There are a variety of ways to store your knives. Magnetic knife holders mount to the wall and a magnet attracts and holds the blade of the knife. Knife blocks sit on your countertop and can hold a variety of knives. Blocks will often have slots for a sharpening steel and shears as well. Knives can also be stored in a drawer using a slotted knife holder or basic utensil tray. If using a utensil tray, it is recommended that you protect the blades of your knives with blade guards so that the blade does not get damaged, the blade does not damage other tools in the tray, or so you don't cut yourself when reaching for an item. One more way to store your knives is with a knife case. This protects your knives for storage and is ideal for travel.