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post #1 of 10
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Hello.

Was wondering what are you, the professional cooks use to protect and carry your knives to work ...

I am just wrapping my knives in a towel and put them in my bag cause i didnt find a good carry bag for them...

Where do you get you guards for blades? and if you have any advice on good guards and bags i would love to hear them...

And btw..where can i find a Nakiri guard as well...

 

tnx, 

post #2 of 10

You can use cardboard, or folded newspaper and tape for a guard (saya).  But if you are in the US CKTG sells guards.

 

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kniflugandac.html

post #3 of 10

card board & duct tape

aquarium tubing with a slit cut lengthwise

pvc with a slit cut lengthwise

pipe insulating foam tubes

pvc with pipe insulating foam tube inside

wooden dowels with slit cut blengthwise

corks glued end to end and slit cut lengthwise

 

for a bag, I use a hardside firearm case with foam inserts

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post #4 of 10

I use the Dexter KG series. A local restaurant supply place sells them for about this and they are felt lined to not scratch.Never get them wet though as the felt will take a long time to dry.

 

Watch it with carbon steel because if the felt gets wet you have a rust factory.

 

http://www.jesrestaurantequipment.com/knife-guard-one-piece-molded-construction-with-p-796302.html

 

I carry a bag of these when I troll for used knives.

 

Jim

post #5 of 10

Some time ago i made my own plastic sheats using polypropylene (from the binding industry) and double faced Scotch. Here're some picks:

 

 

First prototype

 

 

Definitive

 

 

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^ I like that idea..
post #7 of 10
I cut lee valley 12.5" edge guards down to size. They dont guard the face or spine of the blade though and need to be replaced as they fatigue and begin to slip
post #8 of 10

I just love to make guards of posterboard-type material I get from packaging, heaven forbid I should pay for the stuff.  Fold goes along the spine, then I staple along the contour of the edge for a relatively snug fit.  (though they will likely slip if just thrown loose in a case).  Put some self-stick foam at the mouth if you want a fancy snug fit.

 

I haven't done it myself but I'm sure you can do the same with 1/8" chloroplast (corrugated plastic used a lot in sign making).  This would I think give you the as nice, tough, long lasting and cheap a knife guard you can ask for.  Plug up the cells with RTV if they offend you.  The stiffer material also probably provides more grab onto your knife, aside from addition of any foam.  Just collapse the cell where you want the fold to be using something like the handle of a butterknife and it will easily fold a neat 180 deg.  Just make some paper templates so you don't waste good material.

 

For knife totes I you can do a quick search here for knife rolls/bags/cases/transport.

 

 

Rick

post #9 of 10

I love that idea, thanks!

post #10 of 10
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 I use a hardside firearm case with foam inserts

 

 

That's a very good idea. Pelican cases can be bought with the foam insert so you can custom cut your insert. Very low profile and impact resistant as well.

JB Prince carries knife guards as well.

 

http://www.jbprince.com/pc_combined_results.asp?q=knife+guards

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