Knife Safety Tips
Be especially vigilant around knives that have recently been sharpened. Keep your eyes on the knife whenever you’re cutting or reaching for it. When you set a knife down on the counter, lay the cutting edge away from you. Never set a knife on the counter with the handle protruding off the edge. Never test a knife’s sharpness by sliding your finger along the blade. Never try to catch a falling knife. This sounds self-evident, but the natural impulse is to grab for a falling object. Don’t put a knife into a sink full of soapy water. You should always be able to see the blade. When handing someone a knife, offer the handle, not the blade.