Quick Steel wrote:94 Win, Welcome aboard. Glad to have you with us. In an upright position, do your cabinets hold the knives in place by the pressure of glass, or is wire or some other fixture needed? They all look excellent.
Hello Quick Steel and thank you for your question. On the very top case that I posted, as the first to be offered, the knives are held in place by the slope of the display and gravity. However I have also placed some small brass pins between the knives, spaced about 1" apart, that will keep the knives from slide slipping left or right if the display is bumped or moved. Hard to see in the picture.
As you go down the line to the Display Plaque below, those knives rest horizontally on some of those same small brass pins to display the knives in a horizontal position.
Another application, on the display below, is that the knives are divided into their own small, recessed cradle. Which is probably the most traditional way the old case manufacturers built their upright displays.
Like the one below, all the rest of the displays pictured, the knives just rest on the crushed velvet backing, in a laid down position. None of the displays require the glass or any pressure against the knife, to hold it in position.
Click on each individual photo to enlarge and get a better look
Whew..................Got kinda long winded on explaining. But hopefully I made some sense of it