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40 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

I'm now looking at a dedicated durian knife

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On 4/17/2021 at 3:46 PM, KennethT said:

I used to store all my knives on a magnetic knife block on the wall , but the new kitchen has almost no usable wall space. I do have an out of the way countertop corner that is unused , so I figured I'd put a knife block there. I think I have about 18 knives (off the top of my head).

 

In my last, very cramped kitchen, I screwed two magnetic strips parallel to each other on the underside of the wall cabinet above my main prep area. When I moved here, I went to a knife drawer.

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14 minutes ago, kayb said:

 

In my last, very cramped kitchen, I screwed two magnetic strips parallel to each other on the underside of the wall cabinet above my main prep area. When I moved here, I went to a knife drawer.

Yikes - I can only imagine what that means.  But I had a magnetic knife block for 15 years - screwed to teh wall, not the underside of a cabinet and had no issues.  I definitely wouldn't feel comfortable working under the knives - especially when they're horizontal, not vertical.

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I've got sharp things in a few places. I wouldn't call this anyone's perfect solution to "knife storage." But it is how a number of my knives are "stored."

 

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There are a few in knife rolls, and even some in their original boxes as storage. Some fancy Japanese stuff.

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Ive stored my knife collection

 

along several MagneBars

 

and one knife block

 

I highly recommend  the 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Wüsthof-7223-30-Wusthof-Magnabar/dp/B0000DJZ6G

 

Ive used the generics after having two Magna's

 

and at leaset those generics were just as good.

 

the knife block had my collection of Globals 

 

which I now rarely use 

 

move on to WoodWhole w a friend.

 

I use Watanabe   and  Granton knives , from Granton GB

 

w the authentic Granton edge  ( the cavity goes down to the blade edge )

 

http://www.granton-knives.co.uk

 

mighty fine collection ( red handles , of course ! )

 

from them.

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1 hour ago, weinoo said:

I've got sharp things in a few places. I wouldn't call this anyone's perfect solution to "knife storage." But it is how a number of my knives are "stored."

 

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There are a few in knife rolls, and even some in their original boxes as storage. Some fancy Japanese stuff.

Do you like those wood covered magnetic knife blocks?  I feel like they wouldn't hold as strongly as the non-covered ones.

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properly made

 

w the right rare earth magnets 

 

just behind the central wood stip

 

the EM are under that strip

 

if the strip is not too thick

 

sometimes the magnets are glued in from the back

 

into a slot that has carefully been routed 

 

so the front is one pice of weed

 

any properly done

 

stronger that magnabar

 

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1 hour ago, KennethT said:

Do you like those wood covered magnetic knife blocks?  I feel like they wouldn't hold as strongly as the non-covered ones.

 

These hold so strongly I'm amazed.

 

https://www.benchcrafted.com/magblok

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Truth be told, I was more worried about how strongly they would attach to the walls they are attached to. My contractor made sure they're in there forever i think.  The knife inserts inside the drawer, as well as all the inserts wherever I put them, came from here. Many variations available.

 

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https://draweressentials.com/collections/cooking-utensil-10wide-with-10-slot-food-prep-knife-storage-block-combo-insert-collection/knife-block

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Years ago, I purchased some rare-earth magnet knife strip thingies.  In my mind, it was @rotuts who emphasized the need for the strength of "rare-earth" magnets.  

 

Well.  I finally had a friend put 'em up. Heavy-use to the left (mostly);  less-use to the right.

 

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Just in time for the whole new kitchen I need.  In fact, the walnut was bone-dry, I oiled everything good before the drilling.  Sigh.

 

But.  It's exciting, anyway.  Amidst the dilapidation, and Ikea particle-board decay, and mess.

 

[And, no.  I certainly do not need three serrated knives.  Two of 'em were supposed to be gifts.  The rest of that is another board, or at least another thread . . . .]

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59 minutes ago, SLB said:

Amidst the dilapidation, and Ikea particle-board decay, and mess.

 

 

Is that an IKEA wooden countertop?  If so, I had one like that, and it was really one of their better products, bought at least 20 years ago when we first moved in here. I oiled it a lot, and it never had an issue. Had a nice patina, like yours.

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Yep, that is the Ikea countertop; and I agree that it's actually a decent product although I would never drop the actual sink into one, which is what the folks who built this kitchen did on the parallel line of this galley. 

 

The rotting particle-board is the cupboards.  I think it was made to require renovation every decade or so.  Which is against my religion . . . but the truth is, my lower cabinets floors are going to straight-up fail any day now.  

 

 

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I have a traditional knife block which I keep covered with a shower cap to prevent dust from getting in the slots. It looks funny but I can remove it if someone is coming over.  

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1 hour ago, cyalexa said:

I have a traditional knife block which I keep covered with a shower cap to prevent dust from getting in the slots. It looks funny but I can remove it if someone is coming over.  

 

I never thought of that strategy! In my case, nobody who came over would be surprised if I forgot and left the shower cap on. :) 

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7 hours ago, btbyrd said:

 

 

We recently had our first child and the knife shrine is no more. But my little boy is adorable and I don't miss those stands, cool though they were.

Kids do have a way of rearranging one's priorities.

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11 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

For decades I've used a 25 slot Wusthof block.  With today's knife delivery and a heavy heart I realized the time had come.  I ordered a 35 slot block.

 

I am pretty sure you live alone most of the time but for the rest of them and their knife collections I sure hope they have got conflict resolution down to a fine art. 

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