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unprofessional_chef Oct 18, 2013 03:51 PM

I have the attached Henckels knife block where I keep all of my Western knives. But the slots are too short to house a 240mm Gyuto. I'm just wondering where everyone is storing their bigger knives. I need some ideas.

 
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    GH1618 Oct 18, 2013 05:47 PM

    I used to use a 10" Edge-Guard.

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      unprofessional_chef Oct 18, 2013 08:30 PM

      I did consider and edge-guard. However, if my lust for 240mm+ knives grows I'll need good block or rack to consolidate all of them on the kitchen counter.

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        GH1618 Oct 18, 2013 08:50 PM

        This block takes a 10-inch knife:

        http://www.cutleryandmore.com/wusthof...

    2. petek Oct 18, 2013 05:50 PM

      Knife magnate!

       
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        unprofessional_chef Oct 18, 2013 08:23 PM

        How you display your knives on that magnetic knife bar is very appealing. But I forgot to mention in my OP that I'm not crazy about magnetic bars as they can leave scratches on the knife. And I'm not thrilled about drilling holes in my walls yet.

        I guess these universal magnetic knife blocks and knife racks are the only style that will meet my criteria. The knives would also not be resting on it's edge.

        Sorry to be so picky. If I wasn't I would not have posted here. I would have just put my knives in the dish rack and call it a day. I wanted to run this by fellow chowhounders before I made my decision.

         
         
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          petek Oct 19, 2013 03:10 AM

          Never had a single scratch on any knife in the 2 years I've used the magnetic bar.........

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            forkful Nov 30, 2013 12:08 PM

            Where did you find the one on the left? It looks sleek.

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              Chemicalkinetics Nov 30, 2013 04:12 PM

              Here:

              http://www.amazon.com/Global-Ikasu-Knife-Ceramic-Sharpener/dp/B00BWFHIFW

              http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/K...

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            JayL Nov 30, 2013 07:22 PM

            I have my mags mounted to the inside of my lower cabinet doors. Between several of them there are at least 25+ knives in my kitchen...and you can't see a single one of them.

            I hate knife blocks...and most other things that clutter my counter space.

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            chefwong Oct 19, 2013 11:16 AM

            Custom Block

            I had one made about a couple years ago just for how I use knives .

            2 Cleavers, 2 10's (suji and bread), 2 8"s, 2 7's and two 4's (honesuki and parer).

            1. Chemicalkinetics Oct 19, 2013 04:10 PM

              I build my own crappy knife block.

              In truth, if I get a knife like gyuto that is too large, I would probably just place it next to the kitchen wall on a cloth towel.

              Have you considering getting those saya, or is this too expensive?

              http://www.chefknivestogo.com/ki24sa.html
              http://www.chefknivestogo.com/si24ung...

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                unprofessional_chef Oct 19, 2013 04:30 PM

                Can you share with us what your knife block looks like? I posted here because I'm also looking for some unconventional knife storage ideas.

                That's what I'm doing now. The 240mm Tojiro DP is resting on top of a kitchen towel.

                I did consider a saya. However, if my lust for 240mm+ knives grows I'll need good a block or rack to consolidate all of them on the kitchen counter.

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                  Chemicalkinetics Oct 19, 2013 04:42 PM

                  Forget about mine. I just suddenly remember two simple designs which may work for you.

                  1) All you need is to buy one large wood board and one large and one large plexiglass, and a a few spacer.

                  http://images.crateandbarrel.com/is/image/Crate/AcaciaDowntownBlockLLF13?wid=400&hei=400

                  2) Many people have been also making their own version of Kapoosh block. In fact, you can just get a preexisting block and fill it with bamboo skewers.

                  http://cdn.iowagirleats.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Block1_thumb1.jpg?cdnrequest

                  http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/the-knife-block/

                  http://www.uniquewoodproducts.ca/imag...

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                    unprofessional_chef Oct 19, 2013 05:03 PM

                    Both of these are excellent ideas. I am seriously considering them.

                    "1) All you need is to buy one large wood board and one large and one large plexiglass, and a a few spacer."

                    http://images.crateandbarrel.com/is/i...

                    This is very feasible. Making a custom knife rack might be the way to go. Thank you for posting this.

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                chefwong Oct 20, 2013 06:04 AM

                FWIW, I would not buy a saya ~blind~.
                Fitment will always be a issue. If you have options on buying one locally, I might consider it.

                I have 2 peeps that makes custom Says. Anything you want, price reflects it...

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                  JavaBean Oct 20, 2013 06:33 AM

                  My blades are in the drawer, seperated by a DIY insert (piece of wood with slots).

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