Henckels' Absolutely Striking Magnetic Knife Block

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Displaying one's prized knives on magnets has grown so trendy it's already tiresome. But when those magnets are hidden within a properly angled slab of wood? It's absolutely striking.


Available for $80 later this year (knives not included), there's just one catch to knife manufacturer J.A. Henckels' display: It's just a display. At first glance, I thought it could double as a cutting board (and idea that's really not so crazy, if you think about it...until you realize there are magnets inside that could cause you to slice off a thumb while dicing an onion).

Then again, if you've spent far to much on your knives to hide them away in a drab block, I'm not sure anyone will blame you for prizing form over function. [JA Henckels]

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Mark, what happens when you are cutting in 2012 and the Earths magnetic poles flip? Then it will shoot the knives at you!