This Kasumi Knife Block is designed to specifically hold Kasumi Knives. It will generally hold two large knives, two medium sized knives and two small knives. The Block is made from wood and the is itself quite heavy. Knives are held in place by magnets and the blades of the knives are visible, allowing the owner to appreaite the beauty of Kasumi Knives. Kasumi Knives are produced by the Sumikama Cutlery factory in Seki Japan. Sumikama specializes in producing knives from the most advanced materials, with the most advanced manufacturing techniques.