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Old 06-09-2015, 01:08 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by VWill View Post
I like a knife roll/bag. Stores small and safe, and I have all my knives in one place when I'm coking by the fire.
I also use a knife roll, as well as the edge guards that others have mentioned.

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Old 06-09-2015, 01:11 PM   #16
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I made an oak knife block and finished it to match the oak elsewhere in the trailer. It is mounted on the wall between the window and the spice cabinet. It takes up no space that would be useful otherwise.

To make the block, I used my table saw to cut different depth parallel slots in a block of oak, then glued that block to a larger back board that had room for screws into the wall. Because the wall slants, I put shims in the slots as needed to keep the knives aligned nicely. I have used the block now for over 10 years and it has held up well.

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Old 06-09-2015, 01:11 PM   #17
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Lift up the silverware tray, put four short plastic drinking cups in each corner of the drawer for the silverware tray to rest on, and you will have created a nice, safe storage compartment for a flat knife storage block similar to the one in post #4, as well as a few other kitchen utensils. Once you determine the height you need, you can make some wood blocks to replace the plastic cups.

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Old 06-09-2015, 01:47 PM   #18
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Wow, I was thinking no one would bother to reply to this, but you all have some great ideas. I think I will show this thread to my wife and see what she likes best. The knives are mine, but the kitchen is hers.

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Old 06-09-2015, 02:27 PM   #19
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Fox Run 18-Inch Magnetic Tool Holder

I use a magnetic strip. I've never had a problem with it. I ordered mine from Amazon.
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:35 PM   #20
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We use a 24" magnetic Knife holder from Lee Valley. It is an attractive wood piece with a magnetic bar. We bounce along on gravel back roads in BC and never drop anything, not even our chief's knife. Highly recommend it.
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:38 PM   #21
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I also use the cardboard folded over and taped method mentioned before... works great for storage in the drawer... gail
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:49 PM   #22
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Bought a drawer box that is lined with cork and with cork "flaps" that hold knives upright. Slip them in and out. Probably found it at Target or BB & Beyond.
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Old 06-09-2015, 04:24 PM   #23
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Stainless Steel magnetic strip from Ikea....went 2000 miles & didn't lose a knife :-)

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Old 06-09-2015, 04:42 PM   #24
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Ditto on the Ikea magnetic strip - I've never had a knife even move on it - it lives on the wall in the kitchen. I keep my magnetic Ikea spice holders on the same strip - there's plenty of room!

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Old 06-09-2015, 05:08 PM   #25
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The one in my photo above (post 5) started as an IKEA one but I cut it in half so it would fit in my space. Jim

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Old 06-09-2015, 05:23 PM   #26
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Here is my solution. 12000 miles and nothing has ever fallen off!
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:12 PM   #27
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airstream "brand" knives

When we purchased our 28' 2009 Ocean Breeze new, we said goodbye to our 10 year old 30' Fleetwood and knew that we would have to eliminate about 2/3 of our stuff due to the limited storage. Everything from the Fleetwood was gone thru and kept or replaced specially for the Airstream. All items were bagged and weighed, too so we could track total weight added.

The background is to let you know how ridiculous we are about weight and space saving measures.

That being said, food prep without good knives is a major no-no! We searched and finally found the perfect set for Airstream that came in a wooden block. Perfect because they are completely silver in color, blades and handles, and have rivets in the handles! Everybody who sees them believes that they are an Airstream special edition!"As much as our counter is small, we live with the block (narrow rectangular footprint) taking up a small amount of counter space for the great looks and functionality. When traveling, we remove the open plastic bin with cleaning supplies that fits perfectly on the left side under the sink (the other side has cutting boards, a waste basket, and a closable plastic "briefcase" dish drying rack that wedges perfectly in) and slide the block full of knives behind the plumbing and in front of the under sink "backsplash." With the plastic bin back in place, nothing moves at all while underway. For lunch on travel days, one of the knives in the set came with a fitted plastic blade protector that snaps on, and this fella lives in the top drawer outside of the plastic utensil holder. When we land for the evening, out cones the block until after breakfast.
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:16 PM   #28
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I have to admit that we keep ours in the utensil drawer, but if I were worried about good knives bouncing around, I would cover the utensils inside the drawer with a towel or even bubble wrap, just to keep everything in its place.

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