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Old 11-13-2008, 06:50 PM   #1
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How do you store your cleaver?

I have a cleaver and when I had a magnetic knife holder I stored it there. Now that I use a knife block (no place to put the magnetic holder) I am not sure how to store my cleaver. I have it in a cabinet stored in the paper sleeve it came in, but that is not very convenient. I was thinking of taping the paper sleeve to the side on my knife block, but that would look horrible and probably would not last very long. How do you store yours?

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Old 11-13-2008, 06:56 PM   #2
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One of my knife blocks has a slot for a clever.....
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:59 PM   #3
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Thanks UB. Now I want a new block
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GB - Is your clever one of those fairly slim ones that I see in the Japanese knife skills videos, or a thicker / heaver one. Just curious, doesn't really make a difference to the answer.

Believe it or not my clever is on my desk, home office. I actually like the knife block idea. DW gave me a knife that is about 3 - 31/2 inches wide.It does not fit in my block either. I have an intact tree trunk in my back yeard (cut down) and I am considering taking a big piece of it and making a knife block out of it that will hold all my knives. It is just so convenient to be able to reach out to the block and grab the right one.

I am fussy about where each knife goes, as I just want to reach out and grab a handle and know what I have.

Stop me if I am off topic, but, I have not found a lot of use for my clever, what do you use it for?
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:24 PM   #5
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Mine is a heavy thick meat cleaver. I use it for hacking up bones for stock, but I have not really used it in years since I do not have it easily accessible.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:27 PM   #6
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Cleaver storage? Buck made a blade "cover" for each of our cleavers. They are sleeves made of heavy-duty vertical blind material. Have used this for years with no problem. The cleavers are stored on a very high area away from prying fingers. Read that "children." May be primitive, but it has worked for over 20 years.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:29 PM   #7
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There is nothing wrong with primitive. I bet that works great Katie.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:43 PM   #8
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I keep mine on my tool bench.
It's a big ole work horse from days gone by. Foster Bros model 2190. More sentimental value than anything else. I picked it up from the trash pile at the slaughterhouse when my great uncle passed. I guess the vultures didn't think that it had any monitary value. I mostly use it for splitting deer or hogs. It's heavy and works well.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:28 PM   #9
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The only cleaver I really care about is a vegetable chomping 220X110mm thin as a razor Moritaka. I keep it in the original box and separate from everything else and it only sees the light of day when it's time to go to work. It is carbon steel so when stored it has a light coat of mineral oil.

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Old 11-13-2008, 09:14 PM   #10
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I keep mine in the plastic sleeve it came in. It's tucked in back of the three crocks I have for utensils.
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