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Old 01-01-2009, 02:17 PM   #1
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Default Knife storage ideas

I usually keep 2 or 3 8" knives and a steel on my CC in the console. Only one has a sheath. Looking for suggestions for something to keep them in so I don't cut myself or dull a blade. Preferable something I can rig up from all the crap in my basement.

Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:42 PM   #2
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just pick up a couple of scabbards at your local tackle shop...
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:49 PM   #3
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I've never seen one at a tackle shop. Are you talking leather ones?
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Old 01-01-2009, 03:02 PM   #4
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http://www.captharry.com/product/Kni...ives,/747.html
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Old 01-01-2009, 03:19 PM   #5
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Cheap and in your basement? Store it where your buddies won't see it?

Cardboard and multiple wraps of duct tape.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:02 PM   #6
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Buy a pool noodle and cut in 1 foot lengths so have extras, just clean and dry when finish and stick them in
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http://www.captharry.com/product/Kni...ives,/747.html
Leather is the worst thing to put a knife in while in a boat. Ask me how I know.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:52 PM   #8
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Cheap and in your basement? Store it where your buddies won't see it?

Cardboard and multiple wraps of duct tape.
Cardboard, check. Duct tape, check. We may have a winner here!!
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:57 PM   #9
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Buy a pool noodle and cut in 1 foot lengths so have extras, just clean and dry when finish and stick them in
Buy a noodle? Got plenty in the basement!

Ding, ding! We have a winner!

Thanks to everyone for the relies.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:36 PM   #10
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I've made plenty out of cardboard and tape but highly recommend going to any kitchen-type store and picking up a handfull of the Mercer or similar plastic knife edge guards offered from 4" up to 10 or 12" sizes. Cheap, strong, slim, grip well, safe & VERY HANDY.

http://www.acemart.com/kitchen-supplies/cutlery/knife-protectors/8-chef-s-knife-edge-guard-each/prod232608004.html?cm_ven=google_base&cm_cat=Non-Cost_Listings&cm_pla=kitchen-supplies-gtcutlery-gtknife-protectors&cm_ite=8-chef-s-knife-edge-guard-each(MERM33113P)
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:43 AM   #11
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i have seen guys store a bunch of knives and steel in a 3" peice of pvc tube with caps on each end. kept them dry and out of the way. you could pick the size of the pipe based on the number of knives.
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:51 AM   #12
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Best solution is to buy a knife roll........

http://www.nextag.com/chef-knife-cas...6D5250AC06F3BF

Might be able to find one at your local resturant supply house.
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:46 AM   #13
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Fashion a vertical 'pipe-organ' rack of 1/2" or 3/4" (whatever will receive the bladewidth) sections of PVC pipe, long enough to hold full blade length. Keep bottom end open to allow drainage & ventilation, and notch top end to orient handles. Lay out as many as you need and epoxy em side-by-side to a piece of PT plywood, and rig it up inside the console side wall.

Sand/prep the pipe sections and plywood and paint, if ya like it purty.
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Here is the simplest and safest way I have found.
I use 1-1/4" Schedule 20 PVC pipe. The pipe is cut a little longer than blade length as shown. The knife in the photo has an 11" blade. Notice the placement of the black mark on the pipe. I'll heat both sides of the pipe and crimp it there.


Pipe has been heated with the heat gun shown and I'll crimp opposite sides of the pipe in with the large Channel locks Shown.



The knife handle stops at the crimped in portion of the PVC pipe and cannot fall through. The entire blade is protected. Clean the ink off the pipe with a rag and Acetone.



Mount the knife sheath vertically. You can strap it to a Tee-Top pr Bimini top upright or windshield brace with Zip-Ties or drill holes and screw it to a bulkhead.

Air can circulate around the blade keeping the blade clean, safe and rust free.

Total time to fabricate, less than 10 minutes. I could have made 5 in another 10 minutes after I had my tools out.

This is Tip # 871.

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A piece of garden hose cut the length of the blade works well also.
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I redesigned the noodle version a bit. I have 3 knives 8" - 12". I got a piece of noodle 2" longer than the longest knife. Then I sliced the noodle length-wise the length of the biggest knife, in the middle, down to the middle of the noodle. Did the same with the other 2 knives on each side. I then coated the slits with mineral oil. Then I put all the knives in and wrapped with duct tape. Now when I put them in they are protected from rusting.

Mineral oil, found at the drug store, is odorless, tasteless and edible. I use it on my hooks as soon as I buy them. Also swivels and anything else that may rust. Great to wipe down rods and reels which I keep in my den, no smell. I learned this trick from a gunsmith who used it for guns. You can also give it to your cat to help pass fur balls.
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I'd like to see a cat pass a fur ball with a gun!!!
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A sheath that holds oil is also a good idea for pliers. I have a plastic one (maybe a Rapala??) that has foam inside. A bit of oil a couple of times a season, and pliers stored in it always work right when you need them.
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:57 PM   #19
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Old inner tubes from bicycle tires work well too. Just cut to lenght and seal the bottom with tire patch glue.

We are talking cheap here.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:49 PM   #20
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I like captkenr's idea - esp since it's so easy to clean afterward. That's my main complaint about using any other sheath on a boat. Smegma is tough to clean out of them.
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