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A beautiful, yet functional, knife block set is hard to find. Add to the list one that is also relatively affordable, and you’ve got your work cut out for you. Fortunately, the Schmidt Brothers – a New Jersey design duo known for their super effective curved heel knives – have recently teamed up with West Elm to create a gorgeous, practical, and inexpensive magnetic knife block, complete with thirteen of their signature knives and a sharpening stone to make sure they stay in tip-top shape.

Schmidt Brothers 15-Piece Downtown Block, $199.95 at