Sheath for meat cleaver
- rasputina Jan 17, 2013 08:12 AM
We have Dexter heavy duty meat cleaver, it works great and I'm now having to use it every day but I need a better way to store it than the cardboard box it came in. I can't seem to find a sheath for it though and I don't have a space that will fit it in my knife block.
No magnetic strips please, even if one has the strength to hold it up we have cats and I don't want to risk them getting hurt from knocking it off.
Hi, rasputina: "No magnetic strips...we have cats and I don't want to risk them getting hurt from knocking it off."
But bobtail cats are kinda cute, no? ;)
But seriously though, unless you could find an axe scabbard that fits (like this: https://www.mcpcustomleather.com/macs... ), I think you would have to have one made. Any good shoe repair person should be able to make you one.
Also, be mindful that sheathing steel can result in rust and pitting. I once made a set of luxe butcher's tools for a friend to resell in Hawai'i, and put them in a Messermeister knife roll. Unfortunately, he kept them rolled, and rust spots were the result. Leaving carbon steel knives in leather sheaths--even in humidity-controlled gunsafes--is also a no-no.
What about a vertical drop slot or a wood strip spaced out from a counter edge that you could simply drop the cleaver in, handle up?
If you don't care about look, then actually cardbox paper (not the box) can make a good knife sheath. If you want something nicer, then try a magnetic knife guard. It won't enclose your entire blade, but it will protect and isolate the edge. Easy to take off and put on. Quick and easy. Also they can be easily use for other knives as well.
If you want a custom knife shealth, then it will expensive.