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    Knife roll advice

    Hi

    Its silly question time again.

    I have about 9 great knives and i now find the need to occasionally transport them to either cook with or show off !!

    Some have sayas but most dont, I need a basic knife roll that will work with the longer knives like my 270 yanagiba and 270 gyuto, my silly question is that it looks like in a knife roll there is contact between the different knives, this doesnt seem like a good thing, am i missing something ?

    Could i get a few recommendations for basic rolls from Amazon that will fill my need to transport my set occasionally without any chance of them coming into contact with each other. Expansion upto maybe 15 knives might be prudent !!

    Please exvuse my inexperience if i sound dumb on this issue, its beacuse i am !!!

    Alan

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    Senior Member Crothcipt's Avatar
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    everything I have seen except from Global's the blades can end up sliding together. The Global's one had only enough room for 7 blades, but if you was to put other blades in it you had a chance of bending the blade. (I did) I got the Ultimate Edge from John, but it has a chance to have the blades connect. It has up 4 flaps filled with slots where you can put your handles in. My 300mm has no problem fitting in it either. Down side is it might be a little over your budget at around 100$. I highly recommend, exp. if you have some very nice knives.

    You also can get a custom roll that has a leather cover so when it is rolled up there is no touching of blades.

    Having had a few rolls I really don't like them. Most are cheaply made and well are cheap.
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    I'd keep an eye on ebay. Global rolls seem to come up pretty often. I have one but I'm not overly impressed by it, it needs replaced but I keep spending my money on knives

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    What are the options if rolls do appear to be damaging

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    Do you have sayas for all your knives?

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    I've got an Ultimate edge , very good case . The advantage it has over rolls is the small footprint it takes up when open. You do need sayas though , for my knives that didn't come with them I fashion my own out foam core and fabric tape ( not pretty but functional ) . The saya on my 300mm yanagiba was a little too long but with 1.5 cm rounded off the tip fits perfectly.

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    You should think about contacting Steve Goodson. His rolls are very, very well made, and although they are not $25, his pricing seems very reasonable for what you can get.
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    I would either make or buy sheaths for your knives. You could send your knives to Eamon for sheaths. You could make them out of cardboard and a little tape. Or you could go to an art supply store to buy some 1/8"-ish basswood, some 1/16th" basswood, and some loctite wood glue to make sheaths like these:
    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...it-Custom-Saya
    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...andle-and-Saya
    All I needed were the supplies listed, a rasp, and some sandpaper. That wood is thin enough to cut with a Swiss Army knife.

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    Nice rehandle on that small carbon cleaver.I used a Global bag at work to keep my good knives in,8 pocket .No room in it for anything but knives.Like the tight weave pockets in Global,instead of loose elastic rims found in most bags.Held 8 knives some wt. Saya's & other's wt. edge guard(I like the Mercer guards wt. flared lip.).It will not hold 8 saya blades,because the saya's are larger on top esp. 270 gyuto.I could fit a small carbon cleaver wt. edge guard.

    I was lucky to have a drawer(shared)for sm.whips,spatula's etc.Did not leave knives in drawer because people always borrowing them.

    I found out about the Ultimate Edge on this forum & bought it on Amazon.It holds alot,could be useful for someone who needs to carry more gear.I use it for class I teach at KCC,live near the school,so I walk over,nice that it has a shoulder strap.Esp. since it is a little heavy wt. Knives,Cleavers,Diamond plates,Strop,etc.

    Plus I think a bag looks cool,I like the cloth patch on it(The Ultimate Edge)What could be better for a knife skills & sharpening class.

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    I own a Ultimate Edge and it's seriously a great bag. There are enough pockets and knife slots to be considered a portable kitchen. Unfortunately I walk several blocks through downtown to and from work and when completely full can weigh up to 20+ pounds and tends to be on the large side. I have Recently been looking for a simple leather knife roll and stumbled upon Jaw leather goods. Hopefully my loved ones get the hint for the holidays!
    -Mike

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