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Wüsthof 17-Slot Knife Block

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Sugg. Price $65 Our Price $39.95 $49.95

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Give your fine cutlery the day-to-day protection and organization it deserves. Designed by Wüsthof, this countertop knife block has slots for multiple knives, kitchen shears and a honing steel.

  • Accommodates 15 knives, kitchen shears and a honing steel.
  • Horizontal slots eliminate contact stress on the knives’ cutting edges.
  • Choose from bamboo, walnut, cherry, acacia and black.
  • Nonskid rubber feet protect your countertop.
  • 4 3/4” x 10 1/2” x 8 1/2” high.
  • Made in China.
Use & Care


  • Wipe clean.

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If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners and knife storage), please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

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  • Rated 1 out of 5 by from Another W.S. 'On Line' Disappointment I actually purchased this block with the help of Aime from our local W.S. store. Because I am completely unimpressed with Wusthof's current glued on label, we spent much time searching on line, for a Wusthof block with the name imprinted into the wood. We found this in Walnut, (the only one) and ordered it. My order had the correct picture on it and when delivered, the box showed the same. When I gave this to my son and he opened it, it is the cheap looking glued on sticker!!! I wanted to return it but when seeing my upset, my son said no problem, he'll keep it. As of late, I've had much difficulty with online purchasing. Questioning my loyalty to W.S. on line. CONS....This product was not as described and not what the picture showed
    Date published: 2019-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Size & Quality Craftsmanship The size of this 17 Slot Block is perfect for your 10 favorite knives, 6 steak knives and steel. It looks impressive on your kitchen counter and great design. We have a drawer block for the rest of our Wusthof knives. I couldn't be happier with the Wusthof hardwood block we have had for 20+ years and it gets better looking the older it gets. I recommend it highly !!!
    Date published: 2017-11-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wusthof Knife Block Our old knife block was vertical, which was awkward for my wife when pulling out longer knives. I wanted one w/ a slanted angle. I bought this particular model b/c it is available in cherry. Our new K cabinets are cordovan-stained maple and the cherry looked like a close match. The block itself is great, but I gave it 4 stars vs. 5 b/c it doesn't have the reddish tones shown in the pic for cherry. Had I known it wouldn't, I would have bought a different model.
    Date published: 2016-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely worth the money I love this knife block! It is the perfect addition to my kitchen countertop and frees up ever so much space in the utensil drawer, not to mention the protection it gives my good knives. Only thing that could be better is bigger space for my cleaver, which I like to keep at the ready. I would absolutely, without hesitation, recommend this to anyone.
    Date published: 2015-04-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sturdy product I'm happy with the knife block that I got, just wish I had ordered a larger one to accomodate all my knives, shears, etc. The last one I had lasted me forever, a kitchen helper placed it in a dishwasher, not recommended!
    Date published: 2015-04-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nice but holds too many narrow knives. We got the black. Nice wood and looks. But the let down is - it doesnt hold enough working knives that one or a couple needs for their kitchen prep work. We are not willing to go for the 22" slot block. We tried the 22 slot and were just convinced that we dont want that buldozer look on kitchen countertop. No, defintely no. If the middle slot of the 17 Slot block was made sort of wider instead of wasting the space between the two small slots, it might have worked. We got another brand that is less focused on marketing their steak knives through their knife blocks. An oriental brand that has a good focus on a kitchen knife block for the kitchen so we dont end up with a bulky-huge-knife block on the countertop that our guests cant miss.
    Date published: 2015-03-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the real wood Based on others' reviews, I thought I'd get cherry wood when ordering. Wrong. The block is made of some tan wood and stained kind of cherry, but not as red as real cherry wood. The stain does not even penetrate the knife slots, which show tan. I did not receive a product anything like the photo.
    Date published: 2013-12-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and useful! Love this useful knife block in acacia wood - beautiful whorls of burled wood and many slots for a variety of knives. Wish I had bought it years ago!
    Date published: 2013-06-27
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  • What size steak knives does this block hold

    Asked by: Rubyrose
    Hi Rubyrose, This will accommodate steak knives with blades up to 4.75”
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-12-23

    I have several chef knives to store that have 8" long blades that at their widest are 1 3/4 inches. How many of the slots will accommodate large chef knives? From what kind of wood is the block made?

    Asked by: chris
    Hi Chris, There are multiple blocks on the product page. They are made of bamboo, walnut, cherry, acacia or black. There are 3 large slots: 1 slot is 2 3/8" wide and 2 slots that are 2" wide each.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-01-08
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