Adam’s Chef Knife Roll

by Matt on July 16, 2011

A few months ago Adam was complaining that he didn’t have a proper way to transport his knives from home to the studio and across the country when he works. He found tons of nylon plasticky commercial generic knife rolls out there but if you know him personally you know that a) he requires durability and b) he’s got a bit of fancy-pants niceness to him! He likes good stuff. He was thrilled when he found Steve from online and ordered his custom handmade leather knife roll. It wasn’t as cheap as the nylon versions out there but it was very affordable for the craftsmanship put into it. And it’s gorrrrrgeous. When it arrived I asked Adam if I could snap some photos of it to send to Steve and perhaps get the word out about this beautiful product. So there you have it!

I also figured now would be a great time to post about it since it’s the middle of summer and you’ll have plenty of time to order one before the holidays. Steve’s made a few for some very famous chefs and I think anyone with a knife collection would be happy to carry them in this beautiful roll, wouldn’t you? You can visit him at Leather Worker and tell him Matt sent ya!

Fine Print: Nope, not a paid advertisement, this post. We purchased the roll, I photographed it for free and sent the images to Steve to have them because I love helping artists out! There you have it!

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Katherine Sacks July 16, 2011 at 9:10 am

This is beautiful. I want it. As always, I’m oggling whatever you post!

jai carney July 16, 2011 at 9:11 am

that’s a knife roll I would want. I have been using a repurposed painter’s brush roll for years… think I will make my own…

Susie Bee on Maui July 16, 2011 at 11:15 am

Gorgeous piece of craftsmanship. I think even Dexter would love it!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 16, 2011 at 11:56 am

Omg that knife roll is BEAUTIFUL!

I have a similar roll for all my makeup brushes because you never know when you’re going to need 17 brushes that are almost identical to put on lower lash liner and it keeps them organized :)

Not that I have a reason to transport knives but seriously, I may find one….just to get that roll!

Jason Sandeman July 16, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Wow! I would LOVE something like that! I have gone through many cases in my 20+ years innthe kitchen, but that one tops it! Will he send some work to Canada? I have a few people that would be keen to get their hands on that!

Chelsey @ Chew with Your Mouth Open July 16, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Rolling in style!

matt July 17, 2011 at 8:19 am


Nic@diningwithastud July 17, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Such a beautiful roll! So elegant

michelle July 19, 2011 at 7:53 am

Makes me wish I were in a kitchen again to be able to have something so nice. I’d like the roll and contents please.

Kate July 19, 2011 at 9:06 am

So when I first looked at this website I thought it was about recipes, but increasingly it just seems to be devoted to endorsements….

Mary @ stylefyles July 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm

so cool – thanks for sharing!

sevgi July 20, 2011 at 1:52 am

it is wonderfull. i find your blog now and in first post i like it. i want to be chef in future and i think it will be so hard :( thanks. im starting to read your blog now

life and kitchen July 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm

This reminds me of Dexter! Which worries me because those knives have a (hopefully!) very different use… :)

Gerty Leong July 22, 2011 at 7:13 am

Simply elegant. I wouldn’t mind one.

kristina July 22, 2011 at 11:43 pm

OH MY GOD that’s beautiful.
It would fit perfect in Adam’s LV.

My Food Odyssey July 23, 2011 at 8:27 pm

That is SO beautiful … makes for a perfect gift!!

Richard, July 24, 2011 at 4:14 am

A beauty and a keeper! Very considerate of you to promote them for free, nice gesture…..

Vitor Hugo July 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I’m questioning myself: what I should envy more? The knife roll or all these Global knifes. Better: both!

Sally July 24, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Oh I am dying. I must have one. I have carried the usual industrial styles for years and my everyday rolls zipper just broke, not to mention they are nothing but utilitarian, and have no class. Those are gorgeous! Good for Adam! I will go to the website immediately. Thanks Matt and Adam. So fun! Hugs to you both.

penandra July 25, 2011 at 8:47 am

Although I have no reason to transport knives, that is an absolutely beautiful knife roll . . . but even more than that, that is an absolutely beautiful blog entry about appreciating something that is handcrafted and the work that goes into a piece such as that. I really believe that those of us who create things — whether in the kitchen, a studio, or a workshop — have an appreciation for others who do the same. Thank you for sharing this on your blog!

- – - and although I don’t need a kniferoll, I’ll take a look at Steve’s website to see what there is there that I DO need! ;-)

Matt July 25, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Hi Kate, since I began my blog in 2005 I’ve always endorsed and written about the things I love most. I’m not really a recipe blogger per se. Thanks so much!

Marla July 26, 2011 at 9:23 pm

This is such a treat! Adam deserves such a fine roll and how awesome for you to promote Steve’s amazing talents. The metal grommets on that thing are spectacular.
Now I need the knives and the roll.
I am just wondering where in the world I will take them…. xxoo

C-tvillingmamma July 29, 2011 at 10:49 am

Oh lord…give me! :)

Culinary Cory July 30, 2011 at 10:32 am

Beautiful knife roll. It looks like it’s well worth the money.

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Ed February 14, 2012 at 8:11 am

I bought one of these. The quality is great and it’s much cheaper than the one listed here.

want April 10, 2012 at 9:44 pm

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Josh January 16, 2013 at 10:08 am

Wow that’s pretty good lookin! I’ve been shopping around for knife roll, found this one from a guy on etsy that’s cool too! Love the idea of getting a knife roll custom made, nice pick!

Glenn April 21, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Amazing, such a beautiful roll.

Steve Goodson January 17, 2014 at 9:59 am

I just sold my 400th knife roll. Adams roll was number #31.
Your blog has generated hundreds of inquiries and sold many rolls.
I thank you both so much.
Your friend in Texas,
Steve Goodson

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