It is convenient to use an improvised kitchen knife case made with newspaper, when you store or carry them.
Such a kitchen knife case made with paper prevents kitchen knives from moisture and it is convenient not only for prevention of rust and fungus, but also for carrying it.
We will introduce how to make such a simple kitchen knife case made with newspaper.
Paper case that is convenient for storing and carrying kitchen knives.
It is risky to leave the blade exposed when carrying a kitchen knife. The Japanese cooks who use many kinds of kitchen knives use improvised cases made with newspaper, when they carry them.
Such newspaper cases will be also useful for storage, not only for carrying purpose.
We will introduce how to make such a paper case and also to wrap whole kitchen knives including the handle.
How to wrap the blade.
This shows how to make a paper case accepting the knife blade.
Cut newspaper to the appropriate size for making a knife case.
The appropriate size depends on the size of the knife, but cut out a rectangle approximately twice as wide as the knife and 5 to 10 cm wider than the knife.
Fold the bottom edge of the cut newspaper diagonally as shown in the photo.
Set it as shown in the photo. The key is to align the bottom edge of the folded newspaper with the bottom edge of the knife's jaw to set it in place. Set it so that the tip of the knife’s jaw protrudes slightly from the newspaper.
Fold the paper from the back of the knife, just like wrapping it with the paper.
In the same manner, fold the paper from the blade side just like wrapping it this time.
Fold the tip of the paper from the blade side so that it fits the shape of the blade tip, and do the same from the back side of the knife. At the end, wrap the excess paper around the tip of the blade, following the shape of the tip of the knife, and fix the end of the wrap inside the fold to complete the process.
How to wrap the whole kitchen knife.
When wrapping the entire kitchen knife, you need to use three sheets of newspaper. Set the knife at an angle to the three sheets of newspaper that have been aligned and spread out. The key is to set it on the front side of the paper rather than in the center.
Fold the bottom edge of the paper along the knife. At this point, the left and right edges of the folded paper should be parallel to the top and left edges of the newspaper.
Fold the left side just like wrapping the knife.
Make a single turn of the knife so that the knife is wrapped with newspaper.
Fold the right side of the newspaper.
Roll up the knife to the end and tape it for fixing to end the process.
The kitchen knife case made from newspaper is convenient for storing and carrying a knife.
Especially, under the high humid climate, it will be very useful as it protects from rust and mildew as newspaper absorbs moisture.
When storing the kitchen knives, it is effective to apply a thin coat of sewing machine oil on the blade. In that case, remove dirt and moisture thoroughly beforehand.
Also, please make sure to pay enough attention not to cut your fingers and hand with a blade, when working for this.
In case the kitchen knife got rust, please click here.