I’ve never liked magnetized wall-mounted knife racks (too precarious) or knife blocks (countertop space hoggers). I do like this Wall-Mount Stainless-Steel Knife Rack manufactured by the Edlund Company in Burlington, Vermont (motto: "Our reputation is stainless"), which holds nine knives and adds a professional-restaurant vibe to your kitchen. $74.39 at Tundra Restaurant Supply.
Edlund also makes appealing, professional-quality kitchen tools, such as the can opener and scale shown below.
Above: Edlund’s No. 1 Manual Can Opener is $98.49 at Tundra Restaurant Supply and would make a handsome addition to any kitchen.