SharpEdge Magnetic Walnut Knife Holder
SharpEdge Magnetic Walnut Knife Holder
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Magnetic knife holders clear up countertop space and prevent your favorite slicers from rusting and corroding. Made from Slovenian walnut wood, these knife holders feature a magnetized construction, with a dedicated magnet for each knife Read More

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Fixall
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May 10, 2019
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Yikes... I like the rounded corners, but this is really expensive for a knife strip that features walnut and very few magnets. :( I purchased this from Amazon and have been quite please with it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XDC6XF6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1
May 10, 2019
sharpedge
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SharpEdge
May 14, 2019
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Hi @Fixall, thanks for your comment. Yeah, the one you own looks nice too, but Im afraid we cannot match the price on it.. Could be economies of scale, as we don't make many of these magnets (yet). It seems that ours have some more hand work involved with the rounded corners and that the walnut wood is covered with beeswax to make it more antiseptic. Additionally, we wanted to have a clean front side of the wooden block, so it resembles the way nature made walnut wood (there are no holes on the front side of the magnet), this also adds a bit to the overall cost. We intentionally only put 8 (or 10) very strong magnets in the strip (2 per each knife position, magnets are placed horizontally to prevent any left/right movement). Two reasons for this decisions: 1) we are a Japanese knife shop and since Japanese knives are made of thinner and harder steel, they are more brittle, so it's better if the knives have some gap in between to prevent them from touching/hitting each other. 2) we like the looks and design of knives, so we think they should have a dedicated space on the magnet strip, and with only 4 (or 5) slots, the symmetry looks nicer, cleaner and aesthetic (compared to the magnetic holders like yours that tend to get crowded - magnets are fun and it's a very nice way to store stuff, so we get that :)). Anyhow, glad you're happy with yours! Best, Grega
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May 14, 2019
Pojosamaneo
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May 10, 2019
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$4 for a magnetic strip at Harbor Freight. I covered it in felt and have 9 knives on it. This certainly looks better, but 5 knives max? Eh.
May 10, 2019
sharpedge
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SharpEdge
May 14, 2019
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Hey @Pojosamaneo, yeah, we feel you, our magnet holder is definitely not cheap. Your solution sounds good too - good idea to cover it in felt to protect the knives! ๐Ÿ‘ We like and support DIY projects, but some dont have the time or the skills, or prefer a product with more details and nicer design.. Regarding the 4 or 5 knives max - I'll copy/paste the answer I gave to another Drop member: We intentionally only put 8 (or 10) very strong magnets in the strip (2 per each knife position, magnets are placed horizontally to prevent any left/right movement). Two reasons for this decisions: 1) we are a Japanese knife shop and since Japanese knives are made of thinner and harder steel, they are more brittle, so it's better if the knives have some gap in between to prevent them from touching/hitting each other. 2) we like the looks and design of knives, so we think they should have a dedicated space on the magnet strip, and with only 4 (or 5) slots, the symmetry looks nicer, cleaner and aesthetic (compared to the magnetic holders like yours that tend to get crowded - magnets are fun and it's a very nice way to store stuff, so we get that :)). I'll add to the above that we also support the idea to own less knives, but that those are of high quality (regardless if they're Japanese or not). An average-to-advance home cooks can easily do 99% of cutting tasks with 2-4 good quality knives. And of course, that those are regularly sharpened too :) All the best, Grega
May 14, 2019
Kavik
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May 10, 2019
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Very excited to see something like this here. Good choice of accessory types to offer ๐Ÿ‘ But....this one seems rather expensive for just walnut and 4 individual magnets. Personally though, I'd rather drill and mount than risk an adhesive randomly giving out years down the road and dropping my best knives to the floor. Drilling 2 small mounting holes for a hidden cleat doesn't constitute "ruining a wall".....unless you're literally the least handy person I've ever met ๐Ÿ™„ Edit : For those this would work for though, are these strong enough to grab and hold stainless knives? I know that's a problem with many hidden magnet racks
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May 10, 2019
sharpedge
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SharpEdge
May 29, 2019
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Hi Kavik, Sorry for my late reply, I totally missed your message. Yeah, who would've thought that good, strong magnets can be so expensive. It indeed makes it an expensive DIY project, especially if there's a lot of trial and error. I do agree with your view from the customer's perspective. We like the walnut wood for its nice patterns and availability, but it is indeed not as exotic as some more rare woods. We switched already the handles on the ZDP-189 Bunka Black from a nicer looking rosewood because this wood is getting on the brink of extinction, so we didnt want to contribute to that anymore. We'll discuss it internally to investigate other options for the wood selection of magnetic holders. Magnets are strong enough to support cleavers too. We'd recommend putting the cleaver on the far right (or left side) and then it shouldn't be a problem space-wise, it won't block the second magnet. Unless you have a really supersized cleaver :) Best, Grega
May 29, 2019
Kavik
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May 29, 2019
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No worries Grega, thanks for the response though ๐Ÿ™‚ I hear you there on the rosewoods. It's sad to see those go, they can be so beautiful. I have a small collection of turning blanks from that family of woods myself, that were bought years ago before I knew it was an issue...I'm happy to have them, and will find a good use for them eventually, but definitely not planning to buy more either (even on my small personal project scale)
May 29, 2019