Pros: A knife roll that mixes "practicality and soul"
If it goes in a kitchen, it has to be rugged. The stars have aligned and birthed the very brawny Savage Supply Company! The “Rocco” knife roll is perfectly in step with the likes of the recent wave of kitchen gear that is designed with the serious cook in mind. Very effective for snugly holding our tools with a very obvious nod to style.
The goods: Hefting in at 3/16” thick naturally tanned leather, the roll holds eight tools. The well-sized pockets are generous enough to nestle a cleaver. At the same time, given the form-fitting nature of leather, the pouches hold secure the smaller utility, pairing and tournet knives. A really nice bonus to the Savage “Rocco” is the pocket running the width of the roll. A hearty zipper lines the pocket for stashing Sharpies, a notebook, a spatula or two and aspirin. Two buckles keep the roll secured and tightly bound. There is a double-stitched leather handle along with an extendable strap secured to the spine of the roll for slinging the bag a la backpack style. Savage does well to meet their mission to “mix practicality with soul.”
This roll is dead serious about defending knives from torture. The most aggressive tantrum, say, at the start of an unwelcomed Sunday morning brunch shift will be made less bitter as “Rocco” stands up to a tantrum and looks good all the while.
The “Rocco” taxes in at $300 for the last knife roll you ever need to buy. Found at SavageSupplyCo.com, the bags are in tight supply. Alas, a wave of investment is awash for Savage so you can pick up the roll, and save a bit off of retail, as Savage crowdsources to fund growth through Kickstarter.
At the helm of Savage is North Carolina craftsman, Alex Chernopiskiy. Want to feel even better about investing a good bag and funding a crowdsourced start-up? Chernopiskiy passes some of Savage’s income to charity. That’s definitely something worth stuffing in a knife roll.