Wood Steak Knife Block Only Shopping Guide

 A List of stand alone steak knife set blocks.

5 Great Empty Wooden Blocks For Steak Knives

Steak knife sets usually ship in a wood or plastic case which probably saves on shipping, but storing steak knives in a case tucked inside a kitchen drawer is not nearly as convenient as having them on a wooden block on the counter top. There seems to be an increasing amount of steak knife sets shipping with empty wood blocks instead of cases these days, but for some reason most cutlery companies do not offer stand alone wooden replacement blocks for steak knife sets like they do for regular kitchen cutlery sets. Unfortunately empty wood blocks designed specifically for steak knives can be a bit tough to find. Hopefully this guide will help.

  • T.J. Koch 8 Slot Steak Knife Block – Block Size:5″x3.3″x3″ | Weight:14.4oz | Number Of Slots: 8 | Maximum Blade Size: 5″x1″
  • Shun 6-Slot Sidecar Steak Knife Set Block – Block Size:7″ x 3″ x 7.5″ | Weight: 1.56lbs | Number Of Slots: 6 | Maximum Blade Size: 6″ | Wood Type: Bamboo
  • Wusthof Cherry Wood 8 Slot Steak Knife Storage Block – Block Size:8 x 3.25″ x 6.5″ | Weight:1.8lbs | Number Of Slots: 8 | Maximum Blade Size: 5″ | Wood Type: Cherry
  • Artelegno 14 – Block Size:3.9 x 3.9″ x 5″ | Weight:1.7lbs | Number Of Slots: 8 | Maximum Blade Size: 5″ | Wood Type: Beech
  • Wisconsinmade 6 Slot Steak Knife Block – Block Size:4 x 3″ x 6″ | Weight:1.7lbs | Number Of Slots: 6 | Maximum Blade Size: 6″ | Wood Type: Oak, Walnut and Cherry

T.J. Koch 8 Slot Steak Knife Block

This handy 8 slot steak knife block is a great budget block for a kitchen counter top.

Specifications

  • Block Size:5″x3.3″x3″
  • Weight:14.4oz
  • Number Of Slots: 8
  • Maximum Blade Size: 5″x1″

This wood block from T.J. Koch is a well priced, compact steak knife block that will work with any steak knife that has a blade 5 inches or shorter. The compact size of this block makes it a bit more unstable than wider blocks, but the hard wood block weighs enough to keep it from toppling if it is bumped slightly. Overall the the T.J. Koch block is a serviceable storage unit that is cheap enough to justify buying two if you happen to have more than eight steak knives. Not sure what you’re doing to justify owning sixteen steak knives, but that’s your business.

 

Shun 6-Slot Sidecar Steak Knife Set Block

 

Specifications

  • Block Size:7″ x 3″ x 7.5″
  • Weight: 1.56lbs
  • Number Of Slots: 6
  • Maximum Blade Size: 6″
  • Wood Type: Bamboo

The Sidecar Block by Shun is a great option if you need a block that takes up very little room on a counter top or if you need a block that can accommodate steak knives with blades longer than five inches or taller than an inch. The downside of the Shun Sidecar is that its narrow, space saving design comes st the cost of stability, but that shouldn’t be a big problem unless you are looking for a steak knife lock for an RV or a boat.

The Shun Sidecar block is the perfect choice if you already have have a Shun kitchen knife set with a bamboo block, because the sidecar block looks great sitting next to Shun knife sets in bamboo blocks. However the sidecar block is also a great option for oversized steak knife sets from other companies besides Shun, and it works well for any stand size steak knife set with 1″ tall x 5inch long blades. The Shun Sidecar is easily the most versatile steak knife block on this list.

 

Wusthof  6 Slot Steak Knife Wood Storage Block

The Wusthof 8 slot cherry wood block works best with 6 steak knives rather than eight.

 

Specifications

  • Block Size:5 x 3.25″ x 6.5″
  • Weight:1.8lbs
  • Number Of Slots: 8
  • Maximum Blade Size: 5″
  • Wood Type: Cherry

This is arguably the best looking block on this list, but but it is almost the most expensive, and it has a serious design flaw. It can only hold 8 steak knives if they are Wusthof steak knives. Most other brands weigh a bit more which causes the block to pitch forward when it has eight steak knives in it. However, the Wusthof Cherry Wood Block works great with just 6 steaks knives or less of any brand, so if you need a steak knife block that can hold six knives or less of any brand or eight knives from Wusthof than this is a great choice.

One nice feature that sets the Wusthof block apart from the other blocks on this list is that it has rubber feet to help keep it from sliding around on you table or counter. Unfortunately they do knot keep it from tipping over if you put more than six knives in it.

 

Artelegno 14 – 8 Slot Steak Knife Block

This well designed steak knife block from Artelegno works with most types of steak knives.

Specifications

  • Block Size:3.9 x 3.9″ x 5″
  • Weight:1.7lbs
  • Number Of Slots: 8
  • Maximum Blade Size: 5″
  • Wood Type: Beech

The Artelegno 14 block is really similar to the T.J. Koch block mentioned above. In fact it is almost identical other than that the Artelegno is a little better from an aesthetics stand point with it’s lacquered beech-wood and embossed metal logo on the front. This block also feels a little more durable than the T.J. Koch block, but that is not surprising, because Artelegno is an Italian company with a great reputation for quality and functional design, and history has shown that, in general, Italians are great at staying upright.

 

Wisconsinmade 6 Slot Steak Knife Block

Excellent hand made steak knife set block

Specifications

  • Block Size:4 x 3″ x 6″
  • Weight:1.7lbs
  • Number Of Slots: 6
  • Maximum Blade Size: 6″
  • Wood Type: Oak, Walnut and Cherry

This hand made steak knife block from Wisconsinmade is well built, great looking  and made in the U.S. It works with any steak knife set that has blades under 6 inches long and 7/8″ tall. Unfortunately the slots do not accommodate steak knives from Shun or other companies that make steak knife blades taller than 1″. However, most steak knives from popular cutlery companies like J.A. Henckels, Wusthof, Chicago Cutlery and Victorinox will fit perfectly.

This Wisconsinmade block comes in either Oak and Walnut or Cherry and Walnut. Both versions are priced well considering they are hand made in America. If you happen to have both a serrated steak knife set and a straight edge steak knife sets it might be fun to get both wood type options to house your sets.

 

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2018-07-31T21:34:35+00:00

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