Knife Holder in European Oak


27 × 16 × 8 cm
1.8 kg
European Oak

1 in stock

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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.

Weight 1.8 kg
Dimensions 27 × 16 × 8 cm
Care Instructions:

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.


Free Delivery in Mainland UK, UK Highlands and Islands

Cost Time
Mainland UK £0.00 4 day(s)
UK Highlands and Islands £0.00 4 day(s)
Western Europe £5.00 10 day(s)
Rest of Europe £5.00 10 day(s)
USA and Canada £-1.00 NA
Far East / Australia-NZ £10.00 14 day(s)
Worldwide £10.00 14 day(s)

Artist Return Policy : This item can be returned.

Under the consumer contract regulations, you have the right to cancel your order up to 14 days from the day you receive your goods.
You could notify us of your wish to cancel the order by emailing us, and then you have further 14 days from the date you notify to return the goods.

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Should you choose to return or exchange your order you will need to deliver the item(s) to the UK, where this seller is based.

Roland Smith

I design and make objects both large and small in beautiful hardwoods.
One of the most important aspects of working with wood is the feeling of being close to nature. You have to work with the material, not against it.
Another is the technical challenge of realising my designs in three dimensions, while always being conscious of how far the timber will allow me to go.

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