11 Sharp Knife Holders for Your Kitchen

In the market for a sharp new knife holder? Here's a closer look at top-rated magnetic strips, in-drawer storage options and traditional knife blocks.

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Clear Knife Block
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Proper Knife Storage

Storing knives improperly is one of the ways you’re abusing your knives. You definitely don’t want to keep them loose in the drawer, but is a traditional knife block your only option? Nope! Magnetic strips, clear knife holders and even in-drawer blocks keep your knives conveniently tucked away. Here are the knife holders that made the cut with reviewers!

FYI: You need to clean your knife block regularly.

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Ouddy Magnetic Knife Holder Stainless
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Magnetic Strip

A favorite of professional chefs and some of our staff, magnetic knife holders like this do a great job of storing your knife collection. Some major benefits here include more counter space and cleaner knives. You can keep our must-have kitchen knives close at hand, too!

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Qike Bamboo Magnetic Holder Security
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Magnetic Block

Similar to a magnetic strip, a magnetic block is another clean way to store your knives. This bamboo block can hold any magnetic utensils, so store your kitchen shears here, too. It’s easy to keep clean and doesn’t take up too much space on the counter. Don’t forget to keep your knives sharp!

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knife holder Kuhn Rikon Vision Slotted Rectangle
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Clear Knife Holder

This modern knife block has a sleek design and holds a variety of knife sizes. The clear display looks nice on the counter, while also allowing you to see which knife you’re grabbing. No more guessing!

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Flex Rod Block knife holder
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Flex Rod Block

Want something flashy? Look no further than the Kapoosh flex rod block. The rods are flexible enough to fit all types of knives yet sturdy enough to keep them in place. The contemporary design is quite fun. Here’s the safest way to dispose of old kitchen knives.

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Bamboo Universal Knife Block Two Tiered
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Universal Knife Block

This universal knife block uses the same flex rods as the Kapoosh, but it looks similar to a traditional knife block. A nice plus here is that it allows you to store your knives in any spot. The rods won’t dull the blades, and they’re top-rack dishwasher safe.

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Included Pointing Sharpener Noble Organizer knife block
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In-Drawer Block

Short on counter space? Consider an in-drawer knife block. It fits in a standard kitchen drawer and keeps your knives organized. It can hold 12 knives—with steak knives conveniently stacked on top—plus a sharpener if you have one.

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Madesmart Drawer Knife Color Knives
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In-Drawer Mat

A low-profile alternative to the in-drawer block is an in-drawer mat. It’s a little less expensive and much lighter. If it gets dirty, simply hand wash it in warm soapy water.

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Boker 30402 Magnetic Knife Block
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Magnetic Display Block

The paneled design of this round magnetic knife block, which holds up to seven knives, allows you to display your knife set like a work of art.

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Spartan Knife Block Handmade Magnetic
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Spartan Knife Block

OK, this one made us chuckle. How creative is this Spartan knife holder? This version holds six knives (plus a sharpener) and is an excellent conversation piece.

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Universal Oou Without Detachable Cleaning knife block
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Cylindrical Knife Holder

This cylindrical universal knife holder features an easy-to-clean and compact design that can hold between 13 and 16 knives.

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Cook Home Bamboo Knife Storage
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Traditional Knife Block

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a traditional knife block! This beautiful bamboo knife block holds up to 19 knives. See what type of knife is best for your kitchen needs.

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Susan Bronson
Susan is a food and wine writer and editor based in northern Wisconsin. In 2010, she created the food blog A Less Processed Life, which features made-from-scratch recipes that highlight locally grown ingredients. As a contributor for Taste of Home, Susan has written about twists on classic cocktails like apple cider sangria and maple old-fashioneds. She also shares tried-and-true cooking techniques and re-creates and reviews recipes from notable chefs, including Julia Child and Ina Garten. She lives on a small family farm with her husband and son, and loves tasting all that the Upper Midwest’s culinary landscape has to offer.