Bamboo Box Knife Holders from VivaTerra

Bamboo Box Knife Holders from VivaTerra

Over the last few holidays and birthdays, we've been building a nice little collection of Wusthof knives. They're quite a luxury (it pays to have a mother who looks at knives the way Carrie Bradshaw looks at shoes), but recently they don't seem quite as sharp as they used to be.

These Bamboo Box Knife Holders from VivaTerra ($49 small; $89 large) are intriguing -- according to the VivaTerra site, the bamboo skewers that make up the inside of this contraption cushion your blades and keep them from dulling.

We've never seen anything like these knife holders and worry about the longevity of those thin bamboo skewers. If they were guaranteed to last, we'd put these on the next wish list.

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