the saying is "cutting presents cut friendship"
So it refers to presents. This way the present is "paid" by a small coin and not a "real" present anymore, but a "deal"
In my experience this doesn´t refer to hunters.
Occasionally I have given selfmades to very good hunting friends. surely, the barter trade might have been prior invitations for some hunts. But usually these cutting presents have stablilized friendship even more!
Maybe because hunting folks usually are knifenuts
the sharper your knife - the easier your life!
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