I ordered this on the last drop as well as the mounted magnetic block. Both are great but my girlfriend and myself keep our knives almost exclusively on this freestanding block. It's been fantastic and it's a great comfort knowing the knives which were an investment for me are so well protected. This is a great buy, we still have the wall mounted magnetic block but we use it for our measuring cups and spoons now instead of our knives. (Still very handy) I keep a bread knife on the back of it which sticks up a bit but doesn't budge unless I want it to. My chef's knife is fairly large but it hasn't had any issues holding it in place. Bigger blades seem to hold easier than smaller. My paring knife likes to tilt if it isn't flush with the top.