Best Knife Covers – Knife block

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Today, I want to keep the knife that I use in a knife block, but for a knife that I do not use too often or do not fit the blocks, I store them in a tray placed in a drawer. I want to protect with how the knife blade. My two favorite? Knife Edge and Safe Mag FORSCHNER’s LamsonSharp.

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There are storage options for different knives kitchen. Knife block is a very common way of storing your knives. Knife block look good and very convenient – perhaps too convenient. If you have kids, storing your knives in a block is a dangerous proposition. So is the use of a magnetic bar fixed to the wall. For households with two hands driven by curious mind, it is often best to keep the knife was hidden away in a drawer. improper storage in a drawer, however, may be more dangerous (for both you and the knife) for storing the knives on the counter or wall. Long Island is an accident waiting to happen the next time you reach into your drawer without notice. The knife can also chip in when rattling together as you open or close the drawer.

Use a knife in the drawer tray can protect your knife and help you organize for them too. I have two problems with knife tray. First, they spend a fair amount of space your drawer, and, secondly, I can not seem to find a tray that can handle the knives of different shapes (and brand) that I have . There’s always one or two knives that just do not fit properly. So I’ve taken to using a knife edge and put a knife in a drawer tray held.

A series of knife edge exists – the most common type involves inserting a piece folding knife in plastic with a cutting motion. I really do not like this type of bag knife because you can not easily wash the cover (if food, dirt, or other such undesirable trapped in the cap?), The knife scrapes against the cover as you insert it , and you are holding in your hands the cover while making a cut into the cover movement. My preference is to open up the cover to insert knife blades and cleaning. The cover should close tightly knife with the knife, but the knife did not allow for wiggle or move to prevent scratches from being performed by the devices are designed to protect the knife. Let’s take a look at my preferred solution: Edge-Mag.

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Edge-Mag’s FORSCHNER comes in a variety of lengths ranging from 12 inches to 3 inches. The cover is only a few millimeters thick (like the plastic cover that you cut into), but potentially open.

Basically, it’s two magnetic strips that are held together along a joint set in the long side of the cover. When opened, the Edge-Mag can be washed and fully dried (important to avoid rusting of your knife).

The knife can be easily inserted by placing the flat part of the blade directly onto the interior surface. The magnet holds the knife firmly in position

Closing the other side of the Edge-Mag completes the magnetic sandwich that securely holds the knife without increasing the thickness of the knife by too much. Enclosed in the Edge-Mag the knife is safe for storage. Also, I’ve found this to be the best way to protect knives in a knife roll or bag. The cover doesn’t take too much space, and, when several of the Edge-Mags are stacked near each other, the magnets help keep the knives from moving during travel (the Edge-Mags covers “stick” to each other).

I also like using the Amazon KnifeSafe. It’s a bit bulkier than the Edge-Mag, but it completely covers the entire blade in plastic.

The cover opens up on hinges and can be washed easily enough. Make sure the knife and the KnifeSafe are both completely dry before storing the knife (to prevent rust).

The knife sits in the KnifeSafe on top of two rubber pads. Opposing rubber pads on the other side of the cover holds the knife in place when closed. The KnifeSafe comes in four sizes. The largest is able to hold knives of 10-in. to 8-in. in blade length and the smallest holds 2-1/2 to 4-1/2 inch knives. Because of the placement of rubber pads, it’s important to get the correct size (while a large Edge-Mag can be used for any size knife).

When closed, two tabs lock the cover in position, and the knife is secure. The KnifeSafe is great for transporting a knife from one location to another – your neighborhood knife sharpener will thank you.

I picked up my KnifeSafes from Sur La Table for about $5 each. For some reason, their online website does not have them, so I offer you this link from Chef’s Resource instead.

On September 19, 2005 Michael Chu said…
Subject: Re: Knife block

kaymaria wrote:

A friend had a great tip regarding knife block – she taught me to insert the blade blade-side up so there isn’t any wear on it when you slide it in and out of the block. I thought that was very clever.

Blade side up is definitely one way to avoid your knives scraping against wood, but it’s also quite dangerous. Every knife block manufacturer will tell you not to place your blades upside down in their knife block. The danger is two fold (as it was explained to me): 1. People expect the blades to be facing down. A visitor extracting a knife from your block may not realize that the blade is facing the opposing direction. 2. With the knife handle on the bottom and the curve of the blade on top, the knife has a greater tendency to slide out of the block if tilted or partially extracted. If the knife was not properly inserted fully into the block, the knife can slip out instead of in as expected.

Most block manufacturer’s that I’ve spoken to feel that the wood does not appreciably dull the knife when you insert the knife into the block. You’re not cutting into the block, you are inserting the knife and the blade runs along the wood (just like when you slice food on your cutting board). Some knife block manufactuer’s make blocks with slots going sideways (like the one I own), but they came this is for aesthetic reasons and not to reduce wear on the knives.


On January 22, 2012 Green (guest) said…
Subject: Kitchen Knife Storage
I have accumulated over 2 dozen different quality German, Swiss, Japanese, and French kitchen knives which I do alternatively use often. I’ve been looking everywhere for a rack that would hold this many different shaped knives safely yet handily for frequent use. Well, far as I can tell, there just anything available for such an array of different blades. So I decided and am designing my own device. It will be an upright transparent plexiglass cylinder (or could be squared) on a rotary device so I can turn it to whatever knife I decide to extract. It will be filled with very small upright plexiglass rods that can shift and move depending on the size of the blade. Depending on the size rods I use, I may round off the top ends so that the knives tract into the array of rods more easily. It will look smart and modern and be placed on the counter out of the way but in an area where I do alot of cutting. I guess I should patent it since I’ve read so many different comments by people looking for a way to handily store a larger number of blades.

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