In my never ending quest to fill my home with things that put the fun in FUNctional, I’ve been looking at knifeblocks.
Knifeboards are a great way to hold all your knives in one place and avoid accidentally cutting off phalanges, but who says your knifeboard has to look like everyone else’s? I’ve found a few that cut the mustard, if you’ll excuse the expression, so here’s a countdown of my top 10 knifeblocks, including the one that currently graces my kitchen bench!
This fun knifeblock is a DIY from Instructables, with all the instructions to make your own. I love projects like this, but for those less woodwork-inclines you can probably find one that someone has made on Etsy or on Amazon.
I first saw Bexsimonartist on instagram a while ago. She’s a blacksmith that floats between whimsy and industrial work, and whilst her knifeblock doesn’t really fit into the ‘novelty’ category, it’s beautiful and functional and brings some strength into the kitchen.
Ok, I’ll admit it. I’ve never been that fazed about Star Wars. I think it’s been over hyped for an OK series. *Ducks thrown rotten vegetables.* I will admit, however, that the latest movie was a lot of fun. No spoilers here, but if you haven’t yet seen it, it’s worth your cash. Just don’t pay for the overpriced popcorn, because that’s a rip-off. Make your own and smuggle it in. Cheaper, tastier, healthier.
Where was I? Oh, right, knives. Did I mention the knife block is shaped like an X-Wing? Sure to please those of a nerdier/geekier/Star Wars-ier persuasion.
I’m a sucker for skulls. You know it. This gorgeous skull knife block was designed by Monica Tsang, but unfortunately no longer seems to be for sale. It’s still amazing, though, so it still gets a spot here.
Whilst not an entire knife set, I can’t help but include this one as I never know where to put my cheese knives. Do they go in the draw with the cutlery? The silverwear? The tongs? Bonus points for bringing this one out to your friends covered in cheese, quince paste on the neck, for them to only realise what it is after a slow reveal of delicious cheese, quince paste blood stains and all.
I’m just going to let the Amazon review speak for these babies:
“I bought them just in case the rival samurai gang came to take my house. Let me tell you, these puppies did not last long against their swords but i looked pretty cool up until they shattered. I now live on the street, cursing them and getting my wifi from a coffee shop, but at least i still have one of the blades! Works perfect against other homeless people.”
Has anyone not played this game? Ok, I’ll let you all do a collective count of your fingers to ensure they’re all still there. Maybe just use this knife set instead, and don’t try to emulate it!
While we’re on the topic of knife tricks, have some fun with this beauty: I’m unsure if it actually spins, so if you get it please let me know!
A bit oldschool, a bit Carnivale… This Human Head knifeblock would delight my kitchen bench with it’s spender. True, it’s not for everyone, but that’s how we like it on this blog.
And finally.. the one that graces my benchtop…
Lovingly called ‘Voodoo,’ our knife holder graves our kitchen bench with dignity and aplomb.
I know you’re supposed to rip lettuce, but I can’t resist the image of karate-chopping in the klitchen with the Gama-Go Karate Lettuce Chopper
What’s your favourite knife-block? Do you have an interesting one at home? Or do you do how this guy does: