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ajhuff
06-03-2012, 01:50 AM
As my knife collection expands, :) , I've decided I need a second knife block on the counter. Right now I have a Henckels (http://www.amazon.com/Henckels-20-Slot-Super-Knife-Storage/dp/B0000CFNJ0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338698539&sr=8-1) block that has served my excellently for 15+ years. It holds the Henckels steak knives and a hodgepodge of "house knives for other people to use." My work knives are in my small roll and then all my other good knives are in my large roll. I would like to move those knives out of the roll and onto a counter unit so that they actually get used. This is why I am thinking of another knife block. I'm not interested in a custom knife block (WOW those were nice and WAAAAY outside my price range).

Any suggestions? I could just get a second matching block of what I already have. Another one I thought about is this mega-block (http://www.amazon.com/Wusthof-Slot-Storage-Block-Cherry/dp/B001CHDEAI/ref=sr_1_10?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1338698891&sr=1-10) from Wusthof. Anything else I should consider?

Thanks,

-AJ

PS This (http://www.bookofjoe.com/2008/01/knife-block-by.html)is my first choice but apparently not available. :D

Johnny.B.Good
06-03-2012, 01:59 AM
If a custom is out, then I would just get a second Henckels to match your first and keep them side by side. No complaints after 15+ years? Why look around for something different.

tk59
06-03-2012, 03:11 AM
I had a smaller Henckels block. Then I went to something similar to your block. Then, I added a custom from BoardSMITH to go with the larger Henckels block. Now, I'm using the Wusthof and the BoardSMITH. The rest are getting rotated in and out of random containers in a closet. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with the Wusthof, considering how inexpensive it was.

kalaeb
06-03-2012, 03:29 AM
I had a smaller Henckels block. Then I went to something similar to your block. Then, I added a custom from BoardSMITH to go with the larger Henckels block. Now, I'm using the Wusthof and the BoardSMITH. The rest are getting rotated in and out of random containers in a closet. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with the Wusthof, considering how inexpensive it was.

Will the Wusthoff accommodate 270's? I am in a similar situation.

tk59
06-03-2012, 03:40 AM
Will the Wusthoff accommodate 270's? I am in a similar situation.It holds everything up to 300 mm just fine. My Devin wa0suji is 315 on the edge and it sticks out the bottom by about a cm. There are two 65 mm wide slots that will accomodate almost anything. The other large slots are 52 mm wide which is cutting it a little close for a lot of 270's. Don't expect amazing fit and finish, either.

apicius9
06-03-2012, 04:02 AM
I have one of those Wuesthof blocks als and think it's good value compared to a custom solution. I also have a very nice custom block, but that was customized for the knives I had 3 years ago...

Stefan

DeepCSweede
06-04-2012, 01:19 AM
I wanted a Boardsmith but alas there were no more to be... so I picked up this one in Cherry as a scratch n dent for $25 on ebay. It really is a nice block bar getting a custom. The top slot fits my 10" ZJA Kramer no problem. Even for $100 it s/b a decent block.