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Traditional knives, traditional storage

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jnevill, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. jnevill

    jnevill

    498
    Mar 8, 2008
    One of my hobbies is (amateur) woodworking. I wanted a Gerstner literally since I started collecting knives 30 years ago. I finally picked one up, and like anything else good, one led to another, and here we are.

    All of these were bought “farm fresh”, i.e. covered in grease and battle scarred. I left a lot of the scars in, as they tell the story of the chest. One even came from a famous California aircraft manufacturer’s shop.

    Let’s see your storage.

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  2. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I can’t take pictures right now to show the old desk I keep my knives in, but your chests are amazing!!
     
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  3. AShearer

    AShearer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    Not a Gerstner but an old humidor made of figured cherry. I converted to slots better suited to my knives.
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  4. jnevill

    jnevill

    498
    Mar 8, 2008

    And should, theoretically, keep the moisture out, eh? Great idea!
     
  5. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Top one is my main storage for folders (traditional). IMG_3449.jpg The second one is my wife's knife collection (also traditional). Mine is a Gerstner International while hers is a USA vintage Gerstner. IMG_2613.jpg
     
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  6. jnevill

    jnevill

    498
    Mar 8, 2008
    Nice! You know you can order a replacement key from them, right? Or the whole lock if you need it.

    And, I also gave my wife a Gerstner USA, I’ll have to get a pic of it.
     
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  7. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Yes. There are a couple items of hardware missing that we need to replace. Thank you. Your chests are splendid! I too have always loved them.
     
  8. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Those chests are so prestigious!! :thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup:
    I don't have anything close to that, but you did invite us to show our storage, so here's my rather low-rent approach.
    6 Plano boxes stacked in a cupboard at the bottom of a bookcase:
    6planos.on.2shelves.jpg

    Here are the same 6 boxes spread out on the lid of the chest freezer in the basement to facilitate the weekly knife rotation:
    6planos.on.freezer.jpg

    - GT
     
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  9. AShearer

    AShearer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    It does seal up pretty good. I also toss a couple desiccant packs in there every once in awhile.
     
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  10. AShearer

    AShearer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    Great! That's a lot of knives!!!
     
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  11. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    You all put my sock drawer to shame.
     
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  12. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    Amazing chests and Plano boxes! :)

    All I have is a wood cigar box ($2 from The Yee Olde Tobacco Shoppe) and a third or fourth hand store ... or maybe it was a 5th Chance Store ... backpack/book bag. :oops:
     
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  13. jnevill

    jnevill

    498
    Mar 8, 2008
    When i met the girl who has now been my wife for the last 31 years, the morning after the first time she spent the night at my house she needed a pair of clean socks, so she opened my sock drawer to get a pair and commented “holy cow you have a lot of knives! Let’s go to the flea market and get you a case!”

    We did, I had 98 knives that day, that’s what started me down the path to 600 knives and 7 chests. I remind her all the time that this is all her fault.

    Nothing wrong with knives in a sock drawer my friend!
     
  14. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Yours might be in a couple of dozen sock drawers. :D
     
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  15. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Does anyone have experience with this one from Harbor Freight?
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  16. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
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  17. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Alan I purchased one on two different occasions and returned each one. If you are lucky and purchase one that's in good shape I believe it would serve you well with a little bit of attention here and there. The problem with those I bought was there were just too many issues. Most of the drawers were hard to open and close.
     
  18. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    533
    May 16, 2018
    I would like to know as well, I'd go get one if they're decent. My nearest HF is about 45 minutes away.
     
  19. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    808
    Dec 18, 2013
    This one is not name brand but it’s got some knives in it... the ones posted have been very nice. Good evening image.jpg
     
  20. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    @Fodderwing Thanks for the heads up. I'll probably check it out tomorrow. I'll look it over plus I've got a 20% coupon so I should be ok.
    @Misplaced Hillbilly Check out what Fodderwing posted just before you.
     

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