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Knife Storage - Bars, Blocks & Magnetic Racks

knife storageTwo things happen when you toss sharp knives in a drawer: edges get blunted and fingers get cut. If you own knives you need storage that’s convenient, and safe for both knives and people. Storage blocks of fine hardwood are the traditional answer, with slots that draw away stray moisture and protect edges from corrosion while still allowing fast access. This most beautiful answer doesn’t fit all kitchens, but companies make an effort to provide for every possible option, with blocks that rotate, hang under cabinets, or slide into kitchen drawers out of sight.

Magnetic strips can be very practical in small kitchens, requiring only a little handyman skill to securely hang and making use of space you never used before. The look is more space age and far less traditional, but it’s a very sensible storage solution. In action the strip is more like a sheath — knives draw rather than pull away, something which you’ll need to think about when placing the strip.

A good knife block in beautiful hand oiled beech or rock maple can be the focal point of the kitchen, a fixture to be polished and prized for decades. You might get few comments about the beauty of a magnetic knife strip, but the ruddy glow of a hardwood knife block is sure to catch a guest’s eye.

Some of Our Favorites

Designed by high-end knife maker Shun, our choice for the best knife block is the Shun Bamboo Block fits many knives, is built from a beautiful renewable resource and has horizontal slots that won’t dull your edges. A great way to go Green.

Even in a small kitchen it’s possible to have beautiful wood block storage, in the form of the Wusthof Under Cabinet Swinger.

The MIU magnetic knife strip keeps your knives off the counter, freeing up valuable work space and shows off your best looking blades at the same time.

See All of Our Knife Storage Reviews Below


Knife & Utensil Chef’s Attache Case by Ultimate Edge

Holds 12, Laminated Black 2001-EXEC

Knife & Utensil Chef’s Attache Case by Ultimate Edge | Holds 12, Laminated Black 2001-EXEC

With plenty of storage space for knives and accessories, the Ultimate Edge Attache Case provides convenient lightweight everyday transportation but could be risky as checked baggage.

Two main compartments split the load between knives and utensils, offering organized storage for each. On the knife side, double-stitched reinforced elasticized pockets ...





Ironwood Kitchen Knife Tray Drawer Organizer, Eco Friendly

Gourmet Cutlery Storage for 7, Acacia Hardwood

Ironwood Kitchen Knife Tray Drawer Organizer, Eco Friendly | Gourmet Cutlery Storage for 7, Acacia Hardwood

Ironwood Gourmet's Knife Organizer of acacia wood fits nearly any standard kitchen utensil drawer. The organizer provides storage for seven of your good knives and won't take up working room on the counter top.

This compact knife organizer -- only 17 inches by 4 inches by 2-1/2 inches -- holds three large ...





Drawer Knife Tray Storage for 14

J.K. Adams Ash Wood for Kitchen Cutlery & Sharpening Steel

Drawer Knife Tray Storage for 14 | J.K. Adams Ash Wood for Kitchen Cutlery & Sharpening Steel

The best storage system for fine kitchen cutlery is still the wooden storage block. If that's not an option you like, J.K. Adams does make alternative systems like this 14-knife storage tray made from American ash. The tray fits an average kitchen storage drawer and doesn't even require ...





Mundial Knife Storage Block KB-9

Solid Hardwood Laminated 9 Slot

Mundial Knife Storage Block KB-9 | Solid Hardwood Laminated 9 Slot

The wide slot spacing of this wood storage block from Mundial of Brazil makes it a good match for most American and European brands as well. Thinner Asian knives will also fit, but the Mundial KB-9 block was designed for heavier blades.

With dimensions of 8-1/2 by 4-3/4 by 9 ...





Global Portable Knife Case Storage

Black Nylon 21 Pocket Folding Chefs Luggage

Global Portable Knife Case Storage | Black Nylon 21 Pocket Folding Chefs Luggage

Global designed this hard-sided folding knife case specifically for Global knives, so don't expect a perfect fit if you own a random assortment of prep knives. If you've already gone Global, this practical case offers safe transport and temporary storage for 21 of your favorites plus a few important ...





Global Knife Block, Stainless Steel

Cutlery Storage 11 Slot G-835/KB

Global Knife Block, Stainless Steel | Cutlery Storage 11 Slot G-835/KB

If you're looking for convenient knife storage that's compatible with the all-stainless steel look of Global knives, consider this stainless steel 11-slot knife storage block -- also from Global Cutlery. The block is designed to hold ten Global knives and a Global sharpening steel. Many other brands will fit, ...





Wusthof Knife Roll Bag Storage for 12

Portable Black Cordura Duffel Case

Wusthof Knife Roll Bag Storage for 12 | Portable Black Cordura Duffel Case

Machine-stitched from Cordura, the Wusthof 12-Pocket Knife Roll holds twelve prep knives securely and safely and stores pens and other small items in separate outer pockets. An inner flap covers and separates the knives and offers some additional storage for odds and ends.

The Wusthof knife roll is ...





Wusthof Knife Case for 25, Portable Storage & Travel Luggage

Professional Cutlery Suitcase, Black Naugahyde

Wusthof Knife Case for 25, Portable Storage & Travel Luggage | Professional Cutlery Suitcase, Black Naugahyde

The luggage-quality Knife Suitcase from Wusthof safely transports up to 25 knives, plus kitchen utensils, gadgets, and even a few personal items. Made from leather-like naugahyde, the Knife Suitcase holds up to the rough handling all checked luggage can expect.

Storage capacity is good enough to transport a full kit ...





Professional Travel Case for 17 Knives by Ultimate Edge

Knife Roll Bag, Black 2001-17BN

Professional Travel Case for 17 Knives by Ultimate Edge | Knife Roll Bag, Black 2001-17BN

Built by Ultimate Edge, this 17 Piece Knife Case almost qualifies as genuine luggage. Still built in a tool roll style, the 17 Piece Case includes reinforcement panels in the folding sections of the case to keep something solid between your cutlery and the outside world.

Three fabric-hinged sections unfold ...





J.A. Henckels Knife Storage Block

10 Slot Hardwood Laminated

J.A. Henckels Knife Storage Block | 10 Slot Hardwood Laminated

Store up to eight knives plus a sharpening steel and a pair of kitchen shears in this compact 10-slot Hardwood Knife Storage Block from J.A. Henckels. Made to fit the Henckels brand, the block also accepts most other brands of forged or stamped steel knives.

This laminated hardwood block takes ...





Wusthof Mega Knife Storage Block

Swivel Beech Wood 25 Slot

Wusthof Mega Knife Storage Block | Swivel Beech Wood 25 Slot

The Wusthof Mega Swivel knife storage block offers complete access to 25 knife slots and includes space for eight standard steak knives. Mount the block where you can take full advantage of the 360 degree swivel bearing, not against the wall.

This type of storage block is perfect for work ...





Shun Bamboo Knife Block for Asian Cutlery

Laminated Non Skid 11

Shun Bamboo Knife Block for Asian Cutlery | Laminated Non Skid 11

Designed specifically for Shun's high quality Asian cutlery, the 11-slot bamboo knife block from Shun also accepts a wide range of other brands. With slots wide enough for chef's knives and spaces for a sharpening steel and kitchen shears, the block offers convenient storage for most of the knives ...





Wusthof Beechwood Knife Storage Block with 9 Slot

Laminated Hardwood

Wusthof Beechwood Knife Storage Block with 9 Slot | Laminated Hardwood

This 12 by 9 by 5-inch beechwood knife block from Wusthof of Solingen, Germany, takes up little counter space and provides convenient storage for seven knives, a honing steel, and kitchen shears. With an assortment of slot sizes, the block holds a chef's knife or santoku, carving, and pastry knives ...





Henckels Magna Bar Magnetic Knife Storage

Black Wall Mount 17 1/2 Inch

Henckels Magna Bar Magnetic Knife Storage | Black Wall Mount 17 1/2 Inch

The 17.5-inch Magna Bar from J.A. Henckels offers compact knife storage which fits neatly in nearly any kitchen. Make use of space you've never used before while keeping your knives close to hand. It's a fine idea for small kitchens where restricted counter space won't allow a knife block.

Problems could ...





Fernanda Revolving Swivel Knife Block

22 Slot Birch Hardwood

Fernanda Revolving Swivel Knife Block | 22 Slot Birch Hardwood

Most knife blocks provide space for mid-sized and smaller knives but no place for cleavers. This massive birch hardwood knife block from Fernanda has room for a full-sized meat cleaver and also three large chef's knives or santokus. With 22 slots in all, there's space here for everything but kitchen ...





Calphalon Katana Knife Block

Bamboo 13 Slot Laminated Cutlery Storage

Calphalon Katana Knife Block | Bamboo 13 Slot Laminated Cutlery Storage

The unusual tiered design of this distinctive laminated bamboo knife block fits the unique angled bolsters of one of Calphalon's best knife sets -- the Katana Damascus steel series. In an ordinary leveled block, the katana knives would seat with a portion of the cutting edge exposed. In these two-level slots, ...





Emerilware Hardwood Knife Storage Block

Wusthof Laminated Oak 17 Slot

Emerilware Hardwood Knife Storage Block | Wusthof Laminated Oak 17 Slot

With several wide slots for larger knives, the Emerilware Wusthof 17 Slot Knife Storage Block offers very stable and convenient storage for nine kitchen knives, a honing steel, kitchen shears, and six steak knives. The prep knives lie flat for best edge care, and steak knives fill a row of vertical ...





Hardwood Knife Block w/ 6 Steak Slots

Viking 9 Slot Cutlery Storage

Hardwood Knife Block w/ 6 Steak Slots | Viking 9 Slot Cutlery Storage

Viking's 9-Slot Knife Block offers room for a wide selection of prep knives, with eight slots available for paring, slicing, and carving and six more base slots for a set of steak knives. The wood strips laminated together for this solid hardwood storage block are rock maple, one ...





Viking Kitchen Knife Block w/ 4 Extra Steak Slots

Maple Hardwood

Viking Kitchen Knife Block w/ 4 Extra Steak Slots | Maple Hardwood

The striking appearance of this 6-slot Knife Block with four steak knife slots from Viking -- makers of professional quality cutlery -- catches the eye and remains completely functional. The routed center bead separating the two main slot rows only decorates the block but gives it a clean modern ...





Knife Storage Tray for Global Steak Knives

Stainless Steel w/ Rubber Lining

Knife Storage Tray for Global Steak Knives | Stainless Steel w/ Rubber Lining

Yoshikin's Global knives literally are too sharp for safe storage if just loose in a drawer. The edges could abrade or chip if banged into other metal tools, and sorting through a mess of tools with these razor-sharp edges floating about is hazardous to fingers. This Steak Knife Storage Tray ...





Global Wall Rack Knife Storage

Hanging Magnetic 20 Inch

Global Wall Rack Knife Storage | Hanging Magnetic 20 Inch

I admit I was skeptical when I first came across this idea -- to me wall magnet racks represent something that almost never works. This Knife Storage Wall Magnet is different -- Yoshikin designed it to hold a few good Global knives, and it does that job well. It'll take ...





J.K. Adams Wooden Knife Tray

Cutlery Drawer Storage Maple ID-616 Large

J.K. Adams Wooden Knife Tray | Cutlery Drawer Storage Maple ID-616 Large

The J. K. Adams ID-616 (top tray of the three shown) also comes in unfinished pine, so check the product when it arrives to make sure you've received the much superior Vermont maple version. Sixteen-and-a-half inches long by nine wide, the two-inch thick maple knife rack slides in one side ...





Ultimate Edge Blade Saver Set

Knife Cutlery Storage | Polystyrene Sheath BS9

Ultimate Edge Blade Saver Set | Knife Cutlery Storage | Polystyrene Sheath BS9

This set of polystyrene sheaths from Ultimate Edge helps protect the blades of your favorite knives in drawers as well as carrying cases. The set of 9 offers two widths and five lengths of blade protectors.

With one-inch and two-inch widths designed to slide over the edges of blades, the ...





J.A. Henckels Chef’s Knife Case

Portable Cutlery Storage 16 Slot

J.A. Henckels Chef’s Knife Case | Portable Cutlery Storage 16 Slot

Although there seem to be plenty of happy owners of this 16-slot knife case from J. A. Henckels, I can only recommend it as a temporary solution. The bag has a nice look and a reasonable amount of space with the layout you'd expect from a good knife case, but ...





Henckels Twin Select Hardwood Knife Block

Black Graphite 10 Slot Storage

Henckels Twin Select Hardwood Knife Block | Black Graphite 10 Slot Storage

This black graphite finish wooden storage block from J. A. Henckels was designed for the TWIN Select series but will fit many other brands as well. The space age styling will go well with modern kitchen decor, but consider whether the block has the capacity for the knives you use daily.

This ...





Wusthof Under Cabinet Swinger Kitchen Professional Knife Storage Block

Wusthof Under Cabinet Swinger Kitchen Professional Knife Storage Block

In nearly any home kitchen counter space is at a premium. The Wusthof Under Cabinet Swinger Knife Block tackles that problem by stowing knives safely under a cabinet or counter in a beautiful oak hardwood knife block. The nine slot swinger safely stores eight chef's knives in an assortment ...





Dickies 12 Pocket Deluxe Nylon Professional Chef Knife Bag

Dickies 12 Pocket Deluxe Nylon Professional Chef Knife Bag

Any Chef on the go needs a place for tools--the Dickies 12 Pocket Deluxe Knife Bag, available in blue camouflage as well as other striking colors, has room for knives and more. The roll up nylon organizer offers twelve stitched tool pockets for an assortment of long knives, spatulas, and ...





Bodum Magnetic Kitchen Knife Bar

Stainless Steel Storage Rack

Bodum Magnetic Kitchen Knife Bar | Stainless Steel Storage Rack

As we've said before on OnlyKnives, your cutlery will love you forever if you don't keep them all bunched up together in a silverware drawer, because doing so increases the possibility of rust and damage to the knife blades. Keep them stored inside a knife block, or use a magnetic ...





Ultimate Edge Knife Roll

12 Pocket Case | Chef Bag

Ultimate Edge Knife Roll | 12 Pocket Case | Chef Bag

If you're aspiring to be the next winner of Top Chef someday, you already know that you need to have your own set of kitchen knives, as well as a safe and reliable way to transport them from one place to another.

Ultimate Edge has a mid-priced knife case that might work ...





Best Knife Block: Shun Bamboo 22-Slot Cutlery Holder / Storage

Best Knife Block: Shun Bamboo 22-Slot Cutlery Holder / Storage

Since Shun knives are so well known for their quality and traditional craftsmanship, you shouldn't expect anything less from their storage block -- a product designed to store them carefully and keep them sharp for their next use. Fortunately, that's what it does.

Your entire cutlery collection will fit in this ...





The Ex Voodoo Knife Set Holder

5 Piece Stainless Steel Knives and Rack

The Ex Voodoo Knife Set Holder | 5 Piece Stainless Steel Knives and Rack

There are many different ways to store your knives, but none top this one for conversation value.

They call this one "The Ex" for obvious reasons. Though you're free to rename it "The Boss", "The Mother-In-Law" or anyone else you want to take a stab at.

The Ex is a five ...





J.A. Henckels 13-Slot In-Drawer Knife Tray

Storage Block

J.A. Henckels 13-Slot In-Drawer Knife Tray | Storage Block

Need a place to store your knives other than a knife block because you're running out of counter space? J.A. Henckels might have a solution for you.

Here's a 13-slot knife tray that's specifically made to fit common sizes for both knives and drawers. It measures 17 x 9 x 2 inches, ...





J.A. Henckels Kitchen Knife Storage Block

19 Slot Holder | Steak Knife Slots

J.A. Henckels Kitchen Knife Storage Block | 19 Slot Holder | Steak Knife Slots

Nothing fancy here... Just a knife block with lots of slots.

Henckels knives have been taking a beating at the hands of their Japanese competitors lately, but this knife block shouldn't be punished as well.

It's inexpensive, made in Malaysia of hardwood and has an elegant look to it.

It has horizontal slots so ...





Epicurean Cutting Surfaces Magnetic Knife Holder

Natural or Slate Strip | 14 or 20 Inch

Epicurean Cutting Surfaces Magnetic Knife Holder | Natural or Slate Strip | 14 or 20 Inch

It's about time somebody made a nice-looking knife strip. Well, okay, there's the MIU Knife Strip. But that's stainless steel and not wood.

This magnetic knife strip from Epicurean Cutting Surfaces is made of the same knife-friendly material as their cutting boards.

The wood fiber composite material will not dull or scratch your ...





MIU Stainless-Steel Magnetic Strip Knife Holder

Knife Rack For Storage

MIU Stainless-Steel Magnetic Strip Knife Holder | Knife Rack For Storage

Thou shalt not store kitchen knives in a drawer.

It might be the first rule of cutlery, but many people don't know it. Why shouldn't you store kitchen knives in a drawer? Since there's nothing to keep them in one place, and since they usually are thrown in with a bunch of other ...





Kapoosh Universal Knife Block

Stainless Steel Holder Review

Kapoosh Universal Knife Block | Stainless Steel Holder Review

That the Kapoosh Universal Knife Block can hold anything is fascinating - it doesn't have any slots! It can hold any type of knife because it has hundreds of "freedom rods" that can hold almost any knife or kitchen utensil securely in place.

This knife block has two freedom rod compartments ...





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