A Knife block is a convenient and attractive way to store your knives. With a block, your knives are easy to reach, and there's no fumbling in a drawer to find the knife you need. Knife blocks have multiple slots of differing sizes. This allows each knife to have its own slot that will prevent the blades from touching each other. The slots in a block can be horizontal or vertical. If the slots are vertical, try storing your knives edge side up; this will prevent the blade from cutting into the block's wood each time you slide the knife in or out.