Getting to play with knives might be half the fun of cooking (the other half is eating). And while you're working on your knife skills, you might as well have something cool to look at. Check out this collection of 10 awesome knife sets, blocks, and holders to fit any kitchen.
• Kitchen Bull — toro legno $540 This all-purpose bull has slots for 10 knives, a bookshelf, and a cheese board in his butt.
• Sunburst Knife Block — Forshner Designs $198 This chic block has a sophisticated edge. Pardon the pun.
• Multi Bar Magnetic Knife Perch — Split River Designs $95 With classy stripes and woodgrain, this magnetic perch would work in pretty much any kitchen.
• Fiesta Tangerine Knife Set — Fiesta $118.99 Hey look, a knife set in tangerine, the color of 2012.
• Throwzini Knife Set — Barbuzzo $78.46 The knife guy on this carnival-themed set really spins. We don't recommend actually throwing the knives at the target.
• Magnetic Knife Block — feelfeetfound $110 This minimalist magnetic knife set comes in an array of colors.
• Chalkboard Knife Holder — JkCabinets $45 Chalkboard paint may be a little done at this point, but it's still exceedingly useful in the kitchen, and this dual-purpose block frees up counter space.
• Bonded Teak Knife Set — Schmidt Brothers Cutlery $279.67 A huge set of knives behind glass.
• The Ex Knife Set — Raffaele Lannello $79.99 We've all seen this guy. By now he's practically a classic.
• The Pure Komachi 2 Knife Set — Pure Komachi 2 $74.99 How fabulous would these bright knives look in a stark white kitchen? All the fabulous.
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