GothKitchen roundup: top 10 awesome knifeboards

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!

 

10. The Centurion Knife block.

Knifeboards are a great way to hold all your knives in one place and avoid accidentally cutting off phalanges, but who says your knifeblock has to look like everyone else's? Call them 'Novelty,' 'FUNctional,' 'Offbeat,' whatever you like really, but I call them awesome. P.s. Check out the Star Wars one and the Human Head!
The Centurion in action.

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.

9. The Riveted Universal Knife Block by Bex Simons.

Knifeboards are a great way to hold all your knives in one place and avoid accidentally cutting off phalanges, but who says your knifeblock has to look like everyone else's? Call them 'Novelty,' 'FUNctional,' 'Offbeat,' whatever you like really, but I call them awesome. P.s. Check out the Star Wars one and the Human Head! http://www.jesternoir.com/gothkitchen-roundup-top-10-awesome-knifeboards/
BexSimons’ gorgeous knifeblock.

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.

8. Star Wars X-Wing Knife Block – Including Set of Stainless Steel Knives

Knifeboards are a great way to hold all your knives in one place and avoid accidentally cutting off phalanges, but who says your knifeblock has to look like everyone else's? Call them 'Novelty,' 'FUNctional,' 'Offbeat,' whatever you like really, but I call them awesome. P.s. Check out the Star Wars one and the Human Head! http://www.jesternoir.com/gothkitchen-roundup-top-10-awesome-knifeboards/ Star Wars X Wing Knife Block knifeblock JesterNoir jester Noir Geek nerd knives Starwars

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.

7. Skull knife stand by Monica Tsang

Knifeboards are a great way to hold all your knives in one place and avoid accidentally cutting off phalanges, but who says your knifeblock has to look like everyone else's? Call them 'Novelty,' 'FUNctional,' 'Offbeat,' whatever you like really, but I call them awesome. P.s. Check out the Star Wars one and the Human Head! http://www.jesternoir.com/gothkitchen-roundup-top-10-awesome-knifeboards/ Skull-knives-holder monica tsang knife block jester noir jesternoir

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.

6.  Fred & Friends OUCH! Voodoo Cutting/Serving Board and Knife Set

Knifeboards are a great way to hold all your knives in one place and avoid accidentally cutting off phalanges, but who says your knifeblock has to look like everyone else's? Call them 'Novelty,' 'FUNctional,' 'Offbeat,' whatever you like really, but I call them awesome. P.s. Check out the Star Wars one and the Human Head! http://www.jesternoir.com/gothkitchen-roundup-top-10-awesome-knifeboards/ Fred and Friends OUCH Voodoo Cutting board Serving Board and Knife Set novelty offbeat cheese board jesternoir jester noir

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.

5. Samurai Kitchen Knife Set

Knifeboards are a great way to hold all your knives in one place and avoid accidentally cutting off phalanges, but who says your knifeblock has to look like everyone else's? Call them 'Novelty,' 'FUNctional,' 'Offbeat,' whatever you like really, but I call them awesome. P.s. Check out the Star Wars one and the Human Head! http://www.jesternoir.com/gothkitchen-roundup-top-10-awesome-knifeboards/ samurai kitchen knife set knifeblock knives knife block jester noir jesternoir gothkitchen gothic japan

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.”

4. Five Finger Fillet Red Kitchen Knife Holder Designed By Raffaele Iannello

Knifeboards are a great way to hold all your knives in one place and avoid accidentally cutting off phalanges, but who says your knifeblock has to look like everyone else's? Call them 'Novelty,' 'FUNctional,' 'Offbeat,' whatever you like really, but I call them awesome. P.s. Check out the Star Wars one and the Human Head! http://www.jesternoir.com/gothkitchen-roundup-top-10-awesome-knifeboards/ Finger-Kitchen-Designed-Raffaele-Iannello knife knifeblock block knives hand jester noir jesternoir

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!

3. Barbuzzo Throwzini 5-Piece Knife Set with Block Excellent Knife Throwing Rack Thrower’s Knife

Knifeboards are a great way to hold all your knives in one place and avoid accidentally cutting off phalanges, but who says your knifeblock has to look like everyone else's? Call them 'Novelty,' 'FUNctional,' 'Offbeat,' whatever you like really, but I call them awesome. P.s. Check out the Star Wars one and the Human Head! http://www.jesternoir.com/gothkitchen-roundup-top-10-awesome-knifeboards/ throwing knives knife block voodoo Barbuzzo-Throwzini-Excellent-Throwing-Throwers fred and friends novelty kitchen gothkitchen offbeat home

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!

2. Human Head Knife Block created by dutch designer Maarten Bass

Knifeboards are a great way to hold all your knives in one place and avoid accidentally cutting off phalanges, but who says your knifeblock has to look like everyone else's? Call them 'Novelty,' 'FUNctional,' 'Offbeat,' whatever you like really, but I call them awesome. P.s. Check out the Star Wars one and the Human Head! http://www.jesternoir.com/gothkitchen-roundup-top-10-awesome-knifeboards/ Human Head Knife Block created by dutch designer Maarten Bass knifeblock knives kitchen goth kitchen macarbe macarbre jesternoir jester noir

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…

(Drumroll please…)

1. The Ex 5-Piece Knife Set with Unique Black Holder Designed By Raffaele Iannello

Knifeboards are a great way to hold all your knives in one place and avoid accidentally cutting off phalanges, but who says your knifeblock has to look like everyone else's? Call them 'Novelty,' 'FUNctional,' 'Offbeat,' whatever you like really, but I call them awesome. P.s. Check out the Star Wars one and the Human Head! http://www.jesternoir.com/gothkitchen-roundup-top-10-awesome-knifeboards/ voodoo knife holder jester noir novelty goth kitchen gothkitchen knives block jesternoir

Lovingly called ‘Voodoo,’ our knife holder graves our kitchen bench with dignity and aplomb.

Bonus:

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

Knifeboards are a great way to hold all your knives in one place and avoid accidentally cutting off phalanges, but who says your knifeblock has to look like everyone else's? Call them 'Novelty,' 'FUNctional,' 'Offbeat,' whatever you like really, but I call them awesome. P.s. Check out the Star Wars one and the Human Head! http://www.jesternoir.com/gothkitchen-roundup-top-10-awesome-knifeboards/ Gama Go Karate chop lettuce knife jesternoir

 

What’s your favourite knife-block? Do you have an interesting one at home? Or do you do how this guy does:

Knifeboards are a great way to hold all your knives in one place and avoid accidentally cutting off phalanges, but who says your knifeblock has to look like everyone else's? Call them 'Novelty,' 'FUNctional,' 'Offbeat,' whatever you like really, but I call them awesome. P.s. Check out the Star Wars one and the Human Head! http://www.jesternoir.com/gothkitchen-roundup-top-10-awesome-knifeboards/ Craziest_Knife_Holders_2 Gothic knife block  Novelty knives Novelty kitchen home wear Gothic  home decor

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