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This can't be the right knife block
on December 26, 2015
I'm not sure what to make of this set. The knives look and feel good, but I haven't used them, as I'm not sure I'm going to keep them. The problem seems to be the block. The box photo shows one empty slot. In the questions/answers posted here, I saw someone say it has two empty slots. Mine has four. Plus the scissors don't nestle down into their slot nicely -- the slot's not wide enough to accommodate the blue button/screw. The four remaining slots are a little more than an inch wide. They accommodate my 4" mini-Santoku well, but are much too wide for a boning knife and too narrow if I wanted to add another large knife. And four empty slots just makes this look a little silly sitting on my counter. If you look into the slots, you can also see the block's made sloppily: pieces of wood aren't lining up. I feel like I got great knives in a cheap universal block. I may order again just to see what block I get this time.