Not everyone can afford the counter space for a knife block, and sometimes a magnetic cutlery strip is not a practical storage method for certain kitchens. Chefs in these kitchens should not just place their knives unprotected into a drawer, but should instead ensure their knives are equipped with a blade guard.
Kitchen knife blade guards act like sheaths, protecting the knife blades from being scratched during storage or transportation. Being thrown into a draw with other utensils can quickly scratch, dull, and otherwise damage a knife, but a knife edge guard can keep it safe and sharp. A knife storage guard will also protect the user from accidentally cutting him or herself when reaching into a drawer where knives are stored.
Wusthof knife guards come in a variety of sizes to accommodate many types of knives. Perfect for travel, kitchen safety, and knife storage, knife blade guards are easy to use and maintain. By ensuring your knives are cleaned and dry before inserting them into the edge guard, you will only have to clean the blade guard occasionally. The only other downside is that you will have one more step (removing the guard) to complete before using your knives.
If you have only a few knives and want to keep them safe in a drawer, knife blade guards are a great solution for protecting both your knives and your hands while retrieving them. Knife edge guards are also great for transporting knives from place to place.