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Stumblinman
12-27-2012, 04:00 AM
Hey, I was wondering if anyone has figured out what to use for decent knife guards while in a pack ? I tried searching the site but didn't see any posts for it. I use basic western style knives Shun and Wusthof. I tried the wusthof guards and they were a joke. I liked the ones Shun sends in their packing with some trimming but they break over time. I use a soft case to carry and worry about them rubbing against each other. Thanks for any useful insight.

ecchef
12-27-2012, 04:22 AM
Good question. I used to use the ubiquitous plastic edge protectors, but they don't really work with carbon steel. Lots of bad orange 'patina' :O.
I'm happy with cardboard & duct tape sayas now.

JohnnyChance
12-27-2012, 04:27 AM
Make em. Cardboard and duct tape.

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/9653-Let-s-see-your-DIY-sayas

labor of love
12-27-2012, 04:29 AM
Haha! I was about post the same link!

Crothcipt
12-27-2012, 04:31 AM
cardboard or wood sayas is pretty much the way to go. They allow the protection you need and also let the steel "breathe".

Notaskinnychef
12-27-2012, 04:51 AM
http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=68732&cat=2,40733,40738

that is what I bought for my CN, so far so good. Altho should I be worried bout it breathing? I make sure its VERY dry before i store it tho

franzb69
12-27-2012, 05:16 AM
i use the plastic sheaths from henckels for my stainless

http://www.dennys.co.uk/media/webimg/knives/dm91l_low.jpg

i use these on my carbons at the moment so they breathe, can't find sayas out here and sayas would be more expensive for me. lol.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/2187c1xxF0L._SX450_.jpg


if not yes, the cardboard and duct tape would be great, although not pretty but works wonderfully. a lot of cooks in my country do the same thing.

mpukas
01-01-2013, 03:31 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Wusthof-blade-guard-10-cooks/dp/B001FXIZEE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1357071907&sr=8-3&keywords=wusthof+knife+guard
I like these Wusthof jobs that have the felt-ish lining. Simple design. Works well enough. I only use them when I'm transporting my knives, so they aren't in their for very long. One thing I prefer over a wood saya is they are low profile and don't take up space in a knife roll. I went to the Spyderco Facotry Outlet in Golden, Co the other day, and they carry some Wusthof knives and stuff. They had a wide range of sizes - I got a couple more 10" chef's which fit 270 gyutos, and some 12" slicers which I haven't seen before, which fit 300 sujis.

franzb69
01-01-2013, 11:18 PM
same with the henckels knife guards i use. they have felt on the inside.

=D

Stumblinman
01-02-2013, 02:29 AM
Thanks for the input. I have cardboard avail but.. I dunno :D I have some hardwoods in the garage and am thinking about some proper sayas. I have had the wusthof deals and I transport my knives daily so they only last a month or two.