As well-formed as it is practical, the multi-award winning, British designed Signature knife block has been designed with effortless human interaction in mind.
This knife block comes complete with an integrated ceramic wheel knife sharpener, to keep blade edges honed and sharp. A magnetic locator in each slot draws the spine of the knife to the block, preventing damage to the cutting edge when inserting or removing the knives. Designed to hold 6 knives.
We recommend that after 12-24 months, depending on frequency of use, you change the ceramic sharpening wheel in the built-in knife sharpener to maintain your knife's cutting edge to a high standard.
The multi award winning Robert Welch Designs Signature kitchen knife collection was designed in consultation with professional chefs and is designed for purpose and practicality, in everyday food preparations.
Choosing the right kitchen knife, the best knife for the task at hand, makes preparing a meal easier. Selecting the perfect knife for slicing, dicing or chopping allows you to work with accuracy and cut consistently, which helps food to cook more evenly. The specially hardened, high-quality, German stainless steel used for our Signature knives is durable, easy to clean and maintain.
The Signature knife block consists of 1 small, 2 medium and 3 large knife slots. All knives in the small and medium sized sleeves also fit into the large sleeve. Build your own bespoke block set of kitchen knives by choosing from the following:
Compatible with small slot: Signature Vegetable/Paring Knife 8cm; Signature Vegetable/Paring Knife 10cm; Signature Steak Knife 10cm (Plain & Serrated)
Compatible with medium slot: Signature Utility Knife 12cm (Serrated); Signature Kitchen Knife 12cm; Signature Kitchen Knife 14cm; Signature Flexible Filleting Knife 16cm; Signature Flexible Utility Knife 16cm; Signature Carving Knife 20cm; Signature Carving Knife 23cm; Signature Bread Knife 22cm
Compatible with large slot: 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 Santoku Knife 11cm; Signature Santoku Knife 14cm; Signature Santoku Knife 17cm
Sold as a block only to hold a combination of Robert Welch Signature kitchen knives, but please note the following knives are not compatible with this knife block: Signature Cook's Knife 25cm; Signature Deep Santoku Knife 17cm; Signature Flexible Slicing Knife 30cm
The Signature knife block is made from durable matt black ABS with a polished stainless steel collar.
Download our guide to sharpening your Signature Knife with the Robert Welch Hand-held Sharpener.
Care & Need to Know
ABS is a strong and durable polymer. This material can be easily maintained at optimum condition by being wiped with a damp cloth. The stainless steel components can be cleaned by using a dry microfibre cloth (dampen for more stubborn marks) and dried immediately after cleaning.
The stainless steel components can be cleaned by using a dry microfibre cloth (dampened for more stubborn marks) and dried immediately after cleaning. To remove persistent marks, clean with a proprietary stainless steel cream cleaner (we recommend Barkeeper’s Friend) using a microfibre cloth.
For more information please see our Knife Storage Product Care.
Caring for your Signature Knives:
By hand (recommended):
• Rinse the Signature knives to remove any traces of food.
• Wash gently in warm, soapy, water with a soft cloth. There is no need to soak your Signature knives.
• Thoroughly dry stainless steel knives individually.
• For the best finish, apply a non-abrasive metal polish.
In the dishwasher:
• Ensure your dishwasher setting are set as per the manufacturers' instructions for water hardness in your area.
• Maintain the appropriate salt and rinse aid levels in your dishwasher.
• Before placing in the dishwasher, rinse Signature knives to remove all traces of food.
• Wash stainless steel Signature knives separately to other metals, such as silver, in order to keep them in optimum condition.
• The best detergents for Signature knives are free from chlorides and citrus additives.
• Standard dishwasher programmes are recommended, there is no need to rinse and hold Signature knives.
• Occasional application of mineral oil to the handles of kitchen knives will maintain their colour. Remove any excess oil before use.
For further information please see our Kitchen Knives Product Care page.
The Signature knife block with sharpener has a 10 Year Guarantee.
Delivery & Returns
UK standard delivery is normally made within 2-4 working days. Subject to stock availability. Please see our Delivery page for more information, other options or for delivery times to other territories.
We pride ourselves on our consistent delivery promise and often exceed customer expectations, however, please be aware that we may need to change our delivery timescales when we are unfortunate enough to experience operational challenges.
If you would like to contact us about your delivery, the Customer Care Team are available on 01386 840 522 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm GMT (excluding Bank Holidays), via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through live chat on the website, 7-days a week.
For further information, please see our delivery page.
This product has won the following awards:
Design Story: Signature Knives (2005-2007)
Design Director, Paul deBretton Gordon was first tasked with this project when he joined Robert Welch. He reflects "The design process for the Signature knife range was rooted in questioning all aspects of functionality, durability, methods of manufacture and ease of use." He worked in collaboration with Rupert Welch to perfect the knives using the experience of professional chefs. The knife range was rigorously tested over three years. Signature knives are now much loved by both professional and amateur chefs alike.