The distinctive “slashes” are a new concept for 2020. The starting point for the design was to take my already very sculptural slash-free knife blocks and see what I could do to make them even more attention grabbing, while maintaining their function as a knife block.
I am extremely pleased with the appearance. You will decide for yourself how successfully it grabs your attention, but most people who have seen it report that the slashes do actually make it easier to get the knives in and out.
This particular model is best kept for longer knives (14cm blades or more), but I am developing one or two suitable for smaller knives, so message me for details.
|Dimensions||27 × 16 × 8 cm|
For the most part, just follow your usual dusting regime and use a damp cloth if necessary.
It may eventually be necessary to give it a wipe with a good quality wood finishing oil. A free test sample of Osmo oil will probably be sufficient.
Most of what I have said about the making of my slash-free Elm knife blocks also applies to this one in Oak. That is because, in order to make this design, I took one of those as the starting point and chopped it into several pieces with an axe along each knife slot.
Having turned a perfectly good knife block into potential firewood, I then spent a day cutting the wedge-shapes, hand planing them smooth and then glueing them back together.
When the wood splits cleanly it is possible to glue it back together with a virtually invisible joint. If not, then it can become more than just potential firewood.