Yoshikin’s Global knives literally are too sharp for safe storage if just loose in a drawer. The edges could abrade or chip if banged into other metal tools, and sorting through a mess of tools with these razor-sharp edges floating about is hazardous to fingers. This Steak Knife Storage Tray from Global offers a convenient way to store and protect four Global steak knives.
Built from stainless steel, this storage tray shows the trademark handle dimples as a decoration on the corner. Knife slots are lined with a rubberized coating, which also covers the edges of the tray. Four short rubber feet on the bottom of the tray keep the storage system from sliding about in the drawer. Only 10-3/4 by 5-1/2 by 1-3/8 inches, the tray takes up a reasonable amount of drawer space and leaves enough room between knives for convenient placement and removal.
Be careful to thoroughly dry the knives before storage, since the steel and rubber construction of the tray isn’t conducive to evaporation. Storing knives away wet could cause corrosion problems or get mold started in the knife slots. Wooden storage blocks aren’t immune to those troubles, but the absorbency of wood makes them temporary problems.
The tray isn’t limited to drawer storage — some wooden in-drawer storage systems wouldn’t hold up to countertop use, but the stand-alone construction of this tray makes it usable on countertops or on kitchen cabinet shelves as well. Wiping down the outside with a damp cloth should be all the care it needs.
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