To sheath or not to sheath...

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Josh Runyon
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To sheath or not to sheath...

Post by Josh Runyon » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:54 pm

Any preference from you experts on storing knives with or without the sheath on? Does the metal need to breath?

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Re: To sheath or not to sheath...

Post by Kalaeb » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:45 pm

Short term, for sure. Long term I put a light layer of oil on it and store in sheath. Lots of people caution against it due to the potential of trapping moisture in the sheath, but I have never had an issue.

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Post by milkbaby » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:08 pm

I do the same exact thing. It's possible the humidity where your knives are stored could be an issue though. I'm in humid Florida, but I have the air conditioning or heater set to a relatively comfortable level year round for my dog. So in the summer it never gets very humid where my knives are.

I'm also paranoid, so I always dry with two towels; first a good cotton one then a microfiber one. Then I let the knife sit in my kitchen's drying area (where I have a drying rack for pots/plates and drying pad) for a while until I put it away. This is true even for knives that live on the magnetic rack without saya and for stainless steel as well.

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Re: To sheath or not to sheath...

Post by rayl1234 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:50 pm

I prefer a saya which offers some air circulation and allows vci module in the drawer to work for less frequently used knives.

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Post by mauichef » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:15 pm

For me sheaths are a knife killer. They do trap moisture where I live. I use sayas or gun paper and lightly coat the blade with camellia oil.

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Post by Kalaeb » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:22 pm

mauichef wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:15 pm
For me sheaths are a knife killer. They do trap moisture where I live. I use sayas or gun paper and lightly coat the blade with camellia oil.
Where do you store long term?

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Post by mauichef » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:57 pm

Kalaeb wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:22 pm
mauichef wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:15 pm
For me sheaths are a knife killer. They do trap moisture where I live. I use sayas or gun paper and lightly coat the blade with camellia oil.
Where do you store long term?
I have a couple of drawers that I put my less used knives in. The drawers have VCI cartridges in them.

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Post by Jeff B » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:59 pm

What exactly do you mean by sheaths?

I use edge guards or sayas for regularly used knives that are stored in a drawer. For long term storage(a month+) I use VCI paper and/or a light coat of camellia oil. These knives are generally stored in a dining room buffet in their original boxes too.
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Re: To sheath or not to sheath...

Post by Josh Runyon » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:58 pm

I was just referring to the CKTG edge guards that they come with.

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Re: To sheath or not to sheath...

Post by Kalaeb » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:36 pm

Josh Runyon wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:58 pm
I was just referring to the CKTG edge guards that they come with.
Lol, in that case disregard my comment.

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