As in: The reason you’re scared to reach into the kitchen drawer.
Place them in a drawer with knife guards. Protect knives―and your digits―with individual knife guards (from $2, various sizes available, kitchenworksinc.com). “You can stack them next to one another and they won’t get damaged,” says April Bloomfield, chef at the Spotted Pig, in New York City.
Hang knives on the wall. Short on drawer space? Hang knives on a wall-mounted magnetic strip “near where you’re going to cut,” says Jeffrey Elliot, executive chef for knife manufacturer Zwilling J. A. Henckels. “If you prefer a knife block, the slots should be horizontal so the knives slide in parallel to the counter rather than resting on the blade edges, which can dull over time.”