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mr drinky
09-28-2012, 01:29 PM
Since I had my camera out shooting another knife, I thought I would post my travel knife set. When I go on longer vacations or to someone's house where I know the knives to be really deficient, I usually bring a couple or all of these knives. I had sheaths made for them all because it makes it easier to pack. I just throw all three in a padded knife case along with a friendly note to TSA if flying. Fowler made the sheath for his and Eamon made the other two wooden ones.

The top knife is a mini-gyuto by Stephan Fowler (175mm in W-2). The second is a 165mm Devin Thomas damascus petty in the twist pattern (I think it is AEB-L and 304). And the third is a sheep's foot parer by Pierre Rodrigue (110mm in CPM154).

I am sure there are others here who travel with knives.

k.

jigert
09-28-2012, 01:42 PM
nice... really like that devin!

Eamon Burke
09-28-2012, 02:45 PM
These are great knives! The DT is the kind of knife that could be used in a pinch for just about anything.

Johnny.B.Good
09-28-2012, 02:50 PM
I would be scared to travel with knives that nice for fear of sticky fingers and/or overzealous TSA agent.

mr drinky
09-28-2012, 03:14 PM
These are great knives! The DT is the kind of knife that could be used in a pinch for just about anything.

You're correct on that. If I take one, I usually take the Devin Thomas because it is a very nice utility blade.

And as for the fear of losing a nice knife, I used to be concerned about that, but don't think about it much anymore. Not sure why exactly, maybe it was because I hated traveling with Forschners ;) But again, I do leave a note for TSA, and I am also registered in the TSA trusted traveler program, so I hope they 'trust' me :)

k.

heldentenor
09-28-2012, 06:10 PM
I usually only bring two knives when I travel (near or far): a Henckels Cermax chef's knife and a Shun 4" parer. I like them both enough to use, but would survive their loss or damage.

Zwiefel
09-28-2012, 06:13 PM
Hmmm.....this topic has been rattling around in my head for a few weeks now...I frequently travel with firearms, so adding a pointy stick isn't much trouble.

I like the idea of a well-crafted petty as the one thing to take (if you take only one).

Carl
09-28-2012, 06:24 PM
lol at the "pointy stick" comment.

Eamon Burke
09-28-2012, 06:49 PM
Plus if you lose a knife to the TSA, then you get to replace it!

knyfeknerd
09-28-2012, 10:06 PM
drinky travels in style!

mr drinky
11-13-2012, 08:34 PM
I just want to say that when traveling to Morocco, only my Devin Thomas petty made the trip this time. It mostly has been cutting Spanish cured meat.

k.

Keith Sinclair
11-14-2012, 04:08 PM
Nice knives Drinky

wenus2
11-14-2012, 04:48 PM
It mostly has been cutting Spanish cured meat.

Sounds like a real drag... :p

I'm jealous!

zerafa
11-17-2012, 03:48 PM
i normally take hattori hf 210, if it is just business. Or the Hiromoto 240, or DT ITK 270 if i have real plans to be in a kitchen. And then only if i am checking a bag, but it sometimes helps make the decision. when i was going back and forth to KL, i just left my hattori with the hotel chef....