A similar topic was discussed some time ago on the forum. I'm very glad I read that particular thread
I had just gotten finished checking the edge on a very sharp Superleaf while sitting at my desk, stockinged feet partially under the desk. I was half hearing, half watching the History channel on a TV 90° to my right. I moved to pick up the knife to close it and suddenly realized that I had lost control of the Superleaf which started tumbling to the floor towards the approximate location of my feet
My split second reaction, and I geuss it was a correct one was to get all body appendages out of the way of that falling knife. All concern for the edge and tip were secondary. Trying to grab a slowly tumbling, very sharp knife solely in the control of gravity is not a good idea
I am grateful my reactions were what they were and thought I'd repost an example of this circumstance after looking at the picture of the knife taken about 30 seconds after the mishap
If it had hit the top of my foot it would have been ugly.