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NO ChoP!
10-10-2011, 10:10 PM
I know I should be keeping knife boxes for resale value, but honestly I just don't care to. But, some of these boxes are very elaborate, and I actually feel a little guilty. Am I the only one tossing these things in the trash?

10-10-2011, 10:15 PM
i keep mine on the top shelf of my pantry. i just like having them.

10-10-2011, 10:22 PM
I keep them too. I love having them around. As obsessed as this might sound, my travel gyuto is sitting in its box, on my dresser, just waiting to be used tomorrow.

10-10-2011, 10:27 PM
I toss them, but not without some guilt.


10-10-2011, 10:29 PM
I believe I have all of mine. I think I might even have boxes that belong to knives I've gifted... :O

10-10-2011, 11:36 PM
I keep mine, but I have the storage room for them. If I lived in a small apartment in the city, I would probably trash them too. Well, except for a Rader box, those are sweet.

10-11-2011, 12:33 AM
I keep them just in case I end up selling them later on down the road.

Eamon Burke
10-11-2011, 12:34 AM
Had em, but alas, there is a toddler path of destruction. Basically, I have accepted that there was a metaphysical housefire when my kids were born, and all my stuff is just awaiting it's doom. I'll replace it all in 20 years, lol.

10-11-2011, 12:37 AM
I still have some, I use em when I ship knives to people to borrow or whatever. Most I throw out. I don't sell many knives, and wouldn't care if a knife I bought came with the box or not.

10-11-2011, 01:02 AM
I keep them as I move every 3-5 years these boxes help keep my knives safe in transite... plus I'm a pack-rat...

10-11-2011, 01:38 AM
I still have all of mine plus extras from knives I have sold or gifted.

10-11-2011, 03:28 AM
Right in the trash. Used to keep 'em until my wife suggested I either toss them use them as suppositories. :O

I may still have a few squirreled away.

10-11-2011, 03:41 AM
I keep all of mine, and the boxes most larger ticket items I purchase come in. If I ever want to sell, it is nice to be able to include the original box and paperwork.

10-11-2011, 05:13 AM
I have lost track of which box belongs to which knife. Still have a whole bunch in a closet somewhere, but I have a decluttering-weekend coming up, so they may get tossed put soon.


10-11-2011, 05:14 AM
I keep all mine. I keep all my less valuable knives in my Global roll and take 2 gyutos to work every day in their boxes, but I drive so it's no hassle

10-14-2011, 08:45 AM
I keep mine, handy when shipping things back and forth. Keeping track of what's what is more complicated. At some point I've started taking pix of box+ knife for the reviews and that helps to ID some of them, but others...

10-16-2011, 03:00 AM
I have all mine, but I dread the day when I move and have to figure out which knife came with which box

10-16-2011, 09:59 PM

10-17-2011, 04:13 AM

also have boxes for my film camera lens and filters, as well as the lens and filters, cameras :laughat:

07-29-2012, 12:45 AM
I generally keep all of my boxes...for everything. I have 2 closets I keep them in, floor to ceiling. I purge them every couple of years to get rid of things with no resale value (and out of warranty), things I have gotten rid of, etc.

I'm lucky to have the space to waste though.

07-29-2012, 01:14 AM
The Takeshi Saji 27cm VG-10 gyuto w/ stag handle that I bought from Josh is the first kitchen knife with a box that I have and I'm kepping it that way.


07-29-2012, 01:49 AM
I've kept all of my boxes, and before things get any more out of hand (!), I plan to note on the inside of each one what knife it belongs to.

07-29-2012, 04:07 AM
have every one ive ever owned. more functional than anything. some knives for some kitchens, some knives for others. if a knife is sitting on the bench, it gets sharpened, cleaned, waxed and put back in the box with a rubber band on it. should its services be required again.... out it comes.

08-02-2012, 01:39 AM
hi: if you guys have the elaborate wood knife box(210mm & 240mm, 270mm) doesn't want keep, please let me know!! I would love to have it!! I would pay for shipping.:doublethumbsup:

08-02-2012, 10:39 PM
I've kept all of my boxes, and before things get any more out of hand (!), I plan to note on the inside of each one what knife it belongs to.

That's a great idea...time to find a sharpie...

08-02-2012, 11:21 PM
I haven't thrown any away yet, but I've been using the back of a couple of them as a strop. They don't feel terribly different from balsa wood, and they seem to work pretty well.

08-03-2012, 02:18 AM
I keep them all, and have been bugging michael to make one for me if I get his knives.

Keith Sinclair
08-04-2012, 11:49 AM
Saved all my boxes knives & stones.I given away knives to relatives & friends,it's nice to wrap it in the box that they came in.