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Nice piece, but not for everyone (depending upon the types of knives you have)
on June 22, 2014
See customer photos. The unit I was sent had some defects, so I returned it. Mine must have slipped through QC. I'd guess that's not typical as the overall design, look and feel is quite nice.... and I've not read a review by anyone else with QC complaints.
In terms of function, it's great to have knives off the counter and organized and handy in a drawer. If your knives traditional styles, no doubt you'll be happy with the fit. My traditional type knives, from paring knife to 10" butcher knife, all fit well. My big Global butcher knife was good. But.... I've got a 6" cheese knife with dog-leg offset blade that was not totally happy in this knife block. The real troublemakers were my two Porsche type 301 knives with the wide, flat whale-tail flare at the end of the handles. They were difficult to get out of the block and they made the knives next to them difficult to grab.
I'm going to have to keep looking for a good in-drawer solution so I can get the knife block off the counter.