My thought for our new home ~ new kitchen ~ was to continue to make use of my favorite knives without having them so prominantly displayed on the counter in the traditional block. This tray fits very nicely in a drawer next to the range, so it's really useful. We bought a set of Wustof knives as we retired ~ a real treat to us! I hope to streamline our new kitchen and have far more drawer and cupboard space to work with ... so the knives will be safely away from little hands yet very available to the rest of us! I wasn't sure, but this tray holds ALL of the knives that we use daily and keeps them neatly stached away.