Do. Know.the .proper.

Does it matter how you hand.Some one.your.Knife.and .if. So.Why.:question:

Folding knife: Closed is my preference, but if it’s already open, then as with a fixed blade knife assuming it is for immediate use

Handle towards the recipient, cutting edge away from my hand/palm, is what I do. I hold the handle nearer the blade leaving a lot of open handle for the recipient to grasp

As a right handed person handing it from my right hand to another person’s right hand they end up with a pretty good practical use grip right off the bat as well

But this isn’t something that is done very often

Really, it’s just a quick roughly 180* turn, bottom of the handle rotating in/towards them. Real simple


How many here learned this method when earning the Boy Scout Totin’ Chip?
I learned it as a Scout and taught it for years as an Assistant ScoutMaster.


If that someone is asking nicely to borrow it , then handing it over similarly to how @Nathan57 describes sounds like the safest bet for everyone involved.

If that someone is demanding it through threat of violence then either - pointy end first in a repeated slashing and/or stabbing motion or dropping it on the ground at their feet as a distraction to create a window to run away or draw a firearm might be the better way to go.


First I need a DETAILED DESCRIPTION of intended use and total trust of the person receiving my knife. Then closed if a folder or hold the knife by the blade with edge AWAY from my hand and let go when they have a proper hold on it.


…totally not going to use it as a pry bar.

And definitely not going to use it as a screwdriver.



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We learned it as not letting go until the recipient said “thank you”. Not out of etiquette, but it let the giver know the receiver had a good grip before letting go.


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Yup, that is how we trained it and the reason. I just did not feel like giving a Totin’ Chip lesson here.


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Don’t. Put it on the deck (table, chair, etc.). When folks practice self protection and hand a practice knife, gun, etc. to an “opponent” one practices doing that very thing. Under stress, we resort to training…uh oh. Also, avoid accidentally cutting someone. On a boat, heavy seas, one slips while reaching for the knife…put it on the deck…

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