Boker Makassar Knife Block
Boker Makassar Knife Block
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Product Description
Keep your kitchen knives readily accessible without sacrificing style with the Boker Makassar knife block. The block has space for up to seven knives (each of a different size) and displays them around a circular centerpiece Read More

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Jean-da-bear
24
Aug 1, 2018
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The descriptions here are misleading: two models are identified by color alone ("black" and "brown"), while the third is specifically labeled "olive wood" -- it's not, as can by clearly seen from the grain pattern! Even calling it "olive" would be misleading; it could more honestly be termed simply "blonde."
It would be easier to believe that this potential misidentification with the highly-prized olive wood was inadvertent, if Boker hadn't also branded the block itself the "Makassar" - correctly a term for one of the varieties of ebony. In either case, the (intended?) result is to imply greater value for the product than it's earned. This intention is even clearer in their Amazon presentation, which offers the block in Black, Makassar or Olive "colors". While that kind of mislabeling can be expected on a caveat emptor site like Amazon, I expected better of a supposedly "community"-based operation like Massdrop.
Aug 1, 2018
Cloaca
1857
Apr 19, 2018
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I just would be afraid that I would knock a knife off and it would spear my foot.
I use plastic cooking knife scabbards and just keep knives in a drawer.
Apr 19, 2018
Cloaca
1857
Apr 21, 2018
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Well, first of all I live in Japan and we don't have a lot of counter. Knife storage would not get any of the precious counter space to begin with! Although they are not on the counter, if you saw my mini Cuisinart food processor (dough for one tiny pizza) and my mini Twin Bird bread bakery (produces five tiny slices), you would laugh. Before I buy anything new I must decide what I am going to throw away. We don't have any space to spare.
I am very careful about knives though, and I clean, dry, and stow them away right after using them.
Apr 21, 2018
Kavik
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Apr 21, 2018
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Totally understandable. I have very little counter space myself....just couldn't picture how they would get hit to send them flying lol (and meant that to paint a funny mental image, not to be insulting)
Apr 21, 2018
Inthree
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Apr 18, 2018
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$10 cheaper on amazon...
Apr 18, 2018
Djghost1133
21
Apr 20, 2018
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The black and olive seem to be around the same price as massdrop but the brown one which easily looks the best is $90 more expensive on amazon
Apr 20, 2018
SantiagoDraco
572
Apr 22, 2018
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$10 less is not "about the same price" :) They are significantly less and you'll have them in 2 days. The Brown looks good but will scratch easily, as will the black. The light color is the only way to go if you expect it to remain looking good. I have a similar block in dark brown and it scratches easily unfortunately.
Apr 22, 2018