Sure, you can keep your knives in a block on the countertop, but we doubt that will help liven up the kitchen. If you want your knife storage to be as decorative as it is functional, you may want to look at something like this Grapevine Knife Rack.
Made from chunkier sections of discarded grapevines, it’s a magnetic knife strip that you can mount onto walls and the base of wall cabinets to serve as designated storage sections for the blades you use for cooking preparation. With irregularly-curved shapes, rich colors, and beautiful grains, each naturally-weathered rack is quite the sight, making for an eye-catching piece to add to any cooking space.
The Grapevine Knife Rack can hold up to six large knives along individual magnets inserted flush into the wood, which you can easily recognize by their round shapes. It mounts using a pair of keyhole hangers recessed into the body, with all required mounting hardware included. Each one is handcrafted in the US by local artisans.
Because every piece is made using salvaged grapevine, every rack is unique, whether in their exact shapes, grains, or weathering. Despite that, each one is produced at a relatively uniform size of approximately 25.5 x 5.5 x 1 inches.
Available from Napa Style, the Grapevine Knife Rack is priced at $169.