Chef’s Canvas Knife Roll Lovingly Hand-Made by Dad!

This chef is someone very dear to me – he’s my son!

He’s currently training in college to be a chef and when he asked me if I could make him a knife roll I jumped at the challenge!

I thought I’d try working with canvas for this project. The edges have been bound with red leather. The main section holding the knives is made with leather. It rolls up and is held closed with two straps, and can be carried with a sturdy handle and shoulder strap.

To be honest this is likely to be the only knife roll I make from canvas. The main reason is that because I do all the stitching by hand it took far longer than if it were just leather. It took me about a week to make so any future ones would be pretty pricey!

Making Tool Sheaths

Here’s a little insight into how I manage to make tool covers fit perfectly, without having the tool in hand (apologies for the double entendres in this post! ) .

In this example my customer (a roofing thatcher) has a spar hook that he uses to make the spars that hold the thatching material in place on a roof. Proper job!

He sent me a plan view photo of his tool (snigger) with a ruler in sight.

I then scale the image up on my laptop screen until the ruler matches reality.

Then I trace around it. Simple eh!?

Obviously I have to allow a little as perspective/wide-angle lenses can change the shape slightly but so far I’ve had no problems.

And here’s the final cover, completely hand-cut and hand-stitched, finished with natural oils and beeswax. I’ve attached a flap and press stud to hold it in place.

At first the tool will be a tight fit but over time the sheath will stretch and mould to the shape of the hook.

Drop me a line if you’d like to get a quote for a cover for your tool 😊