Art Knife Shield Lock
Category: Blade protection, hang, safety, office, tools, hobbies, other
Problem: The knife I have has a shield that slides over the blade. It also does not have a hole for hanging out of the way. the shield can easily become dislodged and slide back down the handle exposing the blade.
Action: I took a couple of actions. the first was to drill a hole through the handle such that the shield would be covering the knife blade when it was ahead of the hole held in place by a small carabiner. The second action was to drill a hole in the non knife blade end so a string or another small carabiner could be passed through for hanging out of the way.
Result: It works pretty well!
Additional Thoughts: I would have the handle longer so when the shield is out of the way there is plenty of room to grip the knife handle without interference.
When idea was conceived: 2016
How much time it took to develop: 1 hour
How much money it took to develop: None – had the carabiners
Current status: In use
Since it was originally done: