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Messermeister 16-3/4-Inch Bamboo Knife Magnet
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2010
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I've now purchased 2 of these Magnetic Knife Blocks because of their functionality and Gorgeocity. I've bought one for my Dad and one for a friend and they both have been great...almost.

Pros:

Easy to install, relatively. I found the screw housings sturdy as I helped both Dad and friend install it. For best results, use a level so that you know it's perfectly level before drilling. Once the block is in the place you want it, hold it there and mark with a pencil through the screw hole each of the 2 drill holes. Drill em' out, use wall anchors for sturdiness and support, screw it in and you're done.

I found that the knives stay put exactly where we put them on the block, they did not move. The magnets are very strong as well, much stronger than I anticipated. This block would hold your heaviest hand tool and heavier, maybe 15 pounds?

I personally think this is a MUCH better looking Magnetic Knife Holder than a lot of the crap you find at a Bed Bath. Having said that:

Cons:

The magnet is so strong that you have to kinda twist the knife off the block. It feels dangerous to just pull it straight off. You definitely have to use a little caution when removing a knife.

I noticed that on my Dad's block, which he's only had for a month, the wood is already starting to brown on the edge because he's been putting wet knives on the block. Lol, Dad, what are you doing? It probably shouldn't brown so easily, if at all, but then again, He shouldn't be putting wet knives on the thing.

Hope this helps.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2011
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I bought this for my new Global knife set. Not only does it look great - but it works awesome. It holds the knives great. I have a tile backsplash so I did want to drill into them- so I used clear Silicone Glue to put it up.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2011
I love this knife magnet. Now that's it's up.

Installing this is a giant pain given it's just two screws in the wall. First, the anchors it comes with are garbage - be sure to get your own. They slide in and out of drywall, even when the screw is in them. Second, the hole in the back are not machined with any accuracy. I used a level to line things up, installed my screws and lo and behold, the block didn't fit.

After some violent finessing I got it installed and now I love it - it looks so much cooler than our old magnet, even if it's an inch or two shorter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2011
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I bought this for my new set of Global knives. I kept finding strips that were black or stainless, but this block of bamboo truly showcases the knives! They pop and instantly become an artistic feature in any kitchen! It goes up super fast, i was able to center it with two studs, but drywall anchors are included if needed. Enjoy!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 8, 2011
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It looks just like I expected it. It comes with a diagram that makes installation a breeze. Make sure you measure the space intended for it along with how many knives you are also planning on putting up so you don't order the wrong size. I did my measurements and it came out perfect and adds an extra kick to my kitchen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 20, 2011
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Installation was extremely easy, the magnet runs the full length of the board, and it looks fantastic in my kitchen.
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on July 3, 2014
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This magnetic knife holder was not very magnetically strong. It will not hold a knife that weighs over 9-10 ounces.. I understand the product had been updated because of this problem. Maybe I got an "original" by mistake.
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on October 9, 2013
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Should have tried with knife before mounting. Ok with small paring and other blades. Would not trust it with chefs knife or any with blades larger than 6". Would return it but it's on the wall. Oh well.
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on July 11, 2013
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Love this. Looks good with clean styling and holds my expensive knives very well. Strong magnet. Keeps the knives conveniently above my work area. Great product!
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on November 30, 2012
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Strong magnet. Holds all my knives as advertised. I had a bit of trouble mounting correctly, and some of that was due to the packaged screws being an odd shape for holding tight on the wall. Overall, a great product.
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