Originally Posted by FillingMyQuiver
We store the knives in the block upside down so that the blades don't rub the block and dull.
You mean with the edge of the knives pointing up? So flipped over from how they are in the picture? Does that actually keep them from touching the block? Blocks I've had, the knives fit fairly snugly. Maybe yours is designed for keeping the edges from dulling, which would be cool.
Since we don't eat steak at home, ever, we have a magnetic strip and like 4 chefs knives, and a couple paring knives. Some Chicago cutlery and some other ones we got from Target that have stayed sharper (we have a honing stick, but no sharpening stone) than the Chicago C. knives.
Don't get serrated knives, you can't sharpen them and despite what they all claim, you will *want* to sharpen them eventually.