Though it seems like a good idea to house your knives in a block with custom-size slots, in practice it can be an organizational mess. That's just one of the reasons to love this sculptural holder from German cutlery brand Wusthof. It holds 15 knives and a sharpening steel—and it allows you to keep the blades you use most frequently closest at hand. Not only is it flexible, but it also looks good enough to earn counter space in even the sleekest kitchen. Available on Amazon.