Product Type: Ethos Cutlery
Newest Review: ... slot easily into place. == The knives == The Voodoo knife block is supplied with 5 knives which include a bread knife (serated -330mm),... more
Serves as a warning to my partner!
Voodoo Knife Block
Member Name: kama0529
Voodoo Knife Block
Advantages: Sturdy. Stands out - unique. Good quality knives. Safe. Fun.
I have the Voodoo Knife Man Block sat on the worktop in my kitchen, and over the 18 months or so that I've had it, it has been a talking point by many visitors who have visited my house. When I saw it, I bought it because I thought it looked unique and quirky - and thought it was something that would be appreciated by people with a sense of humour. It addition to this, it was a practical way to store kitchen knives which didn't involve just stuffing the in the drawer. I have no idea how much I paid when I bought this, but I have seen in online in recent months for around £45.
I have the red version of this product.....the red one I feel stands out more, especially as my kitchen styled with dark black marble and so I felt it stood out in stark contrast to that. Lets face it, if you're the type of person that actually likes this, then you're probably not going to want to have it hidden away in a corner, but rather to stand out as a feature.
So, when you get this Voodoo man, you do need to attach the base of the Voodoo Man to the base stand. It really is simple and took no more than a few minutes - and required only a basic screwdriver. The screws come with the pack and are actually pre-attached and so its just a matter of tightening them. Even I can cope with something like this - and I'm not the worlds greatest DIY expert. The base of the Voodoo Man is sturdy and stable and there is no danger of the man toppling.
The product is made of red, shiny, sturdy and durable plastic. Its fairly heavy and it feels like its built to last. Interspersed within the Voodoo Man's body are five slots, and the idea is that knives then slot into these slots and act as a holder for them, while creating a unique image in your kitchen (at least I hope it is!) of a man being stabbed by five knives and falling backwards. Maybe it is a little bit "sick" and macarbe - but I actually find it funny and tell my partner to let it be a warning to him!! There are no scratches on my model despite constant everyday use.
Accompanying the pack are five stainless steel knives of various sizes and blade varieties. The knives have proven to be very efficient and well made - and 18 months or so later, they remain sharp and in one piece. The handles themselves are a continuation of the knife itself and so are also made of stainless steel - and hence they are as sturdy as the knives themselves. There is a bread knife, a small 5 inch knife and a larger 8 inch knife, a pairing knife and a carving knife. The slots in the man are the length and depth to accomodate the various knives - and so safety, there are thick plastic sheaves so that the knives so not poke out the back and create a potential hazard.
Overall, I love this product. It is effective, practical and fun all rolled into one - and its of a high quality, which is rare for a novelty item. It is fairly expensive, but the knives are good quality - and it will act as a talking point for visitors to your kitchen. Some may hate it, but, in my experience, most people think its brilliant.
Summary: I love my Voodoo man......good quality and fun. Its more than a novelty item.
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