Knife block reality check

Not long ago, a satisfied-but-less-than-thrilled knife block customer sent me a picture of his finished project.

Though the knife block is functional, some cooks might like the levitating knife handle of the cleaver shown in this photo above. Others might love it. It would be easy to grab for a quick chop, chop, chop…

For handle-heavy knives, you might end up with a situation like the above. The handle of this butcher knife is resting on the block while the tip of the knife is exposed. Assuming the tip is towards to back of the drawer, this wouldn’t be cause for concern, but if the block was being stored in another orientation, that could be problematic.

Just understand that tall-bladed and long, handle-heavy knives might “sit” differently that expected in the knife block.

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