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Fixed Blade Storage Recommendations

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by bvo85, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. bvo85

    bvo85 Gold Member Gold Member

    441
    Apr 27, 2017
    I've started to learn the hard way (hard on my wallet) that CRK fixed blades, especially the hollow handle ones, tend to multiply.

    Now I'm looking for ideas on how to store them properly. I dislike the idea of keeping them in their regular leather sheath and then in a safe, because taking them out one at a time is a hassle. Also I'm not sure if the leather will cause corrosion issues over long periods of time.

    Anyone have any interesting ideas on storing fixed blade knives in general, with an emphasis on CRK hollow handles?
     
  2. Wavicle

    Wavicle Gold Member Gold Member

    585
    Jul 22, 2014
    I keep all knives, fixed and folders, out of any sheaths in wood collectors chests. Coated blades (PVD) don’t need anything further except space around them for air but for non-coated blades I apply Sentry Solutions Tuf Glide to both the blade and titanium handles. Damascus sometimes gets a light coat of Renaissance wax to preserve the etching when in longer term storage.

    I monitor the relative humidity in the room to ensure it’s never higher than 40%. I have also placed desiccant packets in the collectors chests as an added means to keep moisture away from the knives. And yes, a dehumidifier is used in the summer months.

    Most importantly all knives are thoroughly wiped off to remove finger prints before being placed in storage unless they have Tuf Glide.
     
  3. Josh K

    Josh K Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    I put all fixed blades into zippered Bill's Custom Cases. Then I store them in either the safe, or boxed up. Some Tuf-Glide works great to help protect the metal.
     
  4. Tommy-Chi

    Tommy-Chi

    771
    May 25, 2017
    From "storables dot com" I buy "Ultimate Airtight Storage Boxes" for all of my knives. When I get enough folders, I'll buy a Pelican.

    Inside the plastic container I place a cardboard box full of "Hydrosorbent 900 Gram Silica Gel" that I buy from Amazon and a humidity indicator.

    Also, while I have "Renaissance Wax" I have not had the time to wax my blades. This wax is used by museums to prevent rust.
     
  5. tank sniper

    tank sniper

    130
    Jan 8, 2018
    don't store in leather sheath... wipe the blade down with gun oil or better yet with cosmoline... if you place it in a box use something that absorbs moisture like those desiccant packets.
     
  6. PNWhovian

    PNWhovian

    494
    Jan 16, 2015
    I’ve used gun socks in the past, esp when putting them in storage while down range. Wiped them down with the Tuf-cloth and stored them in those for over a year at a time with no issues.
     

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