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How Do You Store Your Knives?

Greetings friends!

I'm upgrading my knives, piece by hand selected piece, and am wondering how you all store or display your prized blades?  I am using knife guards now, but they MAY be scratching my steel.  Grr...  

Interested to hear what you're doing!  Thanks!
8-Damien

PS - I'm reverse searing a 2" NY Strip right now..  
Large BGE and Medium BGE-- Greensboro!


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  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,327
    Every one of my many good knifes are stored individually in one of these hard shelled "knife safes". They are well protected and stay sharp. They come in many sizes.
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    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,577
    I've thought of using a magnetic bar. I keep everything in the mancave. Anyone use one? Rust a problem?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,153
    Magnet strips as soon as I get mine sharpened. The Globals are in a Global knife block. Macs and Wustoffs are in a bristle type block.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,327
    henapple said:
    I've thought of using a magnetic bar. I keep everything in the mancave. Anyone use one? Rust a problem?
    I use one for my carving knives in my workshop and while rust isn't a problem it's still metal on metal and the bar scratches the knife blades. I would not use one for my good kitchen knives.
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,340
    I use a wood block with many and varied sized openings and depth.  Store the knives upside down so the blade is in "free space".  Since I have accumulated many laps of the sun, I have more knives than slots so the "culling of the herd" puts the one-offs sideways in their own drawer.  Works for me-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
    ABC- 
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,590
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    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    In 2 drawers

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

    Medium BGE, New Braunfels off-set smoker, 3-burner Charbroiler gasser, mainly used for Eggcessory  storage, old electric upright now used for Amaz-N-Smoker.

    "I like cooking with wine - sometimes I put it in the food." - W. C. Fields

  • LitLit Posts: 5,915
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I made a magnetic knife rack out of zebra wood. Bought 30 pound rated magnets online and a 3/4 inch forster bit and bored the holes on the back side. Then sanding and a few coats of oil. image
    Dunedin, FL
  • BiggreeneggyBiggreeneggy Posts: 11
    edited January 2014
    I've read that mag strips can cause damage, but I assume that is only if you allow the blade to pivot on the metal. I store my blades in their factory sheaths.
    Large Egg - Loudon County, VA.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,492
    edited January 2014
    Block here.
    A recent Cook's Illustrated suggested turning the knife cutting-edge-up as its slid into the block to preserve the edge.  That requires flipping the knife when its removed, asking for a dropped (ie nicked) edge and the occasional severed artery.
    Instead, I stick the point into the slot, and just by lightly twisting the wrist, I let the spine of the blade slide against the top of the slot as I slide it in, instead of the edge; no problem.  
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    Ogden, Utard.  
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793

    I've read that mag strips can cause damage, but I assume that is only if you allow the blade to pivot on the metal. I store my blades in their factory sheaths.

    That's exactly why I made mine. No metal, just wood.
    Dunedin, FL
  • yzzi said:
    I've read that mag strips can cause damage, but I assume that is only if you allow the blade to pivot on the metal. I store my blades in their factory sheaths.
    That's exactly why I made mine. No metal, just wood.

    Yours look sweet!! Good job.
    Large Egg - Loudon County, VA.
  • chashanschashans Posts: 418
    Very carefully.
    LARGE, MINI BGE    SAN DIEGO, CA            An alcoholic with a barbecuing problem.

  • 36 slot oak block
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • tksmoketksmoke Posts: 769
    Shun 22 slot bamboo block for most of my good knives..  Slots are horizontal, so there is no pressure on the edge.  Then there is the drawer...
    Santa Paula, CA
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,649
    My set up is pretty much the same as Mickey's, the magnetic strip has a silicon cover on it to ensure no blade to metal contact. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • Not recommended by manufacturers but works for me.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,269
    My beaters are in a drawer where they have always been, and my wife can find them.

    My better daily use knives are on a magnetic strip, unfortunately not a wood coated one.

    My best are in their boxes on a shelf not in the kitchen.
  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 916
    edited January 2014
    I have a 25 slot Wusthof block which was the largest one they made at the time. They now make a 35 slot, may be time for an upgrade. Storing sharp knives up high on the wall out here in earthquake country seems inherently dangerous.imageimage
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
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