Kodama Joinery Double-Stripe Magnetic Knife Rack
Kodama Joinery Double-Stripe Magnetic Knife Rack
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Knife racks free up counter space and make it easy to tell which knife to grab for different tasks. Plus, because the knife’s edge never makes contact with anything, your blades will maintain an edge longer Read More

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heart1e55m00mba
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Aug 10, 2017
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Finally got this yesterday and I have to say it is gorgeous. The rack is a little on the heavier side so I ended up using my own mounting hardware instead of the provided screws and drywall anchors. Definitely worth the wait. I love seeing my knife collection on display.
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Aug 10, 2017
clarkkent
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Jun 7, 2017
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I have this MOC woodworks one which I love. 12" and holds knives well. I was looking for the same thing, a nice wood magnetic block that wouldn't damage the sides of my knives (some damascus style finishes). I also think it looks better compared to the Kodama one because the Kodama is too tall (just my opinion). https://www.amazon.com/M-O-C-Woodworks-Walnut-Magnetic-Holder/dp/B00GZ0PRRU/ref=lp_8504049011_1_2?srs=8504049011&ie=UTF8&qid=1496855845&sr=8-2
Unfortunately in my new house I need a 10" or 11" one. But I haven't been able to find any good options :(
Jun 7, 2017
emdee
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Jun 7, 2017
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I got the Woodworks one too, after looking at and purchasing a few other ones—hard to find knife bars that weren't too long for the side of my cabinet! I'm really happy with it, and the magnet is super-strong.
Jun 7, 2017
Meanbeanmungo
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Jun 7, 2017
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I'm very interested in this product, just wondering how it stakes up against the Bisbell Magnetic Knife Holder i just purchased from massdrop.
Jun 7, 2017
DaleCaffrey
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Jun 7, 2017
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So, made in the UK. Does that also mean shipped from the UK too, or am I going to see customs charges etc as it's shipped from somewhere else? Looks great btw.
Jun 7, 2017
waltburk
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Jun 6, 2017
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Not really important to this discussion, but knife handles should be up for safety purposes.
Jun 6, 2017
FriedShoe
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Jun 8, 2017
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That finish is called "kurouchi" and is actually just mill-scale that is left on instead of being ground off. You're right that it's not the most durable and will eventually wear off, but then it's essentially no different from any other san mai knife.
I have that knife I linked and it actually came coated in a lacquer, which is fairly common, though I took it off with acetone.
Jun 8, 2017
Fuzz
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Jun 8, 2017
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Ah yes, Kurouchi, I was struggling to remember what the finish was called.
I'm also a bit leery about Hitachi white/blue steel. I am currently in a very high relative humidity environment (SE Asia) and my Hitachi White steel knives develop rust spots in literally just 5 or 6 hours in a blade guard (for transport of knives,) even if I lightly oil it in advance.
I've built up a patina on it several times, but have had to strip it off to remove spot rusting. High carbon steel is just way too reactive for my purposes. I do like the edges and edge retention I can get on VG-10 though.
I usually finish my knives on a Naniwa #10000 or Shapton #12000 and recently got a steal on a used Wicked Edge which I use to strop at 1/0.5 microns.
Jun 8, 2017
luisfmh
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Jun 6, 2017
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Just wondering if the magnetic area is full across the board? I've noticed that a lot of these kind of knife racks have only a couple of magnets in it such that there's only a few defined spots where the knives stick.
Jun 6, 2017
JonasHeineman
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Jun 6, 2017
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These run the full length of the board - you can position knives anywhere you like and they will not want to slide left or right.
Jun 6, 2017
JonasHeineman
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Jun 6, 2017
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Hey everyone -- I don't often post personal endorsements for products, but I wanted to let members know the reason this is on Massdrop is that I had been searching high and low for a magnetic knife rack without much luck...until I found this on Etsy. I've had it for a few months and couldn't be happier, so I reached out to Kodama Joinery and asked if he would be interested. After a quick Skype we had it all arranged and I'm really pleased that we can offer these to the community in a number of lengths that should be good for most any knife collection. I love having space back on my counter (goodbye, giant block!) and also that it doesn't dull the edges or points. Anyways, I'll get off my soapbox now but I hope you love these as much as I do, it's my new favorite thing.
Jun 6, 2017
Fuzz
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Jun 6, 2017
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Could you give us any more input with regards to the strength and configuration of the magnets in the block?
Are they super super strong and run the entire width of the block?
Jun 6, 2017
JonasHeineman
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Jun 6, 2017
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Great question - they do run the whole length of the block, I believe they are neodynium but I would have to verify the specs.
What I can tell you is that even a bread knife with narrow profile and minimal contact area does just fine - the only knife that I wasn't comfortable putting on here is a smaller Shun with uneven hammered (dimpled) texture, because there just isn't enough friction created on a very uneven surface.
Jun 6, 2017