Update: As of 28 May 2018, we're temporarily suspending this product because of a shortage of helpers. We're working on a you-assemble-it version of this that will be much less expensive and require less labor on our end. See here.
Santiago Knife Blocks are made from acrylic. They can function alone or in a section of a custom insert. They are self-contained.
Heights available: only 2” for now, but more heights coming soon. Depths of 2”, 4”, or 6” available. Widths can be anything between 2 and 15 inches.
The divider plates float freely within the block but will not come out of the block under normal usage.
You will need to remove one or more divider plates (it's easy) in order to accomodate more than one or two knives.
Swashbucklers welcome. No fiddling to get your knife in the right spot. Just stab it into the block and it stays put.
To conserve space, you can stack identical knives, as seen in some of the pictures above.
The dividers are 1/8" thick, so you benefit from from being able to space your knives so as to maximize storage or to optimize your grab time on popular knives.
Ideas for integrating more than one knife block into an insert
The units below feature two knife blocks in one drawer. One knife block is for dinner and/or steak knives. The other is for longer knives.
The image below shows the two knife blocks integrated with a custom insert.
The same concept is repeated below using a Custom Jr. (rather than a full-drawer custom insert.) The functionality is the same; the cost is less.
How to integrate a Santiago Knife Block with a custom organizer (Classic or Santiago) and assure a perfect fit:
Settle on a minimum width of knife block you need and figure out the length of the longest knife you wish to store in the knife block.
Thinking of that longest knife, bear in mind that the perimeter
walls are are 0.25 per wall for Santiago and 0.5” per wall for maple. Also the back wall
of the knife block will use about 0.5".
Now design your insert, choosing a template that will allow you to have a section of sufficient size for your knife block and knives.
On the final page of the custom insert wizard, before you add your insert to the shopping cart, you will see
the dimensions of all the sections in your insert. Make a note of the dimensions of the section where your knife
block will go. Confirm that there will be room for your longest knife based on the dimensions above. You may
also find it helpful to do a screen capture of the image of that insert.
Especially if you are ordering multiple inserts, use the "name your insert" field to give a name that includes
“knife block” to the insert that will contain your knife block. That helps us confirm the sizing and make sure
everything will fit perfectly.