Your bushcraft knife is one sharp tool, perhaps the sharpest tool in your shed. Keeping your bushcraft knife well is of utmost importance to their longevity and as well for your safety. It will be unlike a bushcrafter to leave their gear lying about without proper care. A bushcrafter who has no respect for their tools has no respect for the art of bushcraft.
Putting your bushcraft knives in a proper storage place helps you get maximum value for your knife. When you are moving, you have a higher chance of reducing the lifespan of your knife due to improper storage during travel. To prevent this from happening, I will be giving you tips on packing your bushcraft knives when you are traveling.
What you want to do when packing your bushcraft knife when traveling is to be attentive. Your bushcraft knife is a sharp tool, and packing sharp tools come with some form of risk, which could worsen because you are not paying attention. If you have a family, your priority is to ensure that knife will be put out of where they can’t reach it. You can’t leave your bushcraft knife lying around during the packing process.
Clean your Knife
Your bushcraft Knife is amazing, and you should treat It like It is. They have helped you make the most out of your stay outdoors. They have helped you kindle a fire for warmth, for cooking, and for protection. They have helped you do some small woodwork, and the bottom line is you rely on your knife for so much.
So, after each use, clean your knife, and before you move, ensure that your knife is cleaned. To clean your knife, let the blade face your opposite and use a soft cloth to clean the blade, be careful so you don’t cut yourself. Also, clean the handle and if your knife has a wooden handle, dry instantly not to destroy the handle.
Group with other Knives of Similar Sizes
If you have other knives of the same or close to the exact sizes of your bushcraft knife, group them together but ensure that these knives are no more than 5 grouped together. However, it would be best to keep your bushcraft knife apart.
Put your Knife in a Moving Paper and Wrap
Place your bushcraft knife on a maximum of 3 sheets of moving paper. If you don’t have a moving paper, you can use something similar to a moving paper. After placing your knife in about 3 sheets of moving paper, you should begin to wrap the knife or knives. You should do this we carefully as you can. Remember, you have to be attentive.
Duck tape the Rolled Knife
As a bushcrafter, you know the importance of being careful, and this is why you should get a duck tape after you have securely wrapped your knife in a moving paper. A duck tape helps you firmly hold your knife in place and prevents it from accidentally slipping out of the moving paper. The duck tape helps you with extra security, and you would need that extra security.
Bubble Wrap it Up
Okay, you have done all you need to do but adding bubble wrap makes you feel completely relieved that your knife is secure. A bubble wrap gives you another layer of protection which you might not think you need but need. Also, wrap this bubble wrap up with tape to stay firmly in place with your knife.
Label and put in Appropriate Box
Don’t put your knife in a box with the other stuff. Keep it a box that holds your property. Also, label your packed knife if circumstances do not allow you to be the person to take them out of the box. However, this is your gear. It would be better if you were the one to handle it when you want to unpack.