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blade guard for knife roll?

will47 Dec 14, 2006 10:10 PM

I bought a small knife roll (overkill, maybe) to transport some knives around, however the pockets don't seem that tough. The whole thing is made out of a pretty tough nylon. Am I correct in assuming that I also need to use a blade guard, or can I safely just stick the knives in the little pockets?

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  1. pikawicca RE: will47 Dec 15, 2006 12:36 AM

    I use magnetic knife guards that snap over your knife. Really safe and secure.

    1. Candy RE: will47 Dec 15, 2006 08:21 PM

      I have a heavy nylon knife roll and never have had any problems with the knives cutting it. It does not get tumbled around while in transit. I put it in my luggage. I never go to my M-I-Ls house without my own knives. She murders knives.

      1. JoanN RE: will47 Dec 15, 2006 08:30 PM

        I think it depends on your knife roll. I was in my knife-sharpening store recently and was looking at guards and rolls to transport some knives to a Caribbean vacation house. They had two rolls: a rather small, not very heavy-duty one and a very large one. The large one was definitely more than I needed; I was only taking three knives. The man who sharpened my knives suggested I just go with the guards alon. He said the knives would definitely penetrate the smaller, less sturdy one if my luggage got banged around.

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          jerry i h RE: will47 Dec 16, 2006 03:10 AM

          If you have a knife roll, edge guards are not necessary. The roll will provide more than enough protection.

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            Professor Salt RE: jerry i h Dec 16, 2006 03:15 AM

            I beg to differ. Know of several instances where people were cut opening a knife roll like that.

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            will47 RE: will47 Dec 16, 2006 03:45 AM

            Yeah... I picked up some edge guards when I was down at Ross. The guy there said they might not have poked through before, but definitely would when he was done.

            1. UnConundrum RE: will47 Dec 17, 2006 02:57 PM

              There's yet another issue, protecting the knives from each other. I don't want my knives knocking into one another as I have some rather fine Japanese style knives, very hard steel with great edges. I strongly recommend edge-mags http://www.knifeguard.com/ they have some links on their page to online sources.

              1. RShea78 RE: will47 Dec 17, 2006 03:58 PM

                Anyone hear of a leather shop?

                I got some bulk hide and traced a left and right hand outline of the knife to leave about 20% of the material to have a shoe outfit to stitch.

                My largest knife and cleaver was to expensive to have neatly stitched by my local shoe repair place. I then got some leather circle punches and laced them the old way.

                My sister, less craft oriented, took some suede leather seconds and made individual wraps out of them. I was suprised she got by so inexpensive for her set of knives. All she does is roll them like a Subway Sub and ties down the center.

                By the way, a few of my knives are not all that magnetic for some reason.

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