Are you looking for something to impress your kitchen guests? Then you might want to choose a noticeable item like a unique knife set that “sticks out” (no pun intended). And you can use these knives for hacking, slicing and dicing too!

Imperial Collection Knife Set with Magnetic Block

This set of strong stainless steel and carbon handle knives are made with embossed non-stick coating which will prevent food from sticking. Handles are strong but lightweight which gives right weight and balance. The knives are specially sharpened for a clean and precise cutting. Included in this 5 knife set is an attractive knife block (magnetic) that can be placed safely on your kitchen counter. It will hold your most used chef knives and keep them close at hand while giving your kitchen a special designer touch. The set includes: Bread Knife, Chef Knife, Slicer Knife, Utility Knife, Paring Knife, and block. Users appreciate the design elegance, the practical magnetic block and the high quality of the knives, and rate them 4,2 of 5 stars.

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Imperial “Red Wine” Premium Knife Set With with Rotating Block

Imperial Collection IM-KST8 WRD Premium Stainless Steel Kitchen Knife Set With with Rotating Block Stand, Red Wine - 8 Piece set

Made of strong stainless steel, these knives also from Imperial have embossed non-stick which will prevent food from sticking. The handles are strong yet lightweight. Each blade is specially sharpened for immediate use and precise cutting of anything you need. For this set, the 5 knives, 1 sharpener and 1 scissors come in a special, beautiful “red wine” color which ads a special touch to your kitchen. The included knife block is specifically designed on a rotating base, allowing the knife block to be turned in your direction for easy access. Users praise the super-sharpness, practical ergonomics and special red color design. The knives just look cool!

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The Ex: 5-Piece Knife Set, Chrome Holder

The Ex 5-Piece Knife Set with Limited Edition Chrome Holder

This remarkable knife set and with a “voo-doo” like doll design comes with special knives: An 8-inch chef’s knife, a 8-inch bread knife, a 8-inch carver, a 5-inch utilityknife, and a 3-1/2-inch parer. The precision cutting blades are made of heavy-gauge stainless-steel construction, and the ergonomic handles are hollow, making the knives lightweight and easy to handle. The knife block itself is plastic, but has a wonderful chrome look and protective sleeves. User reviews appreciate the unique design and knife quality. The plastic base gets easily scratched and knives can be hard to get in. We had one of these for years in our kitchen and quite enjoyed the set.

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Cuisinart Triple Rivet 15-Piece Cutlery Block Set

Cuisinart C77WTR-15P Triple Rivet Collection 15-Piece Cutlery Block Set, White

This large 15-piece Cuisinart set is made from unique high-carbon stainless steel blades. This gives both precision and accuracy. The knives have has a special durable extra-wide safety bolster for perfect stability and control. The ergonomically designed handles have beautiful steel rivets to secure the blades. Included are: Chef Knife, Slicing Knife, Santoku Knife, Utility Knife, Paring Knife, Bird’s Beak Paring Knife, 6 Steak Knives, Sharpener, All-Purpose Household Shears and the Wooden Block. User reviews praise the knife quality and sharpness (“they cut like butter”) and the practicality and beauty of the set.

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DALSTRONG Gladiator 18 Pcs w. Walnut Stand

DALSTRONG Knife Set Block - Gladiator Series Colossal Knife Set - German HC Steel - 18 Pc - Walnut Stand

This 18 pcs set is made of premium materials and through great craftmanship. The knives are razor sharp and full-tang high-carbon German steel and havehand polished edges.

The design is unique and has a quality feel to it, with pakkawood handles and triple rivets for comfort and easy handling. In this set you will find all the essential knives for any chef, including chef’s knife, kiritsuke,  carving / slicing, bread, boning / filet, santoku, utility knife, serrated, paring knife, bird’s beak and 6 steak knives and a sharpener.

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Cangshan German Steel 8-Piece Knife Block Set and Walnut Block

Cangshan S1 Series 1022575 German Steel Forged 8-Piece Knife Block Set, Walnut

These knives are specially patented with unique ergonomic handles, insuring a safe and comfortable grip. They are made from full tang forged german steel and comes with a solid walnut wood block. Every block is made by hand and is therefore unique in both shape and grain. The set comes with a lifetime warranty. Users say these knives are awesome and sharp and cut like “through butter”, and appreciate the compact set that has what is needed and no more. Included are 8″ chef’s, 8″ bread, 7″ santoku, 5″ serrated utility, 3.5″ paring, honing steel, shears and the walnut block.

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14 Piece Kitchen Knives on Acrylic Block

Knife Set 14 Piece Kitchen Knives 8" Chef Knife 8" Bread Knife 8" Slicer Knife 5" Utility Knife 3½" Paring Knife 4½" Steak Knife Scissors Sharpener Acrylic Block

A budget entry level kitchen knife set made from fine Japanese 420 J2 steel. The set includes a 14 piece set mounted in a plastic holder. Even though this set only costs 40$, it actually has very good reviews that compare to the more expensive sets.

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What matters when choosing a knife blocks or knife sets?

Precision: The right precision and cutting is critical to bread knives, chef knives and knives for utility, slicing and paring.

Ergonomic: Go for handles that have a firm grib, support prolonged used and won’t be accidentally dropped

Usability: How the knives are inserted and grabbed from the block makes a difference

Insertion: How easy are the knives to get and put back?

Table grib: How firm does the base connect to the kitchen counter / kitchen table. This becomes important in everyday operation of the knives.

Warranty: See if the set comes with an extended warranty. Some even have lifetime warranties against manufacturer defects.

Steel quality: Determines the durability of the blade and how quickly they will grow dull. 

Number of knives: Consider whether you want a compact set of a few or the larger 15-25 set knife blocks that often have several identical chef knives. It depends on your kitchen skills and counter space.

Design: How the set looks on your kitchen counter really matters. Are you looking for something simple, classic, or something that stands out that people will notice.

Placement: Some users want to attach the knife block to the wall, which removes clutter. Others prefer to place them on the counter, where you can easily access and move the knives.

Price point: Of course the price matters. Quality of materials will follow the price point you select.

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