I purchased a number of knife blocks before getting this 35-slot cherry knife block. We have a cleaver that we needed to house and the 35-slot knife block was the smallest one (!) with room for one. I was apprehensive about the size of the block, but now that it's in the kitchen, it looks wonderful and holds ALL our knives, including our steak knives. Quality is great - the cherry color is beautiful. Smooth edges, well finished. Another example of Wusthof's high quality.