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gic
08-04-2013, 04:22 AM
The commercial universal knife holders from say Bodum suck, given how sharp our knives are, they actually cut into those stupid rods I have found. But I read somewhere about a crazy idea that mightdactually work and wondered if anyone had ever tried it with good knives: fill a properly shaped container with rice, and use that...

I really need to come up with good system for my big knives and cleavers as keeping them flat isn't working for me...

what do people think??

Squilliam
08-04-2013, 11:21 AM
I wouldn't go sticking any extreme geometries into hard rice grains... Wood covered magnetic racks seem to be the best universal option.

Von blewitt
08-04-2013, 11:26 AM
Phone books, taped together, and packed into a wooden wine box

greasedbullet
08-04-2013, 12:04 PM
Phone books, taped together, and packed into a wooden wine box

That is a good idea.

Matus
08-04-2013, 12:46 PM
I made myself a very usable (though simple and visually not all too attractive) wooden magnetic holder and it is really the best solution I have seen so far. Since there are several excellent custom makers around here you may want to consider having one custom built to your needs.

SpikeC
08-04-2013, 04:39 PM
The good thing about the phone book idea is that you would be stropping the edge when you slide the knife in and out!

Slypig5000
08-04-2013, 04:47 PM
I made this, is this what you're talking about? Or are you trying to do something else?

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u533/slypig5000/IMG_0881_zps70cc0b28.jpg (http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/slypig5000/media/IMG_0881_zps70cc0b28.jpg.html)

keithsaltydog
08-04-2013, 05:30 PM
I use phone books on a shelf to slide the blades in when I'm letting handles dry between coats,for some reason printed ink on cheap paper is good for knives.

I have two 18" Magblocks& thinking of getting another one.I keep knives not using well oiled in a leather knife bag.

mc2442
08-04-2013, 07:32 PM
One thing I have definitely reinforced through sharpening is a hatred of bolsters