Review of KnifeSafe by Lamson Sharp
Knife safety is crucial during extended camping trips in the back country. As with anything, it is important to use the right 'tool' for the job. Although pocket knives are fine for general camp use, they were not designed for chef work and can result in cut fingers. A proper set of kitchen knifes would be ideal, however a blade stored incorrectly can become damaged by other objects as you drive down washboard roads. Worse yet, an improperly stored blade can be dangerous to remove from a cluttered gear drawer.
We have been using our set of LamsonSharp KnifeSafes for a couple of months now; transporting our knives to cooking classes and on camping trips. Knifes are protected from damage with a hard plastic case that wraps around the blade. The two halve,s which form the KnifeSafe, are connected via a plastic hinge and held together with locking tabs. The locking tabs hold the blade securely between four rubber pads, preventing it from slipping out.
|Cracks forming in the plastic hinge
Although we would prefer a design that would last longer, we feel the benefits of safely carrying a full-size chef knife outweighs the designs limitations.
Despite our concerns of the hinge failing, our KnifeSafes have been running strong. We have yet to have a hinge failure, and have really put these to the test in our travels. We would recommend these to anyone looking to protect their fingers, and their knife's edge, on trips. The KnifeSafes continue to be our go-to storage device for all of our field kitchen knifes!