Do You Take Knives (or Other Tools) When You Travel?

Do You Take Knives (or Other Tools) When You Travel?

Faith Durand
Sep 3, 2010

I am heading off to a long weekend with family at a cabin in the woods, and I am considering what to bring. I never trust vacation rentals and their kitchens — they are often stocked with dull, ill-maintained knives and a minimum of essential kitchen tools.

I think I may just bring my favorite knife along for, you know, security. Kitchen security.

What about you? When you go away on a trip, do you bring any of your own knives, or other equipment?

I've also been known to smuggle my mandoline into my suitcase when I know I'll have cooking to do at my destination. Measuring cups often come in handy during stays in rental apartments (it's shocking how few apartments have had any kind of measuring tools!).

And if you do take your knives when you travel — how do you pack them? I don't have a knife roll, so I usually roll them up in a terrycloth towel and then wrap the bundle in a tote bag.

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(Image: Shun Professional Knife Roll at Sur La Table)

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