Originally Posted by Thowing.Fire.Twice
I was thinking of getting a magnetic wall block, and thanks for that. Didn't know something that useful could look that good for some reason.
You really can't go wrong with a MagBlok. They are a beautiful addition to any kitchen, and the way I figure it, if you have beautiful knives, show them off. Don't hide them in a wooden block or a drawer. The picture below is a leopardwood (see the spots) MagBlok on the wall at my summer place in Wausau, WI. See, we're neighbors too. The knives from left to right are a Murray Carter Nakiri (vegetable slicer), Murray Carter Funiyuki (general purpose), Takeda Gyuto - looks like a big Santoku but it's not, Kikuichi Elite Carbon Sujihiki, WWII era French Sabatier (Thiers-Issard) Chef's knife, and last but definitely not least, a 300mm Hiromoto High Carbon Gyuto.
You don't see my wife's knives because they're in a drawer where they belong.
Oh yeah, and here's the proof that I do use plastic cutting boards for special purposes. In this case, trimming and cubing queen conch for chowder. I make a huge pot every couple weeks when I'm here in Florida. I love to cook.