use a carrot to transport knives

May 14, 2013 by Lauren

Use a carrot to transport knives (perfect for picnics!)


I actually got this idea from a book – they mentioned to use two wine corks. Which I then tried and almost sliced my finger off…. it was so dry, there was no getting the knife in there!

So I thought for a minute about what else I could use… a carrot! We just sliced through the carrot with the entire blade until the knife was halfway through the carrot – and then just stopped so that it stayed in there. Carrots are thick enough that it won’t continue going through all on its own. (you could also try a squash or something like that, but they aren’t quite as hard). And when you get back home, just eat the carrot! No wasting! And no blood. It’s what I would call a perfect day.

Go enjoy yourself a good picnic for me, no blood please.


  1. ife says:

    what a cool life hack

  2. tiffany says:

    Genius! I wasn’t sure how to transport my knives for sharpening until now.

  3. Courtney says:

    That is such a great idea! I usually just take plastic knives, because I don’t want to slice anything up either. This is a great idea to get the utility of a legit knife and be safe about it.

  4. Reine says:

    Great idea! Cat wait to give it a try!

  5. Giant Sis says:

    I love this idea! Yeah – it’s one of those “why didn’t I think of something THIS awesome” ideas!! Thanks for enlightening me!

  6. Stephanie says:


  7. Stephanie says:

    Well, that’s embarrassing. GENIUS.

  8. Nick says:

    Wow, why didn’t I think of that? And then you’ve got a big fat carrot to munch on for later! :-) It’s like your knife brought a snack.

  9. Jessica says:

    This is truly a terrific idea. I always feel uneasy about putting a knife in a towel or baggie to transport it so this is definitely the solution. Thanks!!

  10. Michelle B says:

    Great idea! But what do I do after I eat the carrot?! I’ll have to bring extras to eat, then eat the final one when I get home :) No problem with that at all.

  11. Brittany says:

    I agree with you about the corks. I would slice my hand open for sure. The carrot choice is great. Oh, oh…what about a potato?!

  12. Lauren says:

    Brittany – a potato would be great too!

  13. AD Lister says:

    I just put it back in it’s sleeve/holder

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