i was cutting some fish for ceviche, and i set my yanagi on my cutting board before turning to grab something. turning back, i somehow tripped over my own feet, and fell towards the countertop. my right hand of course comes down on the knife handle and sends it flying. i recovered and saw that the knife had embedded itself into my wood floor and was standing straight up and down, close enough to my shoe that it cut into the rubber rand next to my big toe.
it's telling, i suppose, that my first thought wasn't "holy crap, i nearly injured myself!" but instead "holy crap, i bet i screwed up my knife!" the knife is fine, somehow. i'm not quite sure how to prevent that kind of accident, other than maybe take ballet lessons, or something, to become more graceful in my movements, countertop to countertop.