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Old 06-12-2017, 12:04 PM   #1
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Knife holder question.

Advisable or not?
A knife holded made out of 1/8 aluminum, L shape, attaches to the edge of the kitchen counter, looks like a little shelf/extension to the counter. It seems very convenient, but I am afraid the knives would get dull when you put knife in or pull out.

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Old 06-12-2017, 12:12 PM   #2
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Would the sharp points and edges of the blades be hanging down exposed?
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:29 PM   #3
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It sounds like the blade holder is vertical? That would dull them if you put them in blade side down. My knife holder holds them horizontally.
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Old 06-12-2017, 12:52 PM   #4
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P.S. It is a 2" wide shelf, attached to the edge of the counter. The knife goes in from the top, straight down. The knife is exposed, you are correct Andy, it's just hanging down and the handle is what keeps the knife from falling in. It looks pretty neat. Being that it is aluminum there is no problem if water, if there is water, i.e. when cleaning/washing the counter, gets on it. The only time the blade would be in contact with aluminum is when knife goes in or out.
The added bonus is that it's free, all I have to do is attach it to the counter. I have about 2" + gap between counter and the stove, that is where it would be hanging.
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Old 06-12-2017, 01:40 PM   #5
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Heat from the stove could damage the handles.
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Heat from the stove could damage the handles.
That is definitely something to consider. Thank you, I should have thought about that. But I am more concerned about the blades at this point.
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Old 06-12-2017, 01:50 PM   #7
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So a bare, exposed blade is just hanging there off your kitchen counter?
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So a bare, exposed blade is just hanging there off your kitchen counter?
It will, if go thru with this project. But it is between cabinet and the stove, so i do not see a problem there.
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It will, if go thru with this project. But it is between cabinet and the stove, so i do not see a problem there.
what if you drop it?
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:44 PM   #10
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Decided to listen to the advice and did not put the bracket between cabinet and the stove. Instead bought a magnet holder. The only problem there is not enough room for bigger knives. I have few 12 inch knives.
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