We have been gathering feedback from customers and cooking students about cutlery cases for a company developing some new cases, and wanted to hear what members of ChefTalk had to say.
So, of those that use or have used a knife case to carry and store your knives, utensils and other gear, what have been your likes and dislikes? Is there a favorite brand, or type--such as hard case, soft case, roll, or briefcase style? If you were designing a case, what would be some key features? What do you think is the best way to secure the knives in the case--using a pouch, velcro straps, or magnetic bar, such as in some of the briefcase styles? Is there something that really frustrates you about cases?
I personally have a roll, a zip up hard sided case, and duffel bag that I use for carrying knives. The duffel bag is primarily to store new knives in retail packaging to take to outdoor events where we will give out samples.