What knife roll do you have? Seeking recommendations for a larger roll/case.

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    Here's my current knife roll. Good minimalist travel roll—stylish, simple, well designed made of top quality leather, love it.

    I'm looking to buy another that holds more, made of canvas and leather—any recommendations? Not looking for a custom roll. So far I've looked at the knife rolls from Bodric, Proper Apron Company, Weft & Warp. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
     
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    I hear Darkhardt makes awesome knife rolls!
     
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    I have an 8 pocket Messermeister and I HATE it. Maybe that is just how a knife bag is but you can only use every other slot and if you use a saya the case does not seem to close well and it is bulky. I just hate it. I would rather just put a saya on my knives and throw them in a bag...
     
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    DarkHardt makes some really nice stuff for sure
     
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    DarkHardt for the win.
     
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    Damned! Those are gorgeous—I've not heard of them. Which one are you getting?
     
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    Think that's a flaw with "rolls," I have to alternate gyuto and petty with mine or they won't fit. In my current 5-slot roll it's two gyutos max, needing to keep a slot empty for where it folds.
     
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    I've got one of these....

    http://www.leather-worker.com/

    Steve was a vendor here at one time. The product is nice but remember that I'm not a chef, my requirements are very low.
     
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    Yeah but the thing is I can not even put spoons or anything in there. I have tried everything. Thought about getting one of those large case style bags but I don't carry that much stuff, lol.
     
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    Bought a knife roll, and apron, from Linny Kenney (https://linnykenney.com), and have been pretty happy with it. She offers stock options, or you can completely customize the design to your preferences. It's not cheap though.
     
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    I quite like my Boldric roll, I've got the canvas one with leather accents. Only thing I don't like is that 240 is the longest knife it'll hold.
     
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    I bought a Proper Apron Company roll and like it so far.
     
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    Steve makes great knife rolls, and I have never known anyone who has one to say anything other then very positive things about it. He is very personable too, so it's easy to call and talk with him about options.
     
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    Yeah, spoons and other smaller tools can be a bit of a drag in a knife roll. I bunch together spoons and tweezers with rubber bands, then Saran wrap and and keep them in the pocket in the flap. What I can't fit goes in my bag. The Proper Apron Company and Bodric rolls look to have extra places for smaller tools.
     
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    Yeah, the Boldric pocket holds 4 large plating spoons, a oyster shucker and a peeler for me. So that's one of the rolls big perks for me
     
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    In case you decide to buy something more practical, I have this https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003VOUFV6/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20. It is not fancy, but it has room for everything, and I mean everything. There is a separate see through compartment with a zipper you can use for anything that's too small/weird shaped for a regular slot. So far nothing's come apart, so decent quality. It's got 2 straps on each compartment to secure your knives so when you open it nothing falls out, which is a problem I had with my (******) knife roll.
     
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    That is good to know for the future. Not sure I like the idea of being limited to 240 though.
     
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    These are beautiful. Hadn't seen them before.
     
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    How do your handles fit in the pockets, i.e. loose, snug, etc. Post a pic if you can!

    With my current roll, wa and western handles fit nice and snugly. Except for my Masahiro western handled suji, I can't for the life of me get it into the leather pocket.
     
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    My wa D handles fit snugly, the quality seems pretty good, I'll try to post some pics up later.
     
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    I've been a Koobi Kit guy for 10+ years. If I had known they were going out of business, I would've bought a backup or two for when my current one gets worn out.
     
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    I love that minimalist roll Ditmas. I have a leather 17 slot Boldric that I'm happy with. Darkhardt rolls look nice; I looked into Linny Kenney, Goodson, LuBu, Divina, and many others on etsy. There's too many good choices!

    Which size roll do you have? The 17 slot canvas should hold a 270mm with saya, but the smaller ones will only hold a 240mm.
     
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    i should have already mentioned My Knife Bag... really cool guy and working on a roll for inside the roll for small tools (should be ready soon). Simple, but solid option. Also, fits longer knives easily.
     
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    Haven’t tried one, but I've considered the tool roll from Knife & Flag. Seems like an affordable non-Messermeister option if you’re not 100% sold on leather. It also has a zippered pocket that looks like it would fit a couple Kunz or so.

    https://knifeflag.com/store/tool-roll-black
     
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    Have black leather 17 pocket Boldric 270mm fit no problem. If carrying spoons etc. it is hard to beat the 3 section bags like THE ULTIMATE EDGE. Not as cool as a leather roll but does not take up much space when you open it for the amount of knives & other gear you can carry.
     
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    ultimate edge is perfect
     
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    I have the smaller one, sorry, should have mentioned that
     
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    I just ordered a Proper Knife Roll. They're just too pretty to resist. Choosing a color was agonizing.

    I will post pictures eventually.
     

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