[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Arrived timely and was well packaged. Initial observation showed a soldily constructed knife block with a very nice appearance. Further examination revealed a well built heavy block with 26 slots and a well thought out and built swivel. The "fit and finish" was very good (but not perfect) and the slots were pretty well laid out. I am an amateur chef who cooks in front of people and I use many knives for special cuts and for show. This 26 slot block does the job for me. The slots are pretty well laid out although a little tight in one or two places for my larger handled knives.
I would have preferred a somewhat darker color but overall, I am very satisfied and my knives will be well protected.
I recommend this product for a "many knived" chef but it is likely overkill for a typical home cook.