Hey guys. I just came back from Japan where I bought my first carbons. I visited Tower Knives in Osaka and the owner, Bjor,n was incredible in helping me understand more about sharpening and care. He said that his shop found that having your knife slammed against a strong magnet repeatedly on the same part of the blade causes damage on a micro level. Makes a lot of sense. So unless you can use weaker magnets that your whole blade can rest on, don't use a standard magnet strip. I don't have a lot of counter and kitchen space at home but he recommended storing my knives between an old phone book or between newspaper print due to the carbon that's in the ink. Can someone else tell me how they store their knives in their home? Right now I'm only keeping them in the boxes I bought them in. Ideally I would like for their beauty to be shown and not just tucked away between paper. Thanks!