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 Post subject: Knife Block
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:07 pm 

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Can anyone recommend me a decent knife block that is made to handle larger knives with blade depths at or just over two inches and lengths approaching eleven inches. I have been to all the kitchen stores in my town and they all seem to be to short in the depth and length department and I can't seem to find any on the net with specs. What kind of knife block do you own and how big are the knives that you own. I am looking to spend 50-75 dollars on this and it only needs to hold a few large ones and a handful of smaller ones. Let me know what you guys think and thanks in advance for any advice.


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 Post subject: Re: Knife Block
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:03 pm 
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I prefer to use a drawer organizer for my knives. I can get longer knives in the drawer (at least in my cabinets) and secure the drawer with a child lock to keep our grand kids from getting to the knives. I easily have room for a 270 and maybe a 300. The longest knife you'll see in the photos is the 240 Fujiwara/Artifex Wa Gyuto and it's 243 on the edge.

I put grippy shelf liner underneath the wood organizer and then cut a cardboard spacer to put behind the knife tray to keep it from sliding back when the drawer is closed a little too hard. I wish we had those newer soft close drawer slides and cabinet hinges that are now popular. I might see about retro-fitting those if it's possible.

See these photos of my setup:
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 Post subject: Re: Knife Block
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:44 pm 
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Location: Boston, MA
3 of these in walnut, 18".
http://benchcrafted.com/Magblok.html
I don't find blocks very useful.


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 Post subject: Re: Knife Block
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:10 pm 

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It may be overkill, but Wusthof makes a 35 slot block that will take up to a wide 12in blade. You can get in online for $100 with free shipping. http://www.metrokitchen.com/product/WU-7235


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 Post subject: Re: Knife Block
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:52 pm 

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Ron wrote:It may be overkill, but Wusthof makes a 35 slot block that will take up to a wide 12in blade. You can get in online for $100 with free shipping. http://www.metrokitchen.com/product/WU-7235


Yeah that has too many slots that I will never fill but I really appreciate the recommendation. As far as the other recommendations I don't really like the magnetic bars or in the in drawer organizers but they do look cool. I am just having a hard time finding any blocks that have specs and I would assume one of the knife nuts on this forum would be able to solve this.


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 Post subject: Re: Knife Block
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:14 pm 
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I would call or send John a message @ Lonestar Artisans and see if he can help you. http://www.lonestarartisans.com/contact-us/



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 Post subject: Re: Knife Block
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:38 pm 

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My next purchase may well be the Shun tiered magnetic knife block BB0714. I just like the looks, evocative of a pagoda. Would like to see dimensions before I plunk down the dough though.


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 Post subject: Re: Knife Block
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:11 pm 
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You might research the Kapoosh knife blocks. They have little plastic rods instead of slots for free form storage. BB&B has them and Amazon as well. I had a little trouble finding dimensions, but I've played with one at a store and it looked promising.


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 Post subject: Re: Knife Block
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:01 am 
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http://www.chefknivestoyou.com/product/7249.html



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 Post subject: Re: Knife Block
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:36 pm 

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Bump

Mark can you comment?


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