles.”

Senior officials told Fox News that Meadows will be tasked with prepping Barrett and shepherding her through the Senate.

“He knows exactly the senators we’ll need to win over, and the issues that matter to them,” one senior White House official told Fox News. “He knows which senators to target that could bring over votes for her, and will help her to remain independent and speak to her own judicial record to win

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Amy Coney Barrett confirmation: Inside the White House’s plan to deploy ‘knife fighters’ to defend nominee

EXCLUSIVE: The White House is mounting an “offensive” communications strategy ahead of Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s upcoming Senate confirmation fight, with aides describing an aggressive plan for “knife fighters” to “fiercely” defend the nominee ahead of what’s expected to be a heated battle on Capitol Hill.

Fox News has learned the White House has formed a team to handle what’s to come in the weeks ahead as Senate Republicans aim to get President Trump’s nominee confirmed to the high court before Election Day.

AMY CONEY BARRETT ACCEPTS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NOMINATION TO THE SUPREME COURT, PLEDGES TO ‘FAITHFULLY AND IMPARTIALLY’ DISCHARGE DUTIES 

Senior White House officials told Fox News that the team is broken into two parts: one focused on communications and the other focused on guiding Barrett through the process on Capitol Hill.

Senior officials argued the team is “uniquely equipped” for the mission: The White House communications team will consist of White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who is a graduate of Harvard Law School and will take on the role of “lead spokesperson.” Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern, a graduate of Columbia Law School, and White House communications officials Alyssa Farah and Ben Williamson, who are veterans of Capitol Hill and who have unique relationships with Republican leadership in both chambers of Congress, are also on the team.

The communications team will also include White House staff who will be dedicated to a rapid response effort and research.

“We will need to be knife fighters with the opposition, and will be prepared to marshal information quickly, and disseminate it to push back on any false narratives or attacks on her and her family, because we anticipate, unfortunately, that Democrats will go there,” a senior official told Fox News.

“So we’re mounting an offensive strategy on her behalf because she is such an incredible and inspiring nominee,” the official continued. “We’ll be defending her fiercely every day.”

Another official told Fox News that the communications team intends to be “very well-synced” with Senate communicators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office, the Senate Republican conference and the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“We will work closely with them,” the official said.

As for the Hill process, White House Counsel Pat Cippollone and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will play “integral roles.”

Senior officials told Fox News that Meadows will be tasked with prepping Barrett and shepherding her through the Senate.

“He knows exactly the senators we’ll need to win over, and the issues that matter to them,” one senior White House official told Fox News. “He knows which senators to target that could bring over votes for her, and will help her to remain independent and speak to her own judicial record to win those key votes. He’s a Capitol Hill strategist.”

As for Cippollone, an official told Fox News that he “knows what she’ll be questioned on.”

“He’ll know ways to navigate those without telegraphing too much to get through the confirmation,” another official told Fox

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Woman tasered after brandishing kitchen knife at police in Newcastle home

A woman who had to be tasered when she brandished a kitchen knife at police inside her Newcastle home has avoided jail.

Shahida Hussain was under “extreme stress” having only recently moved to the UK from abroad when officers were called to a disturbance at the house she shares with her husband, in Fenham.

After initially refusing to let the constables in, the 47-year-old ran to he kitchen and pulled a knife from a drawer, a court heard.

Hussain then brandished the weapon at officers and only dropped it after they were forced to deploy a taser.

Now, Hussain, of Wingrove Gardens, in Fenham, has been fined and given a 12-month community order after she pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker during a hearing at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Ben Woodward, prosecuting, said police attended Hussain’s address on March 22 – the day before the national coronavirus lockdown – after reports of a disturbance.

Mr Woodward continued: “The defendant initially prevented them from entering. They eventually forced entry and the defendant went into he kitchen and grabbed a knife from a drawer.

“The defendant brandished it at the officers and only put it down after being tasered by an officer.”

The court heard that Hussain, who has no previous convictions, had been struggling with “extreme stress” because of her recent move to the UK.

Mark Richardson, mitigating, said: “She had recently moved to the UK to start a new life. Simply moving house is supposed to be one of the most stressful experiences someone can go through in their life.

“She not only moved country but moved continent to a country where she does not speak the language.

“She had a very difficult domestic situation – her husband is significantly older and has health problems – and this incident was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

“The involvement of police was frightening and alien to her and she displayed an extreme overreaction and she’s very ashamed of her actions.”

As well as the community order, Hussain was fined £100 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

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‘Knife fanatic’, 17, jailed for life for stabbing autistic best friend to death with a kitchen knife

A teen has been jailed for life for stabbing his autistic best friend to death with a kitchen knife during a row.

Trent Hutchinson, 17, plunged a knife into the back and skull of 18-year-old Ollie Wells outside his house, a court heard.

The young killer, who was said to have had a ‘fascination with knives’, had allowed his friend to sleep on a mattress in his bedroom in his mother’s house.

During the stay, Ollie answered the door and spoke to some men who stopped by in a car.

Trent Hutchinson (left), 17, has been jailed for life for stabbing his best friend to death with a kitchen knife during a row in Newhaven, Sussex,

The 18-year-old  victim Ollie Wells

Trent Hutchinson (left), 17, has been jailed for life for stabbing his best friend 18-year-old Ollie Wells to death with a kitchen knife during a row in Newhaven, Sussex

Hutchinson, 16 at the time, accused Ollie of ‘bringing trouble to the house’, police said.

A fight broke out between them inside the home in Newhaven, Sussex, and Hutchinson punched Ollie. 

Ollie fled outside and was followed by Hutchinson, who then returned quickly and told his mother he had stabbed Ollie.

The court heard Ollie was stabbed twice with a knife taken from the house during the incident on 6 January.

He collapsed outside into the street where he died despite the efforts of Hutchinson’s mother, and of paramedics who swiftly arrived.

Ollie Wells' (pictured) family said in a statement: 'Ollie's death and the horrific way he died has been devastating for our family, he was the youngest sibling and loved very much'

Ollie Wells’ (pictured) family said in a statement: ‘Ollie’s death and the horrific way he died has been devastating for our family, he was the youngest sibling and loved very much’ 

Following the seven-day trial at Hove Crown Court, Judge Jeremy Gold QC allowed Hutchinson to be named after applications from media and Ollie’s family.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday, with a minimum term of 14 years.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Wolstenholme of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: ‘This tragic moment has had a terrible impact on two families which will live with them forever.

‘One young man lost his life, cruelly and savagely murdered by another young man who he believed to be his best friend, who has consigned himself to tragically limited future.

A forensic tent at the property in Newhaven in January the day after Ollie was stabbed to death

A forensic tent at the property in Newhaven in January the day after Ollie was stabbed to death

‘The families of both teenagers will undoubtedly feel that loss forever.

‘Whatever the disagreement was between them that night, we may never know exactly why Ollie’s murderer reacted in such an extreme and violent way.

‘When interviewed, he said in a prepared statement that he acted in self-defence and intended Ollie no serious harm.

‘However the injuries made it clear that this was no defensive action but rather a sustained and deliberate attack.

Following the seven-day trial at Hove Crown Court, Judge Jeremy Gold QC allowed Hutchinson to be named after applications from media and Ollie's family. Pictured: The crime scene in Newhaven

Following the seven-day trial at Hove Crown Court, Judge Jeremy Gold QC allowed Hutchinson to be named after applications from media and Ollie’s family. Pictured: The crime scene in Newhaven 

‘Both as a police officer, and a resident of Sussex I am desperate not to see any more young lives cut short as a result of knife violence in our county.

‘The impact of

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Best kitchen knife set 2020

High-quality, super-sharp kitchen knives make culinary tasks easier and safer. (Did you know that dull knives are actually more dangerous?) While many home cooks will fare just fine with a basic chef’s, paring and serrated knife, investing in a set, housed neatly in a handsome knife block, adds versatility — and, for real cooking nerds, even joy — to meal-making.



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Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening Stainless Steel 15-piece Knife Block Set

But with so many options and price points on the market, choosing a knife set can be confusing. To help you decide, we did exhaustive research to determine which are the best sets on the market and spent the past several weeks putting the 11 finalists to the test.

We chopped. We diced. We sliced. We minced. We trimmed. We peeled. We cored. We found ourselves repeatedly using terms like “full tang” (when a blade is constructed of one metal piece that extends the length of the handle, which is preferable), “forged steel” (pricier than its stamped counterpart, but sturdier) and “heavy bolster” (the junction between the blade and handle that helps with balance). “Please never say ‘full tang’ again,” our children begged.

We loaded our cutting board with fruit, veggies, herbs, bread, meat, cheese and more to see which blades did the best job, suffering — to our extreme surprise — just one minor flesh wound in the process. In the end, we came up with three winners any home chef would find to be — er — a cut above the rest:

A quick look at the winners

Generally, most of the knives we tested were nice and sharp out of the box and all were stainless steel grade or better, but from there they varied when it came to grip, build and weight, which affected performance. The three winners earned points for great maneuverability, aesthetics and included extras. And while each knife in our top three sets got high marks, there were individual knives in other sets that performed better. Why didn’t those win? Points for each set were tallied across a variety of factors, including price. (See below for a full breakdown of how we evaluated each set.) In other words: One incredible knife does not make a great set.

The Chicago Cutlery Fusion 17-Piece Knife Block Set sets you up to easily take on almost any cutting job and is a heck of a steal at just $106.50 (originally $119.99). Not only did the core knives included (chef’s, paring, utility and serrated) perform admirably, but the set included a bevy of extras, including a full set of steak knives. We were blown away by their solid construction and reliable execution for such an incredible value. The knives stayed sharp through our multitude of tests, and we were big fans of the cushion-grip handles that kept them from slipping, as well as the classic look of the chestnut-stained wood block. If you’re looking for a complete knife set you’ll be proud of at a

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Consumer Kitchen Knife Market 2020 – 2024: Post-Pandemic Industry Planning Structure | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The consumer kitchen knife market is expected to grow by USD 393.24 million during 2020-2024, according to Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the consumer kitchen knife market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

The consumer kitchen knife market will witness Neutral and Inferior impact during the forecast period owing to the widespread growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per Technavio’s pandemic-focused market research, market growth is likely to Increase as compared to 2019.

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With the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, organizations across the globe are gradually flattening their recessionary curve by leveraging technology. Many businesses will go through response, recovery and renew phases. Building business resilience and enabling agility will aid organizations to move forward in their journey out of the COVID-19 crisis towards the Next Normal.

This post-pandemic business planning research will aid clients to:

  • Adjust their strategic planning to move ahead once business stability kicks in.
  • Build Resilience by making effective resource and investment choices for individual business units, products and service lines.
  • Conceptualize scenario-based planning to mitigate future crisis situations.

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Key Considerations for Market Forecast:

  • Impact of lockdowns, supply chain disruptions, demand destruction, and change in customer behavior
  • Optimistic, probable, and pessimistic scenarios for all markets as the impact of pandemic unfolds
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  • Quarterly impact analysis and updates on market estimates

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Consumer Kitchen Knife Market 2020-2024: Segmentation

Consumer Kitchen Knife is segmented as below:

  • Distribution Channel
  • Product
  • Geography
    • North America
    • Europe
    • APAC
    • MEA
    • South America

The consumer kitchen knife market is driven by the introduction of consumer ceramic knives and will witness a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period.

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Consumer Kitchen Knife Market 2020 – 2024: Post-Pandemic Industry Planning Structure | Technavio – Press Release

LONDON–(Business Wire)–The consumer kitchen knife market is expected to grow by USD 393.24 million during 2020-2024, according to Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the consumer kitchen knife market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200907005040/en/

Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Consumer Kitchen Knife Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire).

Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Consumer Kitchen Knife Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire).

The consumer kitchen knife market will witness Neutral and Inferior impact during the forecast period owing to the widespread growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per Technavio’s pandemic-focused market research, market growth is likely to Increase as compared to 2019.

Enterprises will go through Response, Recovery and Renew phases. Download free report sample

With the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, organizations across the globe are gradually flattening their recessionary curve by leveraging technology. Many businesses will go through response, recovery and renew phases. Building business resilience and enabling agility will aid organizations to move forward in their journey out of the COVID-19 crisis towards the Next Normal.

This post-pandemic business planning research will aid clients to:

  • Adjust their strategic planning to move ahead once business stability kicks in.
  • Build Resilience by making effective resource and investment choices for individual business units, products and service lines.
  • Conceptualize scenario-based planning to mitigate future crisis situations.

Download the Post-Pandemic Business Planning Structure. Click here

Key Considerations for Market Forecast:

  • Impact of lockdowns, supply chain disruptions, demand destruction, and change in customer behavior
  • Optimistic, probable, and pessimistic scenarios for all markets as the impact of pandemic unfolds
  • Pre- as well as post-COVID-19 market estimates
  • Quarterly impact analysis and updates on market estimates

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If you purchase a report that is updated in the next 60 days, we will send you the new edition and data extract FREE! Get report snapshot here to get detailed market share analysis of market participants during COVID-19 lockdown: https://www.technavio.com/report/ consumer kitchen knife market-industry-analysis

Consumer Kitchen Knife Market 2020-2024: Segmentation

Consumer Kitchen Knife is segmented as below:

  • Distribution Channel
  • Product
  • Geography
    • North America
    • Europe
    • APAC
    • MEA
    • South America

The consumer kitchen knife market is driven by the introduction of consumer ceramic knives and will witness a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period.

Get more insights about the global trends impacting the future of consumer kitchen knife market, Request Free Sample @ https://www.technavio.com/talk-to-us?report=IRTNTR40081

Market Drivers

Market Challenges

Market Trends

Vendor Landscape

  • Vendors covered
  • Vendor classification
  • Market positioning of vendors
  • Competitive scenario

About Us

Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. Their research and analysis focus on emerging market trends and provides actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions. With over 500 specialized analysts, Technavio’s report library consists of more than 17,000 reports and counting, covering 800 technologies, spanning across 50 countries. Their client base consists of enterprises of all

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Knife Safety in the Kitchen

Most people do not know the proper way to handle a knife, whether it is in the kitchen or some other other everyday use.

I have worked in a kitchen as a chef for 25 years now and it never ceases to amaze me how carelessly people handle a knife; one of the most used and dangerous tools in the kitchen. A knife is not a toy and it should not be used as one. Always respect a knife. It is also not a can, bottle or jar opener. It is also not a screwdriver, as this can cause damage to the tip of the blade and possibly slip and injure the user.

Always hold a knife in your dominant hand. If you are right-handed, hold the knife in your right hand. Likewise, if you are left-handed you would hold the knife in your left hand. You should always have the angle of the blade away from you. Never slice anything in the direction of your body, as you have a better chance of cutting yourself.

Never cut anything while holding it in your hand. Always use a cutting board with a damp cloth underneath it whenever you are slicing, chopping, or dicing. This will stop the board from slipping or moving on the counter top.

Also remember to keep your knives sharp at all times, as a dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp knife. A dull knife will jump or slip off the item your are cutting and possibly causing serious injury to the user. That is why it is a important to own a honing stone or a knife sharpener.

Most people do not know the proper way to pass a knife to someone else. Some people will hold the knife by the blade while others will hold it by the handle. Each of these methods is incorrect. What if someone was to bump into the person receiving or passing the knife, this is an accident waiting to happen. The only proper way to pass a knife to someone else, is to lie it flat on a table with the edge of the blade facing away from the other person so they can pick it up themselves.

When walking through the kitchen, you never carry a knife loosely in front of you. The only way to carry a knife in the kitchen if you must, is by the handle, at the side of your leg with the sharp edge facing the back.

You should always hand wash your knives yourself after each use. Never put a knife in the dishwasher or sink with sudsy water as someone may reach in and cut themselves not knowing a knife was there.

Make sure you always use the proper knife for whatever job you are doing. Paring knives for coring or cleaning products, a chef knife for chopping or dicing and a slicing knife for slicing. Serrated knives are only to be used for slicing bread or sandwiches.

Always …

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