Meaning of At home blacksmith stick knife

What is At home blacksmith stick knife:

"In the blacksmith's house, a wooden knife" is a popular saying that refers to the paradox that certain things are missing in places where they should be abundant. As such, it is a saying originating in Spain and very popular in both Spain and America.

In this sense, it is a saying that hides a certain admonition towards those who neglect in their own home the things with which, outside of it, they earn their bread.

Thus, it is interpreted that a blacksmith's house should be precisely the place where utensils and instruments should be carved in iron. Hence the saying points to the paradox of some life situations: a chef who never cooks at home, the broken-down car of a mechanic or the neglected teeth of a dentist's children.

This saying, however, has some variations. The oldest is "at the blacksmith's house, mangorrero knife", where by "mangorrero knife" we understand a certain kind of rough and poorly forged knife.

Likewise, today they can also be heard: "at the blacksmith's house, badil de madero", "at the blacksmith's house, wooden spit", "at the blacksmith's house, wood spit", "at the blacksmith's house stick hoe" or "at the blacksmith's house, wooden spoon." This last variant, however, is the result of an overcorrection according to which it is absurd to think of a knife made of wood, so that the knife has been exchanged for the spoon.

In English, the equivalent saying would be "The shoemaker’s are always goes barefoot", Which translates" the shoemaker's son always goes barefoot. "

Finally, the saying can also refer to children who do not follow the same career as their parents.

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