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Compact Knife Block


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Made from oak, the Compact knife block’s classic, space-saving design makes it a practical addition to any kitchen worktop. Designed to house four kitchen knives and scissors.

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Compact Knife Block

The Compact knife block’s classic, space-saving design makes it a practical addition to any kitchen worktop. Made from oak and designed to house four kitchen knives as well as one pair of scissors (each sold separately).

Whilst specifically designed to hold the multi-award winning Signature kitchen knife range the Compact knife block will house many brands of kitchen knives.

Compact knife block slot guide

Build your own bespoke block set of kitchen knives. The Compact knife block features two large, one medium and one small knife slot as well as space for one pair of scissors.

Knife Compatible slot
  S M L
Bread Knives      
Signature Bread Knife 22cm - ✓ -
Carving Knives      
Signature Carving Knife 20cm - ✓ -
Signature Carving Knife 23cm - ✓ -
Cook's Knives      
Signature Cook's Knife 12cm - - ✓
Signature Cook's Knife 14cm - - ✓
Signature Cook's Knife 16cm - - ✓
Signature Cook's Knife 18cm - - ✓
Signature Cook's Knife 20cm - - ✓
Signature Cook's Knife 25cm - - -
Flexible Knives      
Signature Flexible Filleting Knife 16cm - ✓ -
Signature Flexible Utility Knife 16cm - ✓ -
Kitchen Knives      
Signature Kitchen Knife 12cm ✓ - -
Signature Kitchen Knife 14cm - ✓ -
Santoku Knives      
Signature Santoku Knife 11cm - - ✓
Signature Santoku Knife 14cm - - ✓
Signature Santoku Knife 17cm - - ✓
Signature Deep Santoku Knife 17cm - - -
Slicing Knives      
Signature Slicing Knife 30cm - - -
Signature Flexible Slicing Knife 30cm - - -
Signature Tomato Knife 14cm (Serrated) - ✓ -
Signature Utility Knife 12cm (Serrated) ✓ - -
Signature Vegetable/Paring Knife 8cm ✓ - -
Signature Vegetable/Paring Knife 10cm ✓ - -
Signature Steak Knife 10cm (Plain & Serrated) ✓ - -


Please Note: All knives in the small and medium sized sleeves will also fit into the large sleeve.

Incompatible Knives: Signature Cook's Knife 25cm, Signature Deep Santoku Knife 17cm, Signature Slicing Knife 30cm, Signature Flexible Slicing Knife 30cm


Depth: 210 mm

Height: 178 mm

Width: 100 mm

  • Lasting superior sharpness

    Lasting superior sharpness

    German stainless steel, hardened to Rockwell 56, is used in the manufacture of all Robert Welch kitchen knives. Being more malleable than Japanese steel allows for easy home maintenance and a superior sharpness that lasts.

  • Designing the Robert Welch way

    Designing the Robert Welch way

    Every Robert Welch product has been designed to possess a timeless elegance whilst being both affordable and highly functional. This film was created as an introduction to Robert Welch and offers an insight into our passion for design.

What owners are saying...

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“Just what I wanted and up to the usual high standard of RW products.”

– David Bateson, 4th May 2019
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Beautiful fit

“Fits beautifully in our new kitchen and makes using our Robert Welch knives easy to reach and use. Delighted with it.”

– Jill Smith, 1st February 2019
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compact knife block

“Looks very good and works perfectly with my Robert Welch knives”

– Jane Roberts, 17th January 2019
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Well designed and good to look at

“The compact knife block is well designed . It holds the knives and scissors so that they glide effortlessly in and out and yet are they are securely held in place. It looks good on the kitchen work surface and is lovely to touch.”

– Shelagh Smith, 7th January 2019
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“Stylish and just what we are after. As always a good design by Robert Welch.”

– Karmen, 12th December 2018
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Great addition to kitchen

“Lovely wooden knife block. Perfect for my new RW knives!”

– Katie, 25th November 2018
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