Storage

The W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company has a very rich history that began in 1889 when William Russell (“W.R.”), Jean, John, and Andrew Case began fashioning their knives and selling them along a wagon trail in upstate New York. The company has produced countless treasures and it continues to do so as one of the most collected brands in the world.
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Storage

Post by bamaforlife » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:17 am

I have quite a few Case knives that I've received over the years. Most of the storage options I've seen just store the knife itself. I would like to keep the knives in their original boxes. Does anyone know of any options? I'm a complete novice on this stuff.

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Re: Storage

Post by Mumbleypeg » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:27 am

Welcome to AAPK. Most collectors seem to store the knives separate from their boxes. If they keep the boxes they store them in bins or tubs, etc but the knives themselves are stored elsewhere, either displayed in cases, on shelves, or in Sackups or similar. Since you’re wanting to keep yours in their boxes I’d first of all recommend using a good rust preventative and preservative on the knives before putting them away in the box. Be sure there are no fingerprints anywhere as that will result in tarnish or rust, even on stainless steel over time. Long term storage cardboard and paper absorbs and retains moisture, even from the air, which is not good for knives. Those are things not obvious to most people but are “lessons learned”, some the hard way.

Now it becomes a question of how big your collection is and your taste (or your spouse’s). :lol: Toolboxes or parts storage drawers can be bought at hardware or similar stores. Just get something with drawers big enough to hold the boxes. If you need to go bigger look at furniture, new or antique, having shelves or drawers depending on your preference. Or you can make your own. The possibilities are are as varied and as many as your imagination.

You can do a search here on AAPK for “storage” and find hundreds of different examples that might help. ::tu::

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Re: Storage

Post by jmh58 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:49 pm

bamaforlife wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:17 am
I have quite a few Case knives that I've received over the years. Most of the storage options I've seen just store the knife itself. I would like to keep the knives in their original boxes. Does anyone know of any options? I'm a complete novice on this stuff.
I use shoe boxes.. Worked for yrs..
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Post by jmh58 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:10 pm

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One of many. All Case folders in this!! 😉
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Re: Storage

Post by MadTrapper » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:37 pm

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Re: Storage

Post by bamaforlife » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:36 pm

Thanks guys for the suggestions!

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