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Compact Knife Block


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...

My New Favorite Knife Maker

“Recently purchased a really lovely Robert Welch chef's knife but, unfortunately, the online retailer from which I'd purchased it (Crate and Barrel) did not carry any of the RW blocks for it to fit in property. I shopped the RW UK online store; found and ordered the above product; paid a very reasonable fee for shipping from the UK to Florida, USA; and received it via DHL an astounding three business days later. Very impressive!
Love the smaller footprint this block offers especially as compared to my older, bigger block (that would not even house my new RW chef's knife).
I am very impressed by the quality of both the knife and the block, as well as the excellent service Robert Welch provides its customers.
I have a new favorite knife maker--will be back for more!”

– Patty O'D, 15th March 2017
Does the job - could do with strong magnets like its big brother knife block

“Compact, does the job. Has a square slot for the signature general scissors. I wish it could accommodate the poulty scissors as they would have been more useful for my particular food preparation needs to have at hand. Instead I have a waiter's friend type corkscrew resting in that slot.

Are there magnets to hold the knives in place like the larger version? Its just that I feel a slight upward pull on the knives if I move them along the vertical plane of the block off the surface while they are in their slots. If there are magnets on the knife block, they are not strong enough to hold a 20cm cooks knife and a 14cm santoku knife off the inner surface of the slot.”

– Chris , 14th December 2016
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