What does the forum think of giving a high quality chef's knife (or set of knives) as a wedding gift? Is the old superstition of the knife symbolically cutting the friendship still in play (in both European and Asian cultures)? There is the idea of giving a coin with the knife for the recipient to "pay" the giver back, so that bad luck is avoided. I am more inclined to feel the superstition should be left behind and giving knives is okay.
What are your thoughts?