The Best Wooden Magnetic Knife Holders – Our Top 9

Wooden magnetic knife holders are a splendid addition to any home décor, no matter what your current color scheme or aesthetic happens to be.

They’re simple things, but they serve a few different purposes in a well organized prep area.

First, they look great. These are stylish and are easy to maintain; a single strip can last you for years.

Next, magnetic knife holders that are mounted on your wall can help you keep your knives up on the wall away from where small children can reach them easily. For your purposes, though, they’ll be in just the right spot. They can be installed in drywall, cabinets, or tile. Even the installation is easy!

Last, but not least, traditional style knife blocks that sit on your counter get dirty because their design makes them difficult to clean. Almost no one thinks about cleaning the inside of the knife block; most people clean only the outside. Countertop magnetic knife blocks are designed to be cleaned!

But, They're Not All The Same

For something that looks so simple, you’d think that accomplishing the idea behind them well would be simple, as well. So simple that no company could possibly mess it up and make a bad product. Right?

Well, as with anything, if it can be done wrong, it will be by someone. That’s the case with these; many are made right, but many are also made wrong.

Consider The Magnet Strength

The first thing that you want to look for in a magnetic knife strip (even before considering the appearance) is how strong the magnet is. If the magnet won’t hold your knives, then there’s no point in having one. Consider the weight of the heaviest knife that you will be putting onto the strip. Some magnetic strips won’t hold heavier chef’s knives. Make sure that the holder you’re getting is made with “rare earth” neodymium magnets.

Ease of Installation

The second thing to consider is how easy it is to install. Most of these will come with the hardware necessary to install it on to a few different surface types.

Countertop designs don’t require any installation, but they will leave knives somewhat easily accessible by children.

What It's Made Of And How It's Finished

Third, consider what the holder is made of and whether the manufacturer says that the finish food safe. This is particularly true on strips that have wood on the surface that the knife sits on, because sometimes the clear finish may not be food safe. If it is, the manufacturer will state that it is.

The reason a wooden magnetic knife holder is the best for your knives is due to it being made of wood; metal knife holders aren’t good due to the accidental dinging of the blade against the metal as you put the knife back in place. It will dull and sometimes damage it.

The Length

The length is also important due to the space constraints that you may have in your kitchen. For many people, a 12” strip is more than sufficient. Others may want a 24” strip. You shouldn’t need longer than that unless you’re running a commercial kitchen.

Here are the top 3 wood magnetic knife holders that we’ve chosen based on this criteria.

Artelegno 51 Pisa Magnetic Knife Block

For those that like a knife block instead of a strip on the wall, this magnetic knife block is perfect. It’s as stylish as it is functional and it’s made of solid wood.

It holds a max of 8 knives with a max blade length of 11.2 inches.

Because the knives go on the outside, it’s easy to clean and it’s finished with a food-safe lacquer.

Artelegno Artisan Magnetic Knife Block

For those that like a knife block instead of a strip on the wall, this magnetic knife block is perfect. It’s as stylish as it is functional and it’s made of solid wood.

It holds a max of 8 knives with a max blade length of 11.2 inches.

Because the knives go on the outside, it’s easy to clean and it’s finished with a food-safe lacquer.

Walnut M.O.C. Board 12 Inch Wood Magnetic Knife Holder or Magnetic Knife Strip

This board is made of furniture grade Walnut wood and is also available in: Cherry, Maple, Lacewood, Zebrawood, and Wenge. Because this is a high end piece, it’s designed so there are no screws or other fasteners visible once it’s installed. It’s seamless. The finish on this is also food safe, another great benefit.

Dimensions are 12” long 2” wide and 0.8” deep. It’s a natural wood piece, so each one will be completely unique. No 2 boards will be exactly like in color or pattern; consider this if you want more than 1 of them and want to place them directly next to each other.

Walnut Wood Magnetic Knife Rack by SMF

This is a fairly wide knife rack; it’s 6” tall, which allows it to hold larger knives with more ease than a lesser height board would. Like the strip I mentioned above, it uses rare earth magnets to hold your prize cutlery in place while you do all the real work.

This strip includes the hardware for installing into drywall or wood. It’s available in Cherry, Walnut, and Maple. The lengths that are available are 12” and 18”.

Magnetic Wooden Knife Bar Holder Strip by Jonathan Alden

This strip is uniquely designed; most other wooden magnetic knife strips appear to be solid wood on the surface, but this one has holes in it to give it a little more character than the others. It has keyholes in the back for easy mounting on drywall or wood.

It’s available in 12”, 16”, 20”, and 24” lengths and is available in walnut and cherry.

12 Inch Walnut Magnetic Knife Holder by Kurouto

This magnetic knife holder isn’t like those that are made of metal; they won’t chip or dull your knives, it won’t rust, and has a natural, elegant look to it. The ultra strong magnets embedded into the wood make sure that even your heaviest knives stay sturdily in place.

This is available in walnut color only and measures 12 inches long.

16 Inch Magnetic Knife Strip by wooDsom

This magnetic knife holder is made of solid walnut or birdseye maple and won’t let you down when you need somewhere secure to store your knives away from small hands. The wood is finished with food safe oil and has no “dead zones: the magnet is complete the whole length of the board.

It measures 16 inches long.

Boker Wood Magnetic Knife Block

This is a unique magnetic knife holder that sits on your countertop and displays all of your knives around the outside of the block on each individual board. It doesn’t have a swivel base and it meant to be stationary.

It’s available in black, olive, and makassar wood and its dimensions are 11 1/4” x 10” x 6” and it weighs approximately 2 lbs.

Acacia Wood Magnetic Knife Block by Yitchen

This is a unique magnetic knife holder that sits on your countertop and displays all of your knives around the outside of the block on each individual board. It doesn’t have a swivel base and it meant to be stationary.

It’s available in black, olive, and makassar wood and its dimensions are 11 1/4” x 10” x 6” and it weighs approximately 2 lbs.