View Full Version : Making a universal knife holder

08-04-2013, 03:22 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??

08-04-2013, 10:21 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, 10:26 AM
Phone books, taped together, and packed into a wooden wine box

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

That is a good idea.

08-04-2013, 11:46 AM
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.

08-04-2013, 03:39 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!

08-04-2013, 03:47 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)

Keith Sinclair
08-04-2013, 04:30 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.

08-04-2013, 06:32 PM
One thing I have definitely reinforced through sharpening is a hatred of bolsters