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 Post subject: Re: Please help choose a knife block
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:43 pm 

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Sur la Table has a clone of the Wusthof 22 that I got for my knives.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AMR ... UTF8&psc=1
http://answers.surlatable.com/answers/0 ... ion=736563

I mainly got this because there is no branding on the block compared to pretty much every other 20+ slot block I was looking at. Fit and finish is ok... I don't haven't really examined a Wusthof block in real life for comparison. But the block gets the job done for me. The cleaver slot is really small by the way. I think the 2nd link has the dimensions.


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 Post subject: Re: Please help choose a knife block
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:22 pm 

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Location: Raleigh, NC
@salemj: Seriously, the Knife Dock emaduro mentioned is the bee's knees. It's filled with some sort of cork composite that optimizes space in an extreme way. I could fit a dozen paring knives or five big gyuto. It's easily my favorite and most secure place to keep knives; all the nicer ones I keep at home live there. Got it as a gift about three years ago and it's done well by me since.


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 Post subject: Re: Please help choose a knife block
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:27 pm 

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Location: NY, NY; New Haven, CT
Lepus: Thanks for the secondary recommendation—much appreciated. I tried looking at it earlier but was frustrated by the resulting link/page (which didn't work properly). I'll give it another try now that I know it comes doubly recommended!



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 Post subject: Re: Please help choose a knife block
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:13 pm 

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Salemj - the link to the knife dock came out oddly formatted but when I logged into Amazon it seemed to give me this link. Maybe it will work for you - http://www.amazon.com/KnifeDock-Knife-D ... roduct_top


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 Post subject: Re: Please help choose a knife block
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:16 pm 

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If the link does not work. Go to amazon. Search for knife dock. It will come up first. It's $29.99. It's sold by a company called BASE4 and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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 Post subject: Re: Please help choose a knife block
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:40 am 
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Location: north carolina
how about something like this?
http://www.amazon.com/Kapoosh-675-Paysa ... 56&sr=1-18


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 Post subject: Re: Please help choose a knife block
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:10 pm 
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Location: Maui, Hawaii
I have a Shun 9 slot black wood knife block and it takes a 12" slicer.
http://shun.kaiusaltd.com/knives/knife/ ... wood-block

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 Post subject: Re: Please help choose a knife block
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:00 pm 
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btm

Thank you so much for your advice! I think I will go with the 11-slot Shun block, it's almost exactly what I was looking for.


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 Post subject: Re: Please help choose a knife block
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:58 pm 

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I have this block. Its 11 inches tall and has one 4mm wide slot for a large gyuto at the back and side. In front, the two slots on the outside are 3mm wide and accommodate a standard 8" knife that's about 55 mm tall, Just inside from that are two 3mm but shorter slots that can hold a slicer, boning, or petty, and on the left and rear you have a slot made for a paring knife. In the middle you can put in a honing rod. Its quite attractive and takes a small footprint on the counter. However, you have to make sure you have clearance above that to insert and take knives out. What country are you in?

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10066670/

That may not be able to accommodate your whole set. If the 10" stays you have to choose between having two 8" gyutos or one gyuto, one santoku.


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 Post subject: Re: Please help choose a knife block
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:06 pm 
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Already bought the 11-slot Shun block, will soon see whether it's a good fit. :)


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