Knife storage is crucial to maintaining the blade edge of your kitchen knives but also keeps your knives and hands safe from unexpected interactions. A knife block is a familiar way to safely store knives in a kitchen, yet keep them close at hand for necessary tasks. Most block style knife storage units are composed of an angled block of wood, steel or alternative material with slots for inserting knife blades or other kitchen accessories like shears and sharpeners.
Magnetic knife strips or bars as well as in-drawer holders are also popular for storing knives. Modern knife storage has developed into wooden blocks with synthetic bristle inserts that hold knives in place as well as cutting blocks with built-in knife storage.