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Schmidt Brothers ® Black Downtown Block
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Improving upon knife storage with a simple yet style-conscious design, the New York-based Schmidt Brothers place magnets inside an oak veneer with an acrylic cover to safely store and display knives. The unique, space-saving design stores up to 16 knives.

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Schmidt Brothers Black Downtown Block. 14.5"Wx3.5"Dx9.5"H

  • Red oak veneer, stainless steel and acrylic
  • Tighten screws before using
  • Stores up to 16 knives
  • Wipe clean with damp cloth
  • Made in China

Item Number: SRODB16

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Overall Dimensions

Width: 14.5"

Depth: 3.5"

Height: 9.5"

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Schmidt Brothers ® Black Downtown Block is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great space saver over large knife blocks! Works great, holds about 6 knives which is plenty for me. Easy to clean. Very happy with it!
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Great - Longer Knives Beware First off, the product looks great. I especially like the black colorway. I recently switched from an in-drawer wood block, and I've really enjoyed having my knives visible. To that end, this is definitely one of the nicer-looking universal knife blocks I've seen, and is a great alternative if you can't affix a magnetic strip in your kitchen. It functions well, but I will say if you have longer or heavier knives, part of the blade will stick up over the plastic, and they can shift and tilt on the magnet (I assume because of their weight or being too handle-heavy). Otherwise, I've found this to be a great counter-top knife storage option!
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I took the plexiglass cover off of it, and it works great. I love it.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 16 Knives - Not in a real kitchen First, let me say I have both the small and large block and I would not trade them for anything I know of. I have found the clear cover has me making different choices when I grab a knife. I also like seeing the knives I have spent time and money collecting. I use the large block for my Japanese knives and the small block for my European knives. The black background helps them stand out. But, in a real working kitchen, you will probably put no more than 10 knives in the large block and 5 in the small one. Any more, as can be seen in some of the photos, puts them so close together there is a real chance of having them banging against each other as you take them out and put them back; not good for knives. Look closely at the photos for both colors and look at your knife collection to get an idea what the capacity is likely to be in your kitchen. In my kitchen the large block is full with 8 knives (2 cleavers) and the small block is full with 5 knives (1 cleaver). Your mileage may vary.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Updates the look of your kitchen!! Bought a black knife block and it was defective took it back to return and this is all they had in the store it black. Wasn't sure but now I love it!!
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect! I searched high and low for a modern looking knife block with small footprint and when I saw the block at a friend's house, I fell in love with it immediately. The style blends effortlessly with our newly remodeled kitchen, simple with clean straight lines. I have the block pushed all the way to the back of the kitchen counter so it's not easily accessible to my 4 yo. Setup was easy and all my Global knives fit with no issues, I only wish the acrylic is made of better quality, if you do not have young children at home, you might consider to just use it without the acrylic piece. The magnet is quite strong and should hold all knives. Crate and Barrel shipped this to me in a large protected box which was great!
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what we wanted A fantastic combination of style and utility, this knife rack holds at least a dozen blades, all with easy access. The magnets holds the blades securely, but extracting the needed blade is easy and direct.
Date published: 2016-02-16
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