Some time ago I posted a question asking whether secateurs should be stored with the blades open or locked shut. Opinions varied and there was no real consensus that I can remember.
I can now report that I have come to a conclusion. Unless you are a very careful and organised person, keep them closed! Otherwise you might do what I did today: I had the secateurs lying in my tool caddy, with the blades open. I reached into the caddy to find some item lying at the bottom and - you know what' s coming - my finger caught the sharpest part of my Felcos, which sliced into my right-hand index finger.
I am typing this without my index finger, which is now bandaged up. And from now on I will close the secateurs when I put them away!