I have a predominantly white coloured kitchen where my main wall is tiled white with a contrasting red grout whilst my flooring is black. Because of this my appliances tend to be either of these 3 colours to fit in with the colour scheme and when looking for a new knife block I had red in mind.
My old knife block was black with rainbow coloured handles and whilst it has served it's purpose the knives are now quite blunt and the handles are faded having been kept on my window ledge and subsequently catching the rays of the sun.
Around September of last year I was idly flicking through Studio catalogue which I don't often order from these days but there were a few small items I wanted to order for stocking fillers for Christmas and as I neared the end of the catalogue I spotted the household products with this - Voodoo Man Knife Block - instantly catching my eye, and I decided to order it in red.
What caught my eye immediately is the fact this knife block is in the shape of a man and the knives literally pierce through him. As one of my favourite TV programmes is Dexter (about a 'good' serial killer) this instantly reminded me of the show and it was so quirky that I liked it's originality as it was different from the norm.
This can be purchased in the following colours:
The knife block contains five high quality knives all made from molybdenum and vanadium stainless steel which is supposedly sharper than standard stainless steel.
The knives included are:
*Two chefs knives
*One pairing knife
*One utility knife
*One carving knife
The five knives all have their own individual sized slots on various parts of the 'voodoo man' with one through the head, two through the chest and the other two on each leg and each is held in place by not only the slot but the addition of a magnet meaning they wont just fall out. The voodoo man is made of a sturdy plastic and the height is 39cm, with the rather large circular base being 26cm in diameter and if including the length of the knives the width is 39cm.
*~*Price, packaging & availability*~*
I first came across this knife block through the Studio catalogue as mentioned and this was the first time I had seen it, though I have since spotted it online on various sites including Amazon. I paid £49 in Studio which at the time I thought was expensive but now I have looked around I have found my purchase was actually the cheapest as it is in excess of £59 everywhere else and on one site I spotted it at £79!
The knife block arrived in a large cardboard box with each individual knife in a cardboard covering. Though the covering was thick I wouldn't say it was ample enough to protect the knives as you could see where the serrated edges were tearing through. The voodoo man himself came intact though the large round base was separate and simply screwed into the base of the man. Setting up the knife block was relatively easy and it took only minutes to unpack everything and screw the base to the voodoo man.