Knife storage question

Joined Jul 28, 2006
I'm looking a getting for blade guard sleeves for my knife kit but my largest knife is 3 inches wide and the largest sleeve I can find is 2 inches wide. Do they make a knife sleeve that 3 inches wide or am i not looking at the measurement right or what? please help!
Joined Oct 28, 1999
Let me ask a question... for what purpose are you using the blade guards? Are you transporting your tools or are they going in a drawer?
The reason I ask is this; if you are transporting, they can fit rather nicely in a knife 'roll' (a case that has a slot for each knife that rolls-up for ease of carrying). If the knives are going in a drawer, I would suggest a magnetic strip mounted on the wall, in close proximity to your work space.
Not that I am opposed to guards, however I have seen more people get cut opening and closing those things than I do actually cutting food. Just a thought.
Joined Mar 13, 2006
Plusses and minus. Some of the rolls I've come across have a 'web net' to hold the knives in. While that's great in theory, the blade of the knife cuts the web.

I often advise people to fabricate a sheath out of cardboard, then pack them away.

Joined Jun 25, 2003
My wife made some great knife sleeves out of cardboard and duct tape. They're a lot like the ones you'd get when you buy a knife from the store. And they're good enough to keep the edge sharp and away from other implements when storing in a drawer or travelling.
Joined Jul 25, 2006
I have a knife roll, all leather, and ended up cutting through the leather. I like sharp knives. I now have guards for all my knives and still need a new roll. The guard doesn't really have to cover the whole knife just lenghtwise.
Joined Oct 22, 2005
Yeah, I use a roll up carry case, but I still got some guards anyways because I didn't want to rip the mesh. I got mine from HOS, and the one by my house has ones for wider blades.
Joined Jan 8, 2006
bandreg, I made some like you describe out of freezer tape and cardboard back in 1992. They are still with me, and seem to be totally indestructible.:smiles:
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