Organizing A Knife Collection

Organizing A Knife Collection

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Some people may toss their knives in a dresser drawer, then dig through the drawer when they need a certain knife.  Others may have boxes filled with knifes.

For those of us who have a couple of dozen knives, I want to talk about how I organize my knife collection.  Someone may ask, “Kevin, what kind of knives are in your collection?”  I am glad someone asked.

My knife collection is a mix of fixed and folding knives.  This includes a variety of knives from a Cold Steel Recon Scout with a seven inch blade, down to a Case Stockman with a two and a quarter inch blade.

My fixed blade knives were kept in various backpacks.  When going on a hiking trip, I may grab a certain knife, throw it in the pack, go on the trip, get home, and leave the knife in the pack.  Which created a problem as I could not remember which knife was in which backpack.

The pocket knives were spread across the backpacks, and in a dresser drawer.  Let’s say I was going on a hiking trip and wanted to bring my Swiss Army knife.  I had to dig through all the packs to find it, or it may be in a drawer, or it may be on the computer desk.

What was the solution?

I went to a local Wal-Mart and got a couple of racks designed for deep freezers.

The racks measure:

  • 16 inches long.
  • 9 inches deep.
  • 7 1/2 inches tall.

The racks are made from rubber coated round bar.  The coating helps protect the knives from getting scratched.  There is just one problem, the racks have gap between the bars that allow small knives to fall through.

The solution was to take a cardboard box and cut it so the box fit inside the rack.  This provided sides and a bottom to prevent small knives from falling between the bars.

Place the racks on a shelf in the closet.  Small knives go in the rack with the cardboard, large knives go in the rack without the cardboard.  The only knives that do not go in the racks are ones with assigned places, and my everyday carry.  For example, each vehicle has a knife in the glove box.  That knife stays with the vehicle and is never removed.  If it is removed, it is replaced.  My three everyday carry knives stay on the computer desk.

When I need a knife for a certain application I ask myself, “Do I need a folding knife or a fixed blade?”  From there, is is a matter of picking out the size knife needed for the job.

So readers, how do you organize your knife collection?

 

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December 1, 2017 at 03:11PM

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