Friday, November 5, 2010

On a Jack Knife

This August, when attending my friends' Robin and Dave's wedding, they gifted me (and a few others) a knife for our duties as witnesses. They didn't have traditional bridesmaids and groomsmen, but friends and family who served as witnesses. The women, in a somewhat traditional move were gifted Pashminas and the men were gifted jack knives.

Despite the non traditional nature of this wedding, this gift took me back to previous weddings I had participated in as a very young man. See, I'm the youngest of four and my siblings have all had the privilege (?) of being married, so I spent some time participating in these ceremonies. There is something about a jack knife that seems so simple and right as a gift. Especially, a monogrammed jack knife like the one below.

Now, do I use a knife? Nah. Do I like to own it and look at it every once in a while? Sure. Do I appreciate the gesture? Absolutely.

1 comment:

  1. At the very least your pocket or jack knife should be hefted to keep a clean detail on your finger nails. By doing so you'll find many more incidental excuses to withdraw that beauty for uses..........that are never ending. It will become indispensable and as a good wallet, you'll never leave home without it! Basically, it's a manly thing to feel good about and take pride in.