These solid hardwood knife blocks lend an architectural presence to the kitchen, with their crisp, precise lines and strong geometric forms. Designed and fabricated by a Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) educated designer, the wood for the blocks was sourced from Big Leaf Maple and a 150+ year old Black Walnut planted on his family’s Oregon vineyard property by the original homesteaders in the mid-1800s. The high iron content of the soil yields an especially dark and dramatic wood tone. Each block is hand finished with a natural oil. Depending on knife size, the 2-Slot version holds approximately six kitchen knives. Maximum knife blade length is 9”.