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    Interest here. I have a couple Magblocks, standard sizes are great value, anything different is close to 3X standard.
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    I'm living in a temporary apartment for another 6 months, and am keeping it hermetically pristine to secure my deposit refund. So I won't be putting any holes in the wall. When I move into a real house again, I will buy ALL THE BLOCKS YOU HAVE.

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    yes. Please

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    I'm not a huge fan of magnetic bars. The woods often mismatch cabinetry and I feel spouses will generally object if they get too big or multiply, so you end up having to store knives another way anyhow.

    With that said, a carbon fiber mag strip would be pretty cool.

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    Any progress on this, Jon? Ballpark pricing?

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    Maybe...

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    Yeah... The prototypes are for sale at around $75-80 and when we get around to the real ones they will be around $125-150 or so. Timing wise I don't know yet.

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    I've got a few Mag-Bloks myself. I think it's a great storage option if you like to display your wares and if you're running short on counter/drawer space. My only gripe is that if you have them for a long time (mine are close to 10 years old) and store the same set of knives on them, the knives start to retain magnetism. There were a couple of instances in the past where my gyuto pulled in a utensil or knife close by...not something you want to see happen, and I was a bit surprised by how strong the transferred magnetism was. I'm unaware of any simple way to wipe the magnetism, nor am I aware of any negative effects of having it there, minus the potential of clanging into other knives and such.

    Anyway, very cool looking mag bars.

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    So... i tested the prototypes we have right now (selling for $75-80 each)... they hold a 210mm deba without trouble, but are not quite as strong as the magbloks in this run. In the future, they will be stronger, but will also be more $$$. Anyways, if anyone is interested, all of them except for the one with our logo on it are for sale. The one with our logo isnt for sale because its construction was different from the others and doesnt work as well (despite looking cool).

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    I made my own rather recently (arguably not the most visually appealing one out there, but works perfectly), but I think if you get a design that work well than it would surely be interesting to many - it is not easy to find a really good magnetic holder. And, imo, it is the most comfortable way to keep the knives (and does display them nicely too)

    From my personal point of view - the following properties are relevant:
    - the holder should have 2 rows of magnets so that the knives do not rock around
    - the magnets should either be close to each other (if these are round magnets some 10 mm gaps are OK - I did it this way ) or ideally have no gaps between them (rectangualar magnets) - the knives then do not tend to slide sideways to a spot where the mag. field is stronger.
    - the holder should be wide enough - I bought one that was just 4 cm wide and it did not feel safe with longer knives - it went back promptly. I made mine 8cm wide and it is great.
    - the holder should either be thick enough, or there could be a spacer (maybe as an accessory upon buyer's request) that allows to keep the front surface of the holder at at least 4cm from the wall (mine is around 4.5cm with the spacer) - it allows grabbing the knife without hitting the wall with your knuckles.
    - it should look great (I failed miserably in this regard) - the bars you show above look very nice indeed.

    EDIT: seems like I came a bit too late to the party , but I could still offer to test one for free

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