GB - Is your clever one of those fairly slim ones that I see in the Japanese knife skills videos, or a thicker / heaver one. Just curious, doesn't really make a difference to the answer.
Believe it or not my clever is on my desk, home office. I actually like the knife block idea. DW gave me a knife that is about 3 - 31/2 inches wide.It does not fit in my block either. I have an intact tree trunk in my back yeard (cut down) and I am considering taking a big piece of it and making a knife block out of it that will hold all my knives. It is just so convenient to be able to reach out to the block and grab the right one.
I am fussy about where each knife goes, as I just want to reach out and grab a handle and know what I have.
Stop me if I am off topic, but, I have not found a lot of use for my clever, what do you use it for?
One difference between a cook and a chef is that the cook mows the lawn, while the bread is rising.