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Would you hang your knife like this?

post #1 of 20
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I found these knife hangers and never seen anything like it : https://www.etsy.com/nl/listing/184873202/magnetic-knife-tip-holder

Hanging your knife at the tip seems to be more hygienic and less damaging compared to a regular magnetstrip.

Is anybody familiar with this way of hanging your knives? 

post #2 of 20

No, because it looks creepy.

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post #3 of 20

'Tain't natural ... I wouldn't use one.

post #4 of 20

I could see one of those dropping and accidentally killing my dog.

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post #5 of 20

:eek:

kinda Norman-Bates-ish to me...

post #6 of 20

Utterly porno, man.  Porno.

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post #7 of 20

No, I live in earthquake country and I respect my knives more than that. It's really not that convenient either if you're on the short side of things, or your cabinet doors swing into it etc etc.  

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post #8 of 20

It's almost guaranteed to fail, but hey it's etsy - like ebay only different.

post #9 of 20

It gives me the shudders looking at it.  If it's strong enough to hold a knife by the point alone, then it's probably strong enough to exert enough force to have a knife being offered to it come slamming into the magnet, point first.  Do you want the tip of your blade to go smashing into a metal object?

 

And how much weight (mass) can that thing hold?

 

Nasty idea.

 

What I would like to see would be J. K. Adams resume production of their Universal Knife Block, but in a size capable of holding up to 12 inch long blades.

 

https://www.jkadams.com/jkadamsstore/knife-spice/universal-knife-block-large.html

 

Now, THAT is a well-designed knife rack!!!  It can even be mounted on the side of a cabinet. The handles only need be lifted just high enough to clear the forward board top (the slot allows the blade to come forward and out without having to be pulled vertically very far),

 

I have a predecessor version of it, and I wish I could find another one (so far, no luck on eBay).

 

Too bad even the 10 inch size is not only out of production, but also out of everyone's stock.

 

 

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post #10 of 20

What makes a regular magnetic strip dirty or damaging?

post #11 of 20

Hmmm...

 

Well, to be honest, I've got several, all Ikea (cheapest, natch).

 

One's at home, got a 10" Henckels, a bunch of paring knives, and a cheapo bread knife on it all hanging on it.  10 years now, no problems--and we live in an earthquake zone too.

 

One's at work, got a 12"  Wusthof, a couple of icing spatulas, a 9" Victorinox, three serrated knives, and a couple of paring knives all hanging on it .  7 years, no issues

 

One's in the garage.  Got a bunch of garage sale chisels hanging on it, a couple of wrenches, and gawd knows what other kind of "junque" hanging on it.  10 years, no issues.

 

I have a "thing" against knife blocks.  Was gifted one at home when we lived in Singapore. I managed to spill coffee on it, crumbs found their way into the slots.  The kitchen wasn't airconditioned, and within a few months the block stank, when I pulled my knives out, I found, ummmm, shall we say "wild life"? in the slots...

 

I'm very happy with my magnet strips.....

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post #12 of 20

Whoa. Looks really dangerous, not to mention dulling.

post #13 of 20

That's the way I hang all my knives. Knives stay clean, dry and sharp. Knife surfaces never get scratched up.

 

Never any problem.

 

The magnets are called "rare earth" magnets made from neodymium, extremely powerful magnets.

 

 

dcarch

post #14 of 20

Interesting method of holding knives, but I don't have the area or required space to effectively use this. As much as its stability / security is guaranteed, what people think or feel plays into it. I wonder how much pressure is required to remove a it since the knife is being held by just a small point - in other words, what if you mistakingly think it's attached and let go. . . I imagine a perforated foot. 

 

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. . . when I pulled my knives out, I found, ummmm, shall we say "wild life"? in the slots...

Hilarious. 

 

I have a mag strip as well and only once did it damage a knife, and I think it was somebody other than myself or my wife that dinged it up. I do have in storage, though, a number of round magnets that hold the knife by the non sharpened side. Two are held side by side so the blade edge never makes contact with the magnet. Unfortunately, they are in deep storage. 

post #15 of 20

Saves space too. My only problem is my 330mm Yanagiba. It's toooo lonnnng!

 

My knives:

 

 

dcarch

post #16 of 20

Nice knives DC. I keep mine on a mag strip as well as it saves time and space.

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post #17 of 20

 

 

I prefer my knives to be firmly mounted.  I found this rack on amazon and love it's versatility. 

post #18 of 20

I keep my fancy knives in sayas with acoustic guitar pins for securing, and my working knives in a slotted drawer-insert. Both are in a glass-walled display cabinet. Mag holders would scuff my steel too much, and I like the natural look of wood.

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http://benchcrafted.com/Magblok.html

 

these are sweet.

Yeah, those are definitely more blade-friendly and easy on the eyes.

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